Wembanyama and Giannis end their preseason with wins

2023-10-21T11:03:08+00:00 2023-10-22T13:09:04+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

21/Oct/23 11:03


The two freaks led San Antonio and Milwaukee to the victories respectively against Golden State and Memphis

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Despite struggling from three-point range, the duo composed of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard combined for 45 points in the 124-116 win against the Memphis Grizzlies.

More specifically, the Greek Freak ended with an all-around game of 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists with 12/18 from the field, while the former Portland guard added 19 points. Thanasis Antetokounmpo, coming off the bench, provided 6 points in the win.

Following on his great recent run with the Grizzlies, but without being put in the starting five, Santi Aldama tried to help with 13 points, 5 boards, 2 assists, and 3/4 from beyond the arc. However, they couldn’t make it in their last preseason game.

Wembanyama and Sochan led the Spurs over Golden State

Winning 122-117 on the road against the Golden State Warriors, Gregg Popovich should be happy about his young core of players, with the 1st pick in the latest NBA Draft who got the spotlight with 19 points, despite shooting 2/7 from deep.

Jeremy Sochan contributed to the victory, scoring 6 points with 11 rebounds and 7 assists, while the other Europeans coming off the bench also had a good showing despite limited playing time: Sandro Mamukelashvili and Cedi Osman combined for 15 points.

On the opposing side, Dario Saric tried to keep his team afloat with 17 points and 6/8 from the field, while the Chris Paul-Steph Curry-Klay Thompson trio wasn’t feeling it, shooting 3/16 from three.

Other results in the NBA preseason night

Powering up the Houston Rockets to beat Miami 110-104, Alperen Sengun was huge with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds with 3 assists in 27 minutes of playing time on the court. For the Heat, the 20-year-old Nikola Jovic had a 10-point losing effort.

Going close to double-doubles in the impressive 134-98 win against the Washington Wizards, Dennis Schroder and Jakob Poeltl came out strong for Toronto. The German playmaker had 7 points and 11 rebounds, while the Austrian center had 8 points and 9 rebounds.

The British O.G. Anunoby added 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. Providing a performance of 18 points and 7 rebounds with 4/7 from deep, Deni Avdija had a losing effort for the Wizards, while Danilo Gallinari scored 11 points.

Without other Europeans like Franz Wagner, Moritz Wagner, and Paolo Banchero, the Orlando Magic beat Flamengo 109-76 in the friendly game also thanks to Goga Bitadze’s 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Scoring 8 points off the bench for the Philadelphia 76ers, Furkan Korkmaz helped his team get the 120-106 win against Atlanta, as Bogdan Bogdanovic (9 p, 4 r, 3 a) and Clint Capela (8 p, 6 r) weren’t enough. The Dallas Mavericks beat Detroit 114-104 without Luka Doncic, and the former Partizan Belgrade player Dante Exum had 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, struggling shooting (1/7 FG).