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The Los Angeles Lakers were riding on a record of seven straight victories before facing Memphis Grizzlies and Jonas Valanciunas. The Lithuanian center registered a strong double-double performance of 22 points and 20 rebounds to help Memphis win 105 – 88 against Lebron and co.
Valanciunas shot 10/15 from the field and had zero turnovers in the 31 minutes he stayed on the floor. Lebron James talked about him as well in his post-game comments.
“They just played a great game. Shot the ball extremely well from the perimeter,” James said, per AP. “Ja made four 3s. Dillon was really good all game and Valanciunas, I think he had like 50 rebounds the last two games. They just played a really good game and kept us at bay.”
Meanwhile, in Ohio, Valanciunas’ Lithuanian national team frontline mate was doing his thing as well. Domantas Sabonis flirted with the triple-double by posting 18 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists as the Indiana Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 113 – 104.
Cedi Osman finished with eight points in 22 minutes for the Cavs.
Goran Dragic scored 19 points and dished out 10 assists to push the Miami Heat to a 116 – 113 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The Slovenian guard also hit a key basket that put his team up 114 – 110 with 13 to play.
“Tonight was a little bit shaky but we are happy with the win, especially with how we defended on the last possession,” Dragic said, per AP.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Rodions Kurucs scored three and two points respectively off the bench for Brooklyn.
With three seconds left in the game between Orlando Magic and the San Antonio Spurs, Evan Fournier had the chance to score a potential game-winner when he drove to the basket for the layup. The French wing was off target and the Spurs won 114 – 113.
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.”It’s a layup,” Fournier said, per AP. “It’s a damn layup. There’s no excuse.” He finished with 23 points, five assists and four steals while Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and nine rebounds.
For the Spurs, Marco Belinelli dropped two points.
The rest of Saturday’s (29/2) results and Euro-scorers:
Standings (via NBA.com):
|1First Place||Wins51||Losses8||Win Percentage.864||Games Behind–||Conference Record32 and4||Division Record12 and1||Home Record27 and3||Away Record24 and5||Last Ten Record9 and1||Win StreakW 5Wins|
|2Second Place||Wins42||Losses17||Win Percentage.712||Games Behind9.0||Conference Record30 and10||Division Record8 and4||Home Record23 and9||Away Record19 and8||Last Ten Record7 and3||Win StreakL 2Losses|
|3Third Place||Wins41||Losses18||Win Percentage.695||Games Behind10.0||Conference Record25 and9||Division Record7 and5||Home Record23 and6||Away Record18 and12||Last Ten Record7 and3||Win StreakL 1Losses|
|44th Place||Wins38||Losses22||Win Percentage.633||Games Behind13.5||Conference Record25 and9||Division Record8 and3||Home Record25 and4||Away Record13 and18||Last Ten Record4 and6||Win StreakW 2Wins|
|55th Place||Wins37||Losses23||Win Percentage.617||Games Behind14.5||Conference Record25 and16||Division Record11 and4||Home Record28 and2||Away Record9 and21||Last Ten Record6 and4||Win StreakW 1Wins|
|66th Place||Wins36||Losses24||Win Percentage.600||Games Behind15.5||Conference Record23 and16||Division Record7 and6||Home Record21 and10||Away Record15 and14||Last Ten Record5 and5||Win StreakW 3Wins|
|77th Place||Wins27||Losses33||Win Percentage.450||Games Behind24.5||Conference Record19 and17||Division Record9 and4||Home Record16 and14||Away Record11 and19||Last Ten Record5 and5||Win StreakL 1Losses|
|88th Place||Wins26||Losses33||Win Percentage.441||Games Behind25.0||Conference Record18 and21||Division Record5 and9||Home Record16 and13||Away Record10 and20||Last Ten Record4 and6||Win StreakL 4Losses|
|99th Place||Wins21||Losses37||Win Percentage.362||Games Behind29.5||Conference Record15 and22||Division Record4 and8||Home Record14 and15||Away Record7 and22||Last Ten Record4 and6||Win StreakL 1Losses|
