By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
The German star has found his stroke again and scored 10 points in a 17-4 run at the start of the second quarter, including seven straight to finish the run. His 3-pointer as the trailer on a Mavericks‘ fast break gave Dallas its biggest lead of the half at 44-29. Spaniard Ricky Rubio had 8 points and 10 assists for the losing side and Serb Nemanja Bjelica added 10 points.
Greek emerging All Star Giannis Antetakounmpo was impressive in Atlanta with 33 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals, but the Hawks got the 111-98 win over the Bucks. German Dennis Schroder had 6 points and 6 rebounds and Swiss Thabo Sefolosha 10 points for the winners.
Also the Toronto Raptors beat the Knicks 116-111. Lithuanian Jonas Valanciunas had a double double for the winners (12 p., 16 r.). For the New Yorkers who played without Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, Frenchman Joakim Noah had 1 point and 8 rebound, Lithuanian Mindaugas Kuzminskas added 9 points, Spaniard Willy Hernangomez flirted with the double double (8 p. 13 r.) and Slovenian Sasha Vujacic added 7 points.