The Spanish duel of the night in the NBA has been resolved in favor of José Manuel Calderón, with the clear victory of the Pistons against the Nuggets of Juancho Hernangómez (129-103), while Pau Gasol has gone unnoticed in the loss of San Antonio Spurs against Sacramento Kings (127-112).
Detroit, put in full fight for the 'playoffs' in the Eastern Conference, where it occupies the ninth position, scored a great victory against the second classified of the West thanks to the inner power of its pivot Andre Drummond (27 points, 12 rebounds), who won the duel Nikola Jokic (16)
After a first quarter matched, the Pistons took off in the second with a partial of 34-19 and dominated the score during the rest of a game in which Juancho Hernangómez reaped 6 points and 4 rebounds, while Calderón distributed 1 assist.
For its part, Gasol it returned to have just 6 minutes of game with the Spurs in which he contributed 2 points and 1 rebound. His team showed again that it was much harder to perform at home and DeMar points DeRozan (24) and LaMarcus Aldridge (22) were not enough to disturb some superior Kings and led by Marvin Bagley (24 and 12 rebounds).
Statistics of Spanish players
- Juancho Hernangómez: 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assistance.
- Pau Gasol: 2 points and 1 rebound.
- José Manuel Calderón: 1 assistance