By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Lakers‘ 111-102 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 Spurs‘ 100-119 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.
Trail Blazers 13-19