Orlando gets the win in big-time Euro-duel

2019-03-23T10:51:13+00:00 2019-03-23T10:51:13+00:00.

Aris Barkas

23/Mar/19 10:51

Eurohoops.net

The Orlando Magic versus the Memphis Grizzlies ended up being a European talent showcase on a night with many big performances of players from the old continent

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The Orlando Magic, trying to reach the playoffs for the first time in seven years, rallied to beat Memphis 123-119 in overtime for their fourth straight victory behind 31 points from Terrence Ross and 27 from French guard Evan Fournier.

Montenegrin big man Nikola Vucevic had 25 points for the winners and Memphis got 29 points from Greek-American Tyler Dorsey, who replaced Mike Conley in the lineup. Conley didn’t play because of what the team called “general soreness.” Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 24 rebounds.

Italian forward Danilo Gallinari led Los Angeles with 27 points in the 110-108 win road win over Cleveland, Serb Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 17 rebounds as Denver beat the New York Knicks 111-93 for its sixth straight victory and last but not least the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, had eight rebounds and seven assists after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and helped the NBA-leading Bucks to an easy 116-87 victory over the Heat.

NBA 2018-19

23rd March

Score

Orlando Magic Memphis Grizzlies 123-119

Fournier 27 p. 8 r. 6 as. Vucevic 25 p. 4 r. 3 as. – Valanciunas 23 p. 24 r. Dorsey 29 p. 3 r. 9 as.

Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers 108-110

Osman 11 p. 2 r. 3 as. Zizic 3 r. 2 as. – Gallinari 27 p. 3 r. 3 as. Zubac 6 p. 8 r. 2 as.

New York Knicks Denver Nuggets 93-111

Hezonja 7 p. 4 r. 4 as. Ntilikina 5 p. 4 r. 5 as. – Jokic 21 p. 17 r. 5 as.

Toronto Raptors Oklahoma City Thunder 109-116

Gasol 2 p. 5 r. 6 as. Ibaka 11 p. 6 r. – Schroder 26 p. 6 r. 7 as.

Houston Rockets San Antonio Spurs 111-105

Capela 7 p. 16 r. – Poeltl 8 p. 8 r. Belinelli 11 p. 2 r. 2 as. Bertans 3 p. 3 r. 4 as.

Milwaukee Bucks Miami Heat 116-87

Giannis 27 p. 8 r. 7 as. Ilyasova 13 p. 5 r. – Dragic 5 r. 4 as.

Los Angeles Lakers Brooklyn Nets 106-111

Kurucs 3 p. 4 r.

Standings

Eastern Conference

1. x-Milwaukee Bucks 54-19
2. x-Toronto Raptors 51-22
3. x-Philadelphia 76ers 47-25
4. Indiana Pacers 44-29
5. Boston Celtics 43-29
6. Detroit Pistons 37-34
7. Brooklyn Nets 38-36
8. Miami Heat 35-37
9. Orlando Magic 35-38
10. Charlotte Hornets 32-39
11. Washington Wizards 30-43
12. e-Atlanta Hawks 25-48
13. e-Chicago Bulls 21-52
14. e-Cleveland Cavaliers 19-54
15. e-New York Knicks 14-59

Western Conference
1. x-Golden State Warriors 49-22
2. x-Denver Nuggets 49-22
3. Houston Rockets 46-27
4. Portland Trail Blazers 44-27
5. Oklahoma City Thunder 43-30
6. Los Angeles Clippers 43-30
7. Utah Jazz 42-30
8. San Antonio Spurs 42-31
9. Sacramento Kings 35-36
10. e-Minnesota Timberwolves 32-40
11. e-Los Angeles Lakers 31-41
12. e-New Orleans Pelicans 31-43
13. e-Memphis Grizzlies 29-43
14. e-Dallas Mavericks 28-44
15. e-Phoenix Suns 17-56

x-Secured a playoffs spot
e-Eliminated from playoffs