Mozgov, Kanter stand out on Christmas day for Lakers, Thunder

2016-12-26T12:14:52+00:00 2016-12-26T23:11:46+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

26/Dec/16 12:14

Eurohoops.net

Check out how the Europeans did on Sunday evening NBA action!

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Sunday-Christmas day action featured 5 interesting clashes between the teams and here’s how the European players did!

Timofey Mozgov contributed a lot in Los Angeles Lakers111-102 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Russian center scored 19 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in 25 minutes on the floor. British forward Luol Deng followed with a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds!

Enes Kanter was (along with Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams), a key player for Oklahoma City Thunder‘s 100-112 win over Minnesota Timberwolves. The Turkish center scored 20 points, had 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 29 minutes. Spanish shooting guard Alex Abrines was positive with 10 points and 2 rebounds in 21 minutes, while Lithuanian forward Domantas Sabonis scored 3 points and grabbed 7 boards in 20 minutes. For Timberwolves, Spanish guard Ricky Rubio had 3 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds in 30 minutes and Serbian forward Nemanja Bjelica stayed at 2 points in 12 minutes.

The New York Knicks might have fell to Boston Celtics 119-114, though Latvian Kristaps Porzingis led his team with another double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. Lithuanian teammate and forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas played for 9 minutes, adding 3 points and one rebound.

In the big rematch of last season’s finals, Cleveland Cavaliers emerged victoriously again vs. Golden State Warriors with a big game winner by Kyrie Irving, 108-109! For Warriors, Georgian center Zaza Pachulia scored 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 13 minutes.

Pau Gasol added 12 points and 7 rebounds in San Antonio Spurs100-119 win against the Chicago Bulls. Teammate Manu Ginobili played for 20 minutes and contributed 3 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds for the winners. For Bulls, Montenegrin big man Nikola Mirotic had 11 points and 5 rebounds in 32 minutes.

Standings

Eastern conference

Cavaliers 23-6
Raptors 21-8
Celtics 18-13
Hornets 17-13
Knicks 16-14
Hawks 15-15
Bucks 14-14
Pacers 15-16
Bulls 14-16
Wizards 13-16
Pistons 14-18
Magic 14-18
Heat 10-21
76ers 7-22
Nets 7-22

Western Conference

Warriors 27-5
Spurs 25-6
Rockets 22-9
Clippers 22-10
Grizzles 20-12
Thunder 19-12
Jazz 18-13
Kings 13-17
Trail Blazers 13-19
Nuggets 12-18
Lakers 12-22
Pelicans 11-21
Timberwolves 9-21
Mavericks 9-21
Suns 9-21