|1010th Place||Wins21||Losses38||Win Percentage.356||Games Behind30.0||Conference Record15 and22||Division Record1 and6||Home Record9 and18||Away Record12 and20||Last Ten Record5 and5||Win StreakW 2Wins|
|1111th Place||Wins20||Losses40||Win Percentage.333||Games Behind31.5||Conference Record14 and26||Division Record6 and8||Home Record12 and19||Away Record8 and21||Last Ten Record1 and9||Win StreakL 2Losses|
|1212th Place||Wins20||Losses41||Win Percentage.328||Games Behind32.0||Conference Record12 and29||Division Record5 and10||Home Record11 and20||Away Record9 and21||Last Ten Record2 and8||Win StreakW 1Wins|
|1313th Place||Wins19||Losses43||Win Percentage.306||Games Behind33.5||Conference Record10 and30||Division Record5 and6||Home Record13 and18||Away Record6 and25||Last Ten Record5 and5||Win StreakW 2Wins|
|1414th Place||Wins18||Losses42||Win Percentage.300||Games Behind33.5||Conference Record13 and27||Division Record2 and11||Home Record9 and20||Away Record9 and22||Last Ten Record4 and6||Win StreakW 1Wins|
|1515th Place||Wins17||Losses43||Win Percentage.283||Games Behind34.5||Conference Record12 and30||Division Record4 and9||Home Record9 and23||Away Record8 and20||Last Ten Record4 and6||Win StreakL 2Losses|
|1First Place||Wins45||Losses13||Win Percentage.776||Games Behind–||Conference Record31 and7||Division Record8 and2||Home Record21 and7||Away Record24 and6||Last Ten Record8 and2||Win StreakL 1Losses|
|2Second Place||Wins40||Losses19||Win Percentage.678||Games Behind5.5||Conference Record26 and11||Division Record10 and1||Home Record23 and7||Away Record17 and12||Last Ten Record6 and4||Win StreakL 1Losses|
|3Third Place||Wins40||Losses19||Win Percentage.678||Games Behind5.5||Conference Record24 and13||Division Record7 and3||Home Record24 and6||Away Record16 and13||Last Ten Record6 and4||Win StreakW 3Wins|
|44th Place||Wins39||Losses20||Win Percentage.661||Games Behind6.5||Conference Record24 and16||Division Record7 and4||Home Record21 and8||Away Record18 and12||Last Ten Record8 and2||Win StreakW 6Wins|
|55th Place||Wins37||Losses22||Win Percentage.627||Games Behind8.5||Conference Record21 and16||Division Record5 and5||Home Record21 and9||Away Record16 and13||Last Ten Record5 and5||Win StreakW 1Wins|
|66th Place||Wins37||Losses23||Win Percentage.617||Games Behind9.0||Conference Record25 and14||Division Record7 and4||Home Record20 and12||Away Record17 and11||Last Ten Record7 and3||Win StreakL 1Losses|
|77th Place||Wins36||Losses24||Win Percentage.600||Games Behind10.0||Conference Record21 and14||Division Record8 and2||Home Record16 and14||Away Record20 and10||Last Ten Record5 and5||Win StreakL 1Losses|
|88th Place||Wins29||Losses31||Win Percentage.483||Games Behind17.0||Conference Record19 and21||Division Record4 and6||Home Record17 and14||Away Record12 and17||Last Ten Record4 and6||Win StreakW 1Wins|
|99th Place||Wins26||Losses33||Win Percentage.441||Games Behind19.5||Conference Record16 and22||Division Record3 and7||Home Record12 and17||Away Record14 and16||Last Ten Record6 and4||Win StreakW 1Wins|
|1010th Place||Wins25||Losses33||Win Percentage.431||Games Behind20.0||Conference Record14 and21||Division Record3 and6||Home Record15 and13||Away Record10 and20||Last Ten Record3 and7||Win StreakW 1Wins|
|1111th Place||Wins26||Losses35||Win Percentage.426||Games Behind20.5||Conference Record15 and24||Division Record4 and8||Home Record16 and13||Away Record10 and22||Last Ten Record3 and7||Win StreakL 3Losses|
|1212th Place||Wins25||Losses34||Win Percentage.424||Games Behind20.5||Conference Record19 and20||Division Record7 and5||Home Record12 and15||Away Record13 and19||Last Ten Record7 and3||Win StreakW 1Wins|
|1313th Place||Wins24||Losses37||Win Percentage.393||Games Behind22.5||Conference Record14 and26||Division Record5 and9||Home Record11 and21||Away Record13 and16||Last Ten Record4 and6||Win StreakL 3Losses|
|1414th Place||Wins17||Losses41||Win Percentage.293||Games Behind28.0||Conference Record8 and27||Division Record2 and10||Home Record7 and21||Away Record10 and20||Last Ten Record2 and8||Win StreakL 1Losses|
|1515th Place||Wins13||Losses47||Win Percentage.217||Games Behind33.0||Conference Record8 and33||Division Record2 and10||Home Record7 and23||Away Record6 and24||Last Ten Record2 and8||Win StreakW 1Wins|