Gobert, Jazz on the verge of playoffs berth

2019-03-28T07:20:56+00:00 2019-03-28T07:20:56+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

28/Mar/19 07:20


Sixteen European players were in action during NBA’s five-game Wednesday evening schedule.

By John Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Rudy Gobert paved the way for the Utah Jazz in their 115-100 home victory versus the Los Angeles Lakers with a 22-point, 11-rebound double-double. Thabo Sefolosha and Ricky Rubio added a total of 21 points for the hosts that are just one more win away from securing a 2019 NBA playoffs spot. Moritz Wagner had 13 points for the losing side.

Bojan Bogdanovic and Domantas Sabonis were on the wrong side of the result on Wednesday with the Indiana Pacers dropping their road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 107-99. The Croatian forward sank 28 points and his teammate posted an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Jonas Valanciunas finished with 27 points and 13 boards to his name, but the Memphis Grizzlies suffered an 118-103 home loss to the Golden State Warriors. Tyler Dorsey started and scored eight points for the hosts. Also, Tomas Satoransky poured 16 points for the Washington Wizards that beat the Phoenix Suns, 124-121.

Results and European action:

Hosts Visitors Result European Stats
Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers 98-118 Luwawu-Cabarrot 8pts, 1reb, 2ast, Markkanen OUT – Kanter 13pts, 6reb, 1ast, Nurkic OUT
Memphis Grizzlies Golden State Warriors 103-118 Valanciunas 27pts, 13reb, 2ast, 2blk, Dorsey 8pts, 6reb, 2ast, Noah OUT – Jerebko 0pts
Oklahoma City Thunder Indiana Pacers 107- 99 Schroder 3pts, 2reb, 3ast, 1stl – Boj. Bogdanovic 28pts, 2reb, 4ast, Sabonis 18pts, 10reb, 2ast, 1blk
Phoenix Suns Washington Wizards 121-124 Bender 12pts, 6reb, 1stl, 2blk, Okobo 3pts, 2reb, 1stl – Satoransky 16pts, 1reb, 2ast, 3stl, Mahinmi DNP
Utah Jazz Los Angeles Lakers
115-100 Gobert 22pts, 11reb, 2ast, 3blk, Sefolosha 11pts, 4reb, Rubio 10pts, 5reb, 8ast, Mitrou-Long G-L – Wagner 13pts, 4reb, 1blk, Bonga 2pts, 3reb, 1ast, 1stl


Eastern Conference
1. y-Milwaukee Bucks 56-19
2. x-Toronto Raptors 52-23
3. x-Philadelphia 76ers 47-27
4. x-Indiana Pacers 45-30
5. x-Boston Celtics 44-31
6. Brooklyn Nets 38-37
7. Detroit Pistons 37-37
8. Orlando Magic 37-38
9. Miami Heat 36-38
10. Charlotte Hornets 35-39
11. Washington Wizards 31-45
12. e-Atlanta Hawks 27-48
13. e-Chicago Bulls 21-55
14. e-Cleveland Cavaliers 19-56
15. e-New York Knicks 14-60

Western Conference
1. x-Golden State Warriors 51-23
2. x-Denver Nuggets 50-23
3. x-Portland Trail Blazers 47-27
4. x-Houston Rockets 47-28
5. Utah Jazz 45-30
6. x-Los Angeles Clippers 45-30
7. Oklahoma City Thunder 44-31
8. San Antonio Spurs 43-32
9. Sacramento Kings 37-37
10. e-Minnesota Timberwolves 33-41
11. e-Los Angeles Lakers 33-42
12. e-New Orleans Pelicans 31-45
13. e-Memphis Grizzlies 30-45
14. e-Dallas Mavericks 29-45
15. e-Phoenix Suns 17-59

y-clinched division and a playoffs spot
x-Secured a playoffs spot
e-Eliminated from playoffs

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