By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
With one of his top games in the season so far, Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkic helped pace the Denver Nuggets to their second victory of 2016/2017.
The Bosnian big guy scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as his team beat Rudy Gobert’s Utah Jazz 105 – 91. Good job by the rest Euros of the Nuggets with Danilo Gallinari (13 p. 8 a.) and Nikola Jokic (12 p.) delivering.
Jonas Valanciunas registered his third double-double of the season with 23 points & 14 rebounds but it wasn’t enough for the Toronto Raptors against the Sacramento Kings of Rudy Gay (23 points, 9 assists)
In other news from the NBA’s Lithuanian…community, Domantas Sabonis was a starter for the Oklahoma City Thunder vs the Indiana Pacers dropping 6 points but shooting with 3/10 from the field. In the same game Enes Kanter tied his season-high of 16 points.
Even though Westbrook recorded his fifth triple-double of the season (31 p. 15 a. 11 r.) and forced an OT from behind the arc, the Pacers (Jeff Teague 30 p. 9 a.) ultimately outplayed the Thunder in the extra period.
Double-double action by Nikola Mirotic as well, since he contributed 15 points and 15 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls led by an fantastic Jimmy Butler (40 p. 7 a. 6 r.) defeated the Los Angeles Lakers (Louis Williams 25 p.)
Here are all the results of the GameDay plus the performances of European players:
Oklahoma City Thunder – Indiana Pacers 111 – 115 (OT) (Enes Kanter 16 p. Alex Abrines 8 p. Domantas Sabonis 7 p. 6 r. Joffrey Lauvergne 7 p. 7 r.)
Denver Nuggets – Utah Jazz 105 – 91 (Jusuf Nurkic 16 p. 11 r. Danilo Gallinari 13 p. 8 a. Nikola Jokic 12 p. Rudy Gobert 6 p. Juancho Hernangomez 2 p.)
Los Angeles Lakers – Chicago Bulls 110 – 118 (Nikola Mirotic 15 p. 15 r. Timofey Mozgov 8 p.)