Pelicans waste Asik’s incredible performance against the Rockets

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Antigoni Zachari

10/Oct/16 09:41

Omer Asik impresses in preseason game in China

By Antigoni Zachari /

The New Orleans Pelicans wasted a superb performance by Turkish center Omer Asik in their first time ever playing in China, by losing to the Houston Rockets 123-117 on Sunday.

Asik scored 14 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and had 5 blocks in 28 minutes, yet the Pelicans were held scoreless for the final 1:36 after taking a 117-115 lead.

In the other game of the night, the Lakers beat the Nuggets 115-124. Italian forward Danilo Gallinari was a starter for the Nuggets and scored 19 points with 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 28 minutes. Jusuf Nurkic of Bosnian origin played for 31 minutes and he had an astonishing performance with a double double of 21 points and 16 rebounds.

The Lakers‘ Russian big man Timofey Mozgov had poor numbers in 14 minutes in, with 2 rebounds and 2 points.