Gasol won the Euro-battle of the giants vs Kanter

2016-12-30T11:43:38+00:00 2016-12-30T11:57:41+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

30/Dec/16 11:43

Eurohoops.net

Marc Gasol and Enes Kanter were the top performers for Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma Thunder in last night’s game and in the end it was the Spaniard who celebrated victory.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Marc Gasol and Enes Kanter were the top performers for Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma Thunder in last night’s game and in the end it was the Spaniard who celebrated victory.

The Grizzlies‘ big guy dropped 25 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and blocked the ball five times while his team crushed its opponents 114 – 80. Kanter’s 19 points and 5 rebounds didn’t do much good for the offensively struggling (25/74 shots) Thunder.

Nicolas Batum’s near triple-double performance of 16 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists paced the Charlotte Hornets to victory a 91 – 82 over the Miami Heat. With Goran Dragic having problems connecting to the basket (2/11 shots plus 8 assists) the Heat fell to a 10 – 23 record.

Quite solid game by the European delegation of Ersan Ilyasova (16 points, 12 rebounds) and Dario Saric (14 points, 4 rebounds) yet not enough for the Philadelphia 76ers that fell short vs the Utah Jazz, after a destructive 9 – 30 fourth quarter. Rudy Gobert dominated the boards for the Jazz with 13 rebounds and had 9 points, making up for his….. 3/11 from the line. Plus, he threw a nasty posterization hammer.

Jonas Jerebko posted season-highs in both points and rebounds with 12 and 7 respectively but the Boston Celtics were downed by the firepower of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Thursday December 29 NBA Results

Charlotte Hornets – Miami Heat 91 – 82 (Nicolas Batum 16 p. 13 r. 8 as, Goran Dragic 5 p. 8 a.)

Memphis Grizzlies – Oklahoma City Thunder 114 – 84 (Marc Gasol 25 p. 8 r. 5 bl., Enes Kanter 19 p. 5 r. Alex Abrines 10 p. Domantas Sabonis 2 p.)

Cleveland CavaliersBoston Celtics 124 – 118 ( Kyrie Irving 32 p. 12 a., Isaiah Thomas 31 p. 9 a. Jonas Jerebko 12 p. 7 r.)

Utah JazzPhiladelphia 76ers 100 – 83 (Rudy Gobert 9 p. 13 r., Boris Diaw 2 p. Ersan Ilyasova 16 p. 12 r., Dario Saric 14 p. 4 r. Sergio Rodriguez 3 p. 2 a.)

Phoenix SunsToronto Raptors 99 – 91 (Eric Bledsoe 22 p. 8 a., Kyle Lowry 24 p. 5 r. 5 a., Alex Len 5 p. 6 r., Jonas Valanciunas 8 p. 10 r.)

L.A. LakersDallas Mavericks 89 – 101 (Wesley Matthews 20 p. 6 r. Luol Deng 3 p.)