By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
The pre-season in the NBA continues and the European players demonstrate their qualities in the biggest stage of the world.
Nikola Mirotic was impressive with 18 points off the bench as the Chicago Bulls beat the Pacers at home (121-115). German Paul Zipser added 5 points in four minutes for the winners, while French center Kevin Seraphin didn’t play for the Pacers.
The Spurs beat the Hawks 102-91 in the first game of Pau Gasol (5 p.), French star Tony Parker scored 15 points and Latvian Davis Bertans added 10 off the bench. Swiss forward Thabo Sefolosha had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists for the Hawks, German Dennis Schroder did not play and former Euroleague star Malcolm Delaney was a starter with 13 points and 6 assists.
The Timberwolves prevailed over Miami (109-100) with Spaniard Ricky Rubio having 9 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds and Serbian Nemanja Bjelica returning to action with 12 points off the bench. Slovenian Goran Dragic had 16 points and 5 assists for Miami.
Also the Knicks beat the Nets 116-98 with the trio of Porzingis (12 p., 6 r.), Hernangomez (12 p.) and Vujacic (11 p.) doing damage, while Lithuanian Mindaugas Kuzminskas added 7 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic played limited minutes and had just 3 points for the other side.
The Cavs beat the Sixers 108-105 despite a big game by Sergio Rodriguez (15 p., 8 as., 2 st.). Dario Saric added 4 points and Frenchman Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot 7 points. In the other two games of the night the Bucks beat the Nowitzki-less Dallas 88-74 (Teletovic 7 p., Antetokounmpo 6 p.) and Boston prevailed over Charlotte 104-86 (Jerebko 7p., – Batum DNP).