Nikola Jokic, Nikola Vucevic productive in big wins

2019-02-25T06:58:48+00:00 2019-02-25T06:58:48+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

25/Feb/19 06:58

Thirteen European players were in action during NBA’s three-game Sunday evening schedule, two of them had a double-double.

By John Askounis/

Nikola Jokic was among the main contributors for the Denver Nuggets in their 123-96 home win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite facing foul problems, the 24-year-old Serb big went off for 22 points, also grabbed 16 boards in just 28 minutes. Danilo Gallinari poured 19 points for the losing side.

Nikola Vucevic put up his 43rd double-double of the NBA 2018-19 Regular Season helping the Orlando Magic grab a 113-98 win against the Toronto Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena. The 28-year-old center posted 23 points and 12 rebounds and his teammate Evan Fournier added 11 points of his own.

In the other match of the night, Jakob Poeltl scored 12 points, but the New York Knicks snapped their 18-game losing streak with a 130-118 victory against the San Antonio Spurs. Frank Ntilikina (groin) remained sidelined on Sunday, so did Timofey Mozgov (right knee).

Results and European action:

Toronto Raptors Orlando Magic 98-113 M. Gasol 16pts, 5reb, 5ast, Ibaka 14ps, 5reb, Anunoby 5pts, 6reb, 1stl – Vucevic 23pts, 12reb, 4ast, 2stl, 1blk, Fournier 11pts, 3reb, 1ast, 1blk
Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Clippers 123-96 Jokic 22pts, 16reb, 3ast, 3stl, 1blk, J. Hernangomez 1pts, 3reb, 1ast – Gallinari 19pts, 4reb, 1ast, 1stl, Zubac 8pts, 7reb, 2ast, 1blk
New York Knicks San Antonio Spurs 130-118 Hezonja DNP – Poeltl 12pts, 9reb, 2ast, Belinelli 8pts, 1reb, Dav. Bertans 4pts, 4reb, 1blk, P. Gasol 5reb, 1ast


Eastern Conference
1. Milwaukee Bucks 45-14
2. Toronto Raptors 44-17
3. Indiana Pacers 40-20
4. Philadelphia 76ers 38-22
5. Boston Celtics 37-23
6. Brooklyn Nets 31-30
7. Detroit Pistons 28-30
8. Charlotte Hornets 28-31
9. Orlando Magic 28-33
10. Miami Heat 26-32
11. Washington Wizards 24-36
12. Atlanta Hawks 20-40
13. Chicago Bulls 16-44
14. Cleveland Cavaliers 14-46
15. New York Knicks 12-48

Western Conference
1. Golden State Warriors 42-17
2. Denver Nuggets 41-18
3. Oklahoma City Thunder 38-21
4. Portland Trail Blazers 36-23
5. Houston Rockets 34-25
6. Utah Jazz 33-26
7. San Antonio Spurs 33-28
8. Los Angeles Clippers 33-28
9. Sacramento Kings 31-28
10. Los Angeles Lakers 29-30
11. Minnesota Timberwolves 28-31
12. New Orleans Pelicans 27-34
13. Dallas Mavericks 26-33
14. Memphis Grizzlies 23-38
15. Phoenix Suns 11-50