Sabonis helps Sacramento against the Spurs, Watanabe steps up for Brooklyn

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Cesare Milanti

18/Nov/22 10:29

Eurohoops.net

The Lithuanian center stepped up with De’Aaron Fox to give the Kings the victory in the NBA night

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

On the NBA night, Domantas Sabonis was one of the best Sacramento players, helping the Kings easily beat San Antonio 130-112.

The Lithuanian center came close to a double-double with 16 points and 8 rebounds, while the MVP of the black-and-purple team was De’Aaron Fox, who had 28 points and 8 assists.

Polish talent Jeremy Sochan ended the game with a losing effort of 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Jakob Poeltl had 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.

The Brooklyn Nets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 109-107 thanks to Royce O’Neal’s buzzer-beater in his first NBA triple-double of 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Kevin Durant had 35 points and 8 rebounds, becoming the 19th player in NBA history to score 26.000 career points.

Yuta Watanabe scored 20 and Ben Simmons ended the game with a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds. They both came off the bench.

Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points and 8 rebounds in his team’s loss, while Damian Lillard ended the game with a double-double of 25 points and 11 assists.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points but couldn’t help the Detroit Pistons against the Los Angeles Clippers, which won 96-91 thanks to Ivica Zubac’s 9 points and 18 rebounds.

Kawhi Leonard returned to action, scoring only 6 points but surprisingly spending 25 minutes on the court.

NBA round-up:

Portland Trail BlazersBrooklyn Nets 107-109 (Nurkic 17 p., 8 r.)
Sacramento KingsSan Antonio Spurs 130-112 (Sabonis 16 p., 8 r.; Sochan 11 p., Poeltl 10 p., 7 r.)
Los Angeles ClippersDetroit Pistons 96-91 (Zubac 9 p., 18 r.; Bogdanovic 26 p., Hayes 5 p.)

Western Conference standings:

1. Portland Trail Blazers 10-5
2. Pheonix Suns 9-5
3. Denver Nuggets 9-5
4. Utah Jazz 10-6
5. New Orleans Pelicans9-6
6. Memphis Grizzlies 9-6
7. Dallas Mavericks 8-6
8. Sacramento Kings 8-6
9. Los Angeles Clippers 9-7
10. Oklahoma City Thunder 7-8
11. Minnesota Timberwolves 7-8
12. Golden State Warriors 6-9
13. San Antonio Spurs 6-10
14. Los Angeles Lakers 3-10
15. Houston Rockets 3-12

Eastern Conference standings:

1. Boston Celtics 12-3
2. Milwaukee Bucks 11-3
3. Atlanta Hawks 9-6
4. Cleveland Cavaliers 8-6
5. Toronto Raptors 9-7
6. Indiana Pacers 7-6
7. New YorkKnicks 8-7
8. Washington Wizards 8-7
9. Philadelphia 76ers
10. Miami Heat 7-8
11. Brooklyn Nets 7-9
12. Chicago  Bulls 6-9
13. Orlando Magic 4-11
14. Charlotte Hornets 4-12
15. Detroit Pistons 3-13

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