Goran Dragic notches triple-double in Slovenian matchup against Luka Doncic

2019-03-29T07:31:01+00:00 2019-03-29T07:34:06+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

29/Mar/19 07:31

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 28: Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat handles the ball against the Dallas Mavericks on March 28, 2019 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Twenty-seven European players were in action during NBA’s eight-game Thursday evening schedule.

By John Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Luka Doncic was at the American Airlines Arena packed by 2.000 Slovenians, but he wasn’t the country’s representative with a triple-double. Goran Dragic was and led the Miami Heat to their 105-99 win over the Dallas Mavericks with 23 points, 12 boards and 11 dimes. Doncic sank 19 points for the losing side.

Giannis Antetokounmpo poured 34 points before leaving the NBA 2018-19 Regular Season contest with a right ankle injury that has bothered him recently. His contribution was ultimately enough for the Milwaukee Bucks in their 128-118 win against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Boban Marjanovic scored 16 points for the Philadelphia 76ers in their 123-110 home win against the Brooklyn Nets. Serge Ibaka posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double and the Toronto Raptors defeated the New York Knicks, 117-92.

The Houston Rockets routed the Denver Nuggets for their 112-85 home victory. Clint Capela was big early and finished with a 17-point, 15-rebound double-double. Nikola Jokic scored 16 points for the visitors.

Bogdan Bogdanovic poured 14 points, but the Sacramento Kings lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, 121-118. His teammate Nemanja Bjelica left with a stomach illness.

Thursday was Manu Ginobili’s big night and the San Antonio Spurs overpowered the Cleveland Cavaliers, 116-110, Marco Belinelli helped out with 16 points.

Evan Fournier put up 13 points and Nikola Vucevic had a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double. However, the Orlando Magic lost to the Detroit Pistons, 115-98.

Results and European action:

Hosts Visitors Result European Stats
Detroit Pistons Orlando Magic 115-98 Pachulia 1pt, 1reb, Mykhailiuk OUT, Calderon OUT – Fournier 13pts, 1reb, 3ast, Vucevic 12pts, 12reb, 4ast, 1stl, Mozgov OUT
Philadelphia 76ers Brooklyn Nets 123-110 Marjanovic 16pts, 3reb, 1ast, Korkmaz OUT – Kurucs 5pts, 1ast, Musa OUT
Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks 105-99 Dragic 23pts, 12reb, 11ast, 1stl, 1blk – Doncic 19pts, 8reb, 7ast, Nowitzki 13pts, 3reb, 1ast, Kleber 5pts, 10reb, 1ast, K. Antetokounmpo OUT, Porzingis OUT
New York Knicks Toronto Raptors 92-117 Hezonja 8pts, 4reb, 2ast, Ntilikina OUT – Ibaka 10pts, 10reb, 1ast, 2blk, M. Gasol 2pts, 5reb, 4ast, 1stl, Anunoby OUT
Houston Rockets Denver Nuggets 112-85 Capela 17pts, 15reb, 1ast, 1stl, 1blk, Hartenstein OUT – Jokic 16pts, 8reb, 6ast, 2blk, J. Hernangomez 0pts
Milwaukee Bucks Los Angeles Clippers 128-118 G. Antetokounmpo 34pts, 9reb, 5ast, 1stl, 1blk, Ilyasova 2pts, 2reb, 1ast, 2blk, P. Gasol OUT, Mirotic OUT – Gallinari 14pts, 8reb, 4ast, 1stl, Zubac 10pts, 6reb, 1ast, 1stl
New Orleans Pelicans Sacramento Kings 121-118 Dair. Bertans 2ast – Bogd. Bogdanovic 14pts, 1reb, 3ast, 1blk, Koufos 2pts, 6reb, 2ast, 3blk, Bjelica 1reb
San Antonio Spurs Cleveland Cavaliers
116-110 Belinelli 16pts, 2reb, 2ast, 1stl, Dav. Bertans 9pts, 4reb, 3ast, Poeltl 4pts, 2reb, 1ast, 1stl, 3blk – Osman 9pts, 5reb, 2ast, Zizic DNP


Eastern Conference
1. y-Milwaukee Bucks 57-19
2. x-Toronto Raptors 53-23
3. x-Philadelphia 76ers 48-27
4. x-Indiana Pacers 45-30
5. x-Boston Celtics 44-31
6. Detroit Pistons 38-37
7. Brooklyn Nets 38-38
8. Miami Heat 37-38
9. Orlando Magic 37-39
10. Charlotte Hornets 35-39
11. e-Washington Wizards 31-45
12. e-Atlanta Hawks 27-48
13. e-Chicago Bulls 21-55
14. e-Cleveland Cavaliers 19-57
15. e-New York Knicks 14-61

Western Conference
1. x-Golden Stare Warriors 51-23
2. x-Denver Nuggets 50-24
3. x-Portland Trail Blazers 47-27
4. x-Houston Rockets 48-28
5. x-Utah Jazz 45-30
6. x-Los Angeles Clippers 45-31
7. Oklahoma City Thunder 44-31
8. San Antonio Spurs 44-32
9. Sacramento Kings 37-38
10. e-Minnesota Timberwolves 33-41
11. e-Los Angeles Lakers 33-42
12. e-New Orleans Pelicans 32-45
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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