Alex Abrines Y Juancho Hernangómez they lived a great night in the NBA, where their great personal performances added victories with Oklahoma Thunder City Y Denver Nuggets, respectively, something that could not be done Nikola Mirotic whose good game with New Orleans Pelicans did not have the prize of the triumph.
Abrines was an unexpected protagonist in the Thunder victory on the Charlotte Hornets court by 107-111 and he won the duel Willy Hernangómez, after showing his skills as a shooter by scoring 25 points coming from the bench, with 5/10 in the triple throw, while the pivot stayed in 3 points and 5 rebounds.
"Alex has to be ready to throw the ball, he's a shooter and he knows how to play basketball," he said. Russell Westbrook, the only one who exceeded in score to the Balearic with 29 points and who grazed the 'triple-double' with 10 assists and 8 rebounds.
The two of them, plus the contribution also from the German Denis Schoereder (21), were key for visitors to sign a great comeback to take the game. And it is that the Hornets, where the best with 21 points were Kemba Walker Y Malik Monk, came to dominate by 19 points in the third period (66-47), but his rival, by the hand of Abrines (13 points), reacted to tighten things before the end of the period (77-73). The equality was maintained until the end and a triple of Schoreder ended up giving the victory to the Thunder.
The Madrid power forward also signed a great game Juancho Hernangómez, who was left with the honor of being the top scorer in the clear victory of Denver Nuggets by 91-110 before some losers Cleveland Cavaliers. The former Students, also coming from the bench, ended with 23 points, with 5/8 in triples, to be the best of their own who recovered from a bad first quarter (27-15) to come back with authority before the break (42-50) and finish the contest in the third (66-50) 83). In this way, the Colorado franchise maintains its great start (7-1) to go second in the Western Conference after the Warriors (8-1).
Finally, Nikola Mirotic continued with his good start of campaign, but New Orleans Pelicans no, partly because they still miss their star, the pivot Anthony Davis, and this did not miss it Portland Trail Blazers to win by 132-119 and endorsing his fourth straight defeat.
The Spanish-Montenegrin power forward closed his match with an optimum 'double-double' of 18 points and 13 rebounds, but unlike his compatriots he did not have his best night in the shot with 6/20, 1/6 from the triple.
Alternate Julius Randle He was the one who threw the team behind with 29 points, but they were also insufficient to beat the Trail Blazers led by Damian Lillard (26) and Jusuf Nurkic (20 and 9 rebounds) and that pressed in defense in the last quarter to leave in 20 points to his rival and take the win.