The Spanish base Ricky Rubio has led Utah Jazz this morning in the victory over Dallas Mavericks (125-109), who again accused the absence of the Slovenian Luka Doncic, in an NBA day in which neither Willy Hernangómez nor José Manuel Calderón had minutes with their respective teams.
At the EnergySolutions Arena, the Salt Lake City (33-26) ended a two-game losing streak to settle in sixth place in the Western Conference, just ahead of the San Antonio Spurs. Pau Gasol (33-27). Meanwhile, Dallas (26-33), second-to-last of the West, still without winning without Doncic, falls again due to discomfort in the ankle.
On this occasion, Rubio emerged as the leading scorer of his team together with the guard Donovan Mitchell (25) to materialize 25 points -8 of 14 field goals, including 1 of 5 triples, and 8 of 10 from the personnel line-in the 36 minutes he was on the court; In addition, El Masnou contributed with 5 assists, 4 rebounds – all defensive – and a recovery of the ball.
On the other hand, Calderón and Willy Hernangómez were left without a minutes by technical decision. The Extremadura missed the victory of the Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat (96-119), a result with which the Michigan franchise (28-30) continues in seventh place in the East, while Madrid did not participate in the defeat of Charlotte Hornets, in posts of 'playoff' in the same conference, before Brooklyn Nets (115-117).
Statistics of Spanish players
Ricky Rubio: 25 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 1 steal.
Willy Hernangómez: Did not play.
José Manuel Calderón: Did not play.