By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
After spending almost three years playing for the Sacramento Kings, Nemanja Bjelica was back as a member of the Golden State Warriors in the latest installment of NBA Sundays. In his usual reserve role, he posted a 19-point, 12-rebound double-double to go along with six assists and two blocks helping his side earn the win.
“I always loved playing in this arena,” he mentioned during the postgame press conference following the 2021-22 NBA Regular Season contest held at Golden 1 Center Sunday, “I think the fans still like me. It is always good to come back.”
The Warriors improved to 50-29 and retained a one-game lead over the Dallas Mavericks in the battle for the third seed of the Western Conference. Clinched a Playoffs berth, his side will host the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday and visit the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans over the weekend to complete the Regular Season schedule.
“We got to be ready in every single game to prepare ourselves for the Playoffs,” noted Bjelica appearing on NBA on ESPN.
James Wiseman ruled out for the remainder of the season has boosted playing time for the Serbian big man. Additional center duties covering for his injured teammate as well.
“Today, I was playing almost as a power forward,” he said, “When you play with Draymond [Green] on the court, you just to follow him. It is much easier. I had a lot of open shots. It is fun to play with these guys.”
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