Hot handed Ricky Rubio and Goran Dragic

31/Jan/17 12:23 January 31, 2017

Aris Barkas

31/Jan/17 12:23

Eurohoops.net

Spaniard Ricky Rubio made a career-high six 3-pointers to lead the Timberwolves to a 111-105 victory in overtime on Monday night

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Spaniard Ricky Rubio made a career-high six 3-pointers to lead the Timberwolves to a 111-105 victory in overtime on Monday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Rubio added 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Andrew Wiggins forced overtime with a jumper with 10 seconds to play to help the Wolves win for the eighth time in 11 games. Serb Nemanja Bjelica added 7 points, while for the losing side Montenegrin Nikola Vucevic had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists, Spaniard Serge Ibaka added also a double double (17 p. 10 r.) and Evan Fournier scored 9 points.

Slovenian Goran Dragic scored 20 points, Dion Waiters added 19 and the Heat pushed the NBA’s longest current winning streak to eight games by beating the woebegone Brooklyn Nets 104-96 on Monday night. The streak is the fourth-longest in the league so far this season, topped only by Golden State (12 games), Houston (10) and San Antonio (9). Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic had 16 points for the losing side.

Isaiah Thomas came through again, scoring 24 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics held off the Detroit Pistons 113-109 (Jerebko 3 p. 10 r.). Mike Conley scored a career-high 38 points and Memphis just missed a franchise record with 16 3-pointers in a 115-96 rout of the Phoenix Suns. Spaniard Marc Gasol added 18 points, while for the losing side Ukrainian Alex Len had 6 points and 7 rebounds.

Yogi Ferrell scored a career-high 19 points and the last-place Mavericks knocked off a title contender for the second straight night in a 104-97 win Monday over the Cavaliers, who were missing Kevin Love because of recurring back spasms. German icon Dirk Nowitzki added 8 points and 6 rebounds for the winners.

Last but not least the Sixers overcame 46 points from DeMarcus Cousins and won 122-199 with Dario Saric playing a key role.

Eastern Conference

W L
1Cleveland Cavaliers 32 15
2Boston Celtics 30 18
3Toronto Raptors 29 19
4Atlanta Hawks 28 20
5Washington Wizards 27 20
6Indiana Pacers 25 22
7Chicago Bulls 24 25
8Charlotte Hornets 23 25
Milwaukee Bucks 21 26
Detroit Pistons 21 27
New York Knicks 21 28
Miami Heat 19 30
Philadelphia 76ers 18 29
Orlando Magic 19 31
Brooklyn Nets 9 39

Western Conference

W L
1Golden State Warriors 41 7
2San Antonio Spurs 36 11
3Houston Rockets 35 16
4LA Clippers 30 18
5Utah Jazz 30 19
6Oklahoma City Thunder 28 20
7Memphis Grizzlies 29 21
8Denver Nuggets 21 25
Portland Trail Blazers 21 28
Sacramento Kings 19 29
New Orleans Pelicans 19 29
Minnesota Timberwolves 19 29
Dallas Mavericks 18 30
Los Angeles Lakers 16 34
Phoenix Suns 15 33