Ricky Rubio could not prolong the good run of the Suns before one of the revelations of the season, the Miami Heat. The Spanish base returned to have an outstanding performance with the Arizona team (11 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal), but it was not enough to overcome the Heat that had stellar Jimmy Butler (34 points) and Goran Dragic (25).
Eight games have been enough for Ricky to become the soul of the Suns. The withdrawal of Andre Ayton (sanctioned for the use of prohibited substances) has increased the responsibilities of the MVP of the last World Cup in charge of the team. And his response has been to become the best rebounder (6.5), pin (8.5) and thief (1.8) of his own. It also has 11 points per game. The Suns, the worst team of last season, have a remarkable balance of 5 wins and 3 losses.
The day brought the maximum score of the season of Willy Hernángomez with the Hornets. The pivot scored 5 points in six minutes in the defeat of the franchise led by Michael Jordan against the Celtics. The Boston team leads the Eastern Conference with only one loss in seven games. Pau Gasol still does not debut with the Blazers and the stellar performance of the night was the work of his former teammates in the Spurs Lamarcus Aldridge. The power forward scored 39 points against the Thunder.
Results: Charlotte Hornets, 87-Boston Celtics, 108; San Antonio Spurs, 121-Oklahoma City Thunder, 112; Phoenix Suns 108-Miami Heat, 124 and Los Angeles Clippers, 107-Portland Trail Blazers, 101.
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