The pivot Willy Hernangómez He was the only one of the three Spaniards present on Sunday in the NBA who added the victory, although it was at the expense of the baseman José Manuel Calderón, while his brother Juancho, who started with the Nuggets, fell to Milwaukee Bucks.
Charlotte Hornets continues its positive start to the season and remains in the top eight of the Eastern Conference after achieving his seventh victory by beating the Detroit Pistons 103-113 with a contribution from Willy Hernangómez, who took advantage of his minutes (13) on court to sign 9 points (4/6) and 3 rebounds.
The Madrilenian took the national duel of the night before a José Manuel Calderón who also came from the bench, but that was not so lucky in his performance with 0 points and failure in his three shots to basket.
The visitors counted on the duo formed by veteran Tony Parker (24 points) and Kemba Walker (24 points and 8 assists), while on the local side, nobody could stop in the 'painting' a huge Andre Drummond (23 points) and 22 rebounds), while Blake Griffin was sent off with 7 minutes remaining for a flagrant foul.
Defeat your brother
On the other hand, the other Hernangomez, Juancho, could not emulate his brother after the Denver Nuggets lengthened his bad moment to make his third consecutive loss by losing at home to Milwaukee Bucks by 114-121.
The power forward was a starter in the team of Mike Malone and achieved 8 points (3/5 in shooting) and 3 rebounds in 30 minutes on the court, and despite the work of Paul Millsap (25) and Nikola Jokic (20) could not stop a rival where his initial quintet ended with double digits of entry, four of them with 20 or more points.
Of all of them, excelled Brook Lopez, who finished with 28 thanks to his new side from the triple (8/13), and a Giannis Antetokounmpo that skirted the 'triple-double' (22 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists) . The game came to a close with their final compasses and the Nuggets came to command a tight 112-110 before conceding a 0-7 partial and did not score in three minutes to lose at home to the Bucks for the first time since 2010.
Statistics of Spanish players
Willy Hernangómez: 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 stopper and 1 assist.
José Manuel Calderón: –
Juancho Hernangómez: 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 stopper.