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Aris Barkas

18/Mar/18 10:27

Eurohoops.net

The Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 103-97  for their ninth straight victory as Rudy Gobert and Ricky Rubio continue to impress.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The French big man had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Utah and the Spanish guard added 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists. The Jazz (40-30) won for the 21st time in their last 23 games. Serbian rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 12 for the Kings.

Polish center Marcin Gortat had 18 and the Wizards beat the Pacers 109-102 in a possible postseason preview.  Gortat was 6 for 8 from the field and 6 for 6 from the line after scoring a total of 17 points in his previous four games. He also grabbed eight rebounds.

“We were a little bit quicker than they were,” Gortat said. “We came out ready to play, focused.” Lithuanian reserve forward of Indiana Domantas Sabonis was sidelined by sprained left ankle.

Last but not least, the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks got the 122-117 win over Atlanta,  Antetokounmpo had 33 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. For the losing side, German guard Dennis Schroder finished with 18 points.

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Here are last night’s results and the euro-scorers.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS

ATLANTA HAWKS

122-117

Giannis 33 p. 12 r. 7 as. – Schroder 18 p. 9 as. Dorsey 3 p. 3 r. 3 as.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

INDIANA PACERS

109-102

Gortat 18 p. 8 r. 4 as. Satoransky 12 p. 8 as. Mahinmi 5 p. 5 r. – Bogdanovic 11 p.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

HOUSTON ROCKETS

101-107

Mirotic 7 p. 5 r. – Capela 13 p. 11 r.

BROOKLYN NETS

DALLAS MAVERICKS

114-106

Nowitzki 13 p. 7 r. Kleber 8 p.

NEW YORK KNICKS

CHARLOTTE HORNETS

124-101

Kanter 9 p. 9 r. Ntilikina 15 p. 3 r. 3 as. – Batum 2 p. 8 r. Hernangomez 9 p. 6 r.

CHICAGO BULLS

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

109-114

Zipser 11 p. 4 r. – Zizic 14 p. 6 r. Calderon 9 p. 7 r. 6 as.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

DENVER NUGGETS

101-94

Gasol 14 p. 6 r. 5 as. – Jokic 17 p. 12 r.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

117-101

Gasol 12 p. 7 r. 8 as. Parker 6 p. 6 as. Bertans 1 as. – Bjelica 7 p. 8 r.

UTAH JAZZ

SACRAMENTO KINGS

103-97

Gobert 22 p. 12 r. Rubio 14 p. 9 r. 5 as. Jerebko 2 r. – Bogdanovic 12 p. Koufos 8 p. 6 r.

PHOENIX SUNS

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

109-124

Bender 6 p. 6 r. Len 5 p. 9 r. – Pachulia 2 p. 7 r.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

DETROIT PISTONS

100-87

Nurkic 13 p. 8 r. 3 as.

Standings

#
TEAM
PTS
MP
W
L
POINTS
+/-
EASTERN
1
69
52
17
7751 – 7141
610
2
69
47
22
7214 – 6920
294
3
69
40
29
7610 – 7595
15
4
INDIANA PACERS
70
40
30
7404 – 7307
97
5
WASHINGTON WIZARDS
70
40
30
7525 – 7428
97
6
68
38
30
7350 – 7194
156
7
MILWAUKEE BUCKS
69
37
32
7278 – 7296
-18
8
70
37
33
7173 – 7173
0
9
69
30
39
7082 – 7199
-117
10
70
30
40
7503 – 7555
-52
11
70
25
45
7299 – 7541
-242
12
69
24
45
7153 – 7558
-405
13
70
22
48
7426 – 7721
-295
14
70
21
49
7326 – 7653
-327
15
70
20
50
7282 – 7644
-362
WESTERN
1
69
55
14
7826 – 7211
615
2
70
53
17
8082 – 7532
550
3
69
43
26
7300 – 7101
199
4
71
42
29
7603 – 7370
233
5
70
40
30
7678 – 7511
167
6
70
40
30
7167 – 6951
216
7
UTAH JAZZ
70
40
30
7217 – 6987
230
8
69
39
30
7708 – 7690
18
9
68
37
31
7432 – 7352
80
10
70
38
32
7633 – 7552
81
11
69
31
38
7484 – 7586
-102
12
SACRAMENTO KINGS
71
23
48
7067 – 7602
-535
13
70
22
48
7185 – 7352
-167
14
69
19
50
6814 – 7177
-363
15
71
19
52
7413 – 8086
-673