Toronto Raptors, second of the Eastern Conference, has fallen this morning at the home of the Charlotte Hornets of Willy Hernangómez (113-111), in an NBA duel in which Serge Ibaka achieved his second consecutive 'double-double', while the base Ricky Rubio has been injured in the Utah Jazz victory over Sacramento Kings (119-98).
The Canadians (56-24) succumbed again to a basket by Jeremy Lamb in the last second to interrupt a streak of five straight wins, all in spite of the 29 points of Kawhi Leonard, top scorer of the match and one of the five players of Your team with double digits.
Another of them was the power forward Serge Ibaka, who showed off with a 'double-double' of 20 points -10 of 15 field goals- and 12 rebounds-nine defensive ones- in his 21 minutes of participation. In addition, the Hispanic-Congolese contributed with one attendance and two stoppers.
On the other hand, Catalan Marc Gasol, who had almost 27 minutes, managed to score 6 points, distribute 2 assists, capture 6 rebounds and put 1 'cap'. Meanwhile, Willy Hernangómez could not score in the three minutes he was on the court.
In the Vivint Smart Home Arena, the Jazz (49-30), fifths of the West, went a step further to ensure the playoffs by defeating the Kings, but the duel was settled with the possible injury of Ricky Rubio. The base of El Masnou, who before retiring had obtained 4 points and 2 rebounds, had to leave the field with just five minutes played by a blow that caused a concussion in the quadriceps of the left leg.
In addition, Juancho Hernangómez did not have minutes in the victory of Denver Nuggets, second of the West, on the Portland Trail Blazers (119-110), as well as the baseman José Manuel Calderón in the Detroit Pistons defeat, in the seventh place of the East, Oklahoma City Thunder (123-110).
Statistics of Spanish players
Serge Ibaka: 20 points, 1 assist, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Marc Gasol: 6 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds and 1 stopper.
Ricky Rubio: 4 points and 2 rebounds.
Willy Hernangómez: Without statistics.
Juancho Hernangómez: Did not play.
José Manuel Calderón: Did not play.