Wins for Saric and Dirk

19/Mar/17 21:35 March 19, 2017

Aris Barkas

19/Mar/17 21:35

Eurohoops.net

Thanks to Dario Saric the Philadelphia 76ers got the 105-99 win over the Boston Celtics. The Croatian rookie once more had a stellar game.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Dario Saric scored key baskets to extend the lead and bolster his bid for NBA Rookie of the Year. Saric scored 23 points and helped rally the Sixers from a 13-point hole in the third. He also had 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

French Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot who was used a starter scored 13 points and Spaniard Sergio Rodriguez added 9 points and 7 assists. For the losing side Swedish Jonas Jerebko had one point and one rebound. However the Celtis with a 44-26 record remain this in the East, while the Sixers are far away from the playoffs.

Meanwhile, German icon Dirk Nowitzki kept Dallas ahead with his consistent play, and J.J. Barea put away the Mavericks’ win with a burst at the end. Nowitzki had 23 points and nine rebounds, Barea scored 20 and the Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-104. The Mavs with a 30-39 record are making a final push for the playoffs, but their chances are slim against Denver which is 8th with a 33-36 record.