Nurkic beats Gobert, double-double action by Mirotic and Valanciunas

2016-11-21T11:57:34+00:00 2016-11-21T14:18:02+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

21/Nov/16 11:57

Eurohoops.net

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 the season.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

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:

New York KnicksAtlanta Hawks 104 – 94 (Kristaps Porzingis 19 points, 11 rebounds, Willy Hernangomez 7 points)

Brooklyn NetsPortland Trail Blazers 129 – 109 (Bojan Bogdanovic 15 points)

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.)

Sacramento KingsToronto Raptors 102 – 99 (Jonas Valanciunas 23 p. 14 r. Kostas Koufos 8 p. 6 r.)

Denver NuggetsUtah 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.)