The ‘double-double’ of Ricky Rubior (16 points, 10 assists) has not prevented the defeat of Phoenix Suns against Raptors without Spanish players (114-123), while Juancho Hernangómez He has continued to grow with Minnesota Timberwolves in the victory in New Orleans (134-139) and his brother’s Hornets Willy they have fallen by the minimum against Antonio Spurs (103-104).
Neither Marc Gasol nor Serge Ibaka, both injured, appeared with the Raptors, who arrived in Phoenix determined to cut their streak of three consecutive losses, the worst in this 2020 that began brilliantly.
The Canadian team achieved its goal by the hand of Pascal Siakam (33), Kyle Lowry (28) and Norman Powell (26), Artificers of a remarkable comeback in the second part that allowed them to arrive with the game under control in the final minutes.
For their part, the Suns accused DeandreAyton’s ankle sprain that left them without their best inside player in the last quarter. Devin Booker (22 and 10 assists) and substitute Cameron Johnson (21) could not avoid the fourth loss followed by the Arizona franchise.
In addition, Juancho Hernangómez continues to grow from his transfer to the Timberwolves and played 33 minutes in the Smoothie King Center, where he contributed 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists to the triumph of his team.
Malik Beasley (28) and D’Angelo Russell (23) they allied themselves to surprise the Pelicans in their fiefdom, which did not make the “triple-double” of Jrue Holiday profitable (27, 12 assists and 10 rebounds) or the 25 points of their stellar rookie Zion Williamson
Finally, Willy Hernangómez contributed 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 stopper in 17 minutes of play in Charlotte, where his team missed the last possession to win the game. Dejounte Murray (21) was the best of a winning Spurs under the baton of Tim Duncan, who premiered as head coach in the absence of Gregg Popovich for personal reasons.
–Statistics of the Spaniards
RICKY BLOND: 16 points, 10 assists, 4 rebounds and 1 steal.
JUANCHO HERNANGÓMEZ: 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists.
WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 stopper.