By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Last night’s NBA games ended up being a Euro-show which started with the Hawks beating the Sixers and ended with Serb Nikola Jokic losing, but having his best game so far in the NBA.
In New York, the Knicks beat Memphis 111-104 with Kristaps Porzingis being the top scorer of the winners with 21 points, Frenchman Joakim Noah adding 6 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and Spaniard Willy Hernangomez scoring 4 points. For the losing side, Marc Gasol had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Cavaliers beat Orlando 105-99 behind 23 points and 9 assists by LeBron James. For the losing side, Frenchman Evan Fournier was the top scorer with 22 points, Spaniard Serge Ibaka had 19 points and 7 rebounds, Montenegrin center Nikola Vucevic had 11 points and Croatian Mario Hezonja added 3 points.
The Bucks beat the Nets 110-108 thanks to a last second heroic which was at the top of today’s top10 plays and Giannis Antetokounmpo having 21 points and 11 rebounds. Bosnian Mirza Teletovic added 8 points for the winners, while Croatian Bogdan Bogdanovic was the top scorer of the Nets with 26 points.
The Blazers with the amazing Damian Lillard having 37 points and 7 assists and making the last shot beat Denver 115-113 on overtime, despite Nikola Jokic’s show with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Italian star Danilo Gallinari added 17 points and Bosnian Jusuf Nurkic had 12.
The rest of the NBA games and the Euro-scorers are the following.
San Antonio – New Orleans 98-79 (Gasol 9 p. 8 r. 5 as., Bertans 3, Parker DNP – Asik 7 r., Ajinca 9 p. 5 r.)
Chicago – Indiana 118-101 (Mirotic 8p. – Seraphin 8 p.)
Charlotte – Boston 98-104 (Batum 12 p., Belinelli 5 p. – Jerebko 3 p.)
Sacramento – Minessota 106-103 (Koufos 4 p. 8 r., Casspi 3 r. – Rubio 5 p. 5 as., Bjelica 1 p. 4 r.)