Vucevic, Valanciunas, Capela strong in wins

2019-11-14T09:38:35+00:00 2019-11-14T09:47:25+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

14/Nov/19 09:38

Eurohoops.net

A couple of European big men dominated their stage to help their teams capture victories,.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Nikola Vucevic scored 12 out of his season-high 25 points in the fourth period and also grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Orlando Magic to a 112 – 97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Evan Fournier contributed 13 points in the victory of the Magic. Furkan Korkmaz was a Sixers starter for yet another game and finished with nine points (1/6 triples).

The Memphis Grizzlies grabbed their second straight win by defeating the San Antonio Spurs 119 – 117 powered also by Jonas Valanciunas’ double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds in 23 minutes. The Lithuanian center was a team-second-best +10 in plus/minus.

Marko Guduric posted a season-high 17 points on 4/6 3-pointers for Memphis in 20 minutes off the bench.

Clint Capela grabbed 20 rebounds for a third game in a row to become the first Houston Rockets player to do so since Moses Malone in 1982, per Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen. The Swiss big man also scored 12 points as the Rockets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 102 – 93 behind James Harden’s scoring show of 47 points.

Capela’s fellow Swiss player Thabo Sefolosha played 12 scoreless minutes during which he had four rebounds and two assists for the Rockets. Ivica Zubac notched seven points and four rebounds as a Clippers starter.

The Rockets – Clippers game also included a funny moment when Austin Rivers asked the refs to give his father, Doc Rivers a technical foul.

“It was a really good moment. I enjoyed it a lot. I’m not gonna lie to you. I really did enjoy that,” Austin Rivers said after the game. He also tweeted “Welp…. thanksgiving is going to be weird…”

The rest of Wednesday’s NBA results plus the European scorers:

Boston CelticsWashington Wizards: 140 – 133 (Enes Kanter 13 points, nine rebounds – Davis Bertans nine points, 10 rebounds – Vincent Poirier 3 points)

Minnesota TimberwolvesSan Antonio Spurs 129 – 114 (Jakob Poetl seven points)

Portland Trail BlazersToronto Raptors 106 – 14 (Marc Gasol nine points, five rebounds, five assists – Mario Hezonja, 10 points, six rebounds)

Los Angeles LakersGolden State Warriors 120 – 94

NBA Standings:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

TEAM
1Boston Celtics Wins9 Losses1 Win Percentage.900 Games Behind Conference Recordand1 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand0 Away Recordand1 Last Ten Recordand1 Win Streak 9Wins
2Toronto Raptors Wins8 Losses3 Win Percentage.727 Games Behind1.5 Conference Recordand2 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand0 Away Recordand3 Last Ten Recordand3 Win Streak 1Wins
3Miami Heat Wins7 Losses3 Win Percentage.700 Games Behind2.0 Conference Recordand0 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand0 Away Recordand3 Last Ten Recordand3 Win Streak 1Wins
4Milwaukee Bucks Wins7 Losses3 Win Percentage.700 Games Behind2.0 Conference Recordand2 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand1 Away Recordand2 Last Ten Recordand3 Win Streak 1Wins
5Philadelphia 76ers Wins7 Losses4 Win Percentage.636 Games Behind2.5 Conference Recordand1 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand0 Away Recordand4 Last Ten Recordand4 Win Streak 1Losses
6Indiana Pacers Wins7 Losses4 Win Percentage.636 Games Behind2.5 Conference Recordand4 Division Recordand3 Home Recordand1 Away Recordand3 Last Ten Recordand3 Win Streak 4Wins
7Cleveland Cavaliers Wins4 Losses6 Win Percentage.400 Games Behind5.0 Conference Recordand5 Division Recordand2 Home Recordand2 Away Recordand4 Last Ten Recordand6 Win Streak 1Losses
8Atlanta Hawks Wins4 Losses6 Win Percentage.400 Games Behind5.0 Conference Recordand4 Division Recordand2 Home Recordand4 Away Recordand2 Last Ten Recordand6 Win Streak 1Wins
9Brooklyn Nets Wins4 Losses6 Win Percentage.400 Games Behind5.0 Conference Recordand2 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand2 Away Recordand4 Last Ten Recordand6 Win Streak 2Losses
10Charlotte Hornets Wins4 Losses7 Win Percentage.364 Games Behind5.5 Conference Recordand2 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand4 Away Recordand3 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 4Losses
11Chicago Bulls Wins4 Losses7 Win Percentage.364 Games Behind5.5 Conference Recordand5 Division Recordand2 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand4 Last Ten Recordand6 Win Streak 1Wins
12Orlando Magic Wins4 Losses7 Win Percentage.364 Games Behind5.5 Conference Recordand4 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand4 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 1Wins
13Detroit Pistons Wins4 Losses8 Win Percentage.333 Games Behind6.0 Conference Recordand7 Division Recordand2 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand5 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 3Losses
14Washington Wizards Wins2 Losses7 Win Percentage.222 Games Behind6.5 Conference Recordand3 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand4 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 3Losses
15New York Knicks Wins2 Losses9 Win Percentage.182 Games Behind7.5 Conference Recordand7 Division Recordand3 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand6 Last Ten Recordand8 Win Streak 2Losses

WESTERN CONFERENCE

TEAM
1Los Angeles Lakers Wins9 Losses2 Win Percentage.818 Games Behind Conference Recordand1 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand1 Away Recordand1 Last Ten Recordand1 Win Streak 2Wins
2Houston Rockets Wins8 Losses3 Win Percentage.727 Games Behind1.0 Conference Recordand0 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand1 Away Recordand2 Last Ten Recordand2 Win Streak 5Wins
3Utah Jazz Wins8 Losses3 Win Percentage.727 Games Behind1.0 Conference Recordand3 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand0 Away Recordand3 Last Ten Recordand3 Win Streak 4Wins
4Denver Nuggets Wins7 Losses3 Win Percentage.700 Games Behind1.5 Conference Recordand2 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand2 Away Recordand1 Last Ten Recordand3 Win Streak 1Losses
5LA Clippers Wins7 Losses4 Win Percentage.636 Games Behind2.0 Conference Recordand3 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand1 Away Recordand3 Last Ten Recordand4 Win Streak 1Losses
6Minnesota Timberwolves Wins7 Losses4 Win Percentage.636 Games Behind2.0 Conference Recordand2 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand2 Away Recordand2 Last Ten Recordand4 Win Streak 2Wins
7Dallas Mavericks Wins6 Losses4 Win Percentage.600 Games Behind2.5 Conference Recordand2 Division Recordand0 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand1 Last Ten Recordand4 Win Streak 1Losses
8Phoenix Suns Wins6 Losses4 Win Percentage.600 Games Behind2.5 Conference Recordand3 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand1 Last Ten Recordand4 Win Streak 1Losses
9San Antonio Spurs Wins5 Losses6 Win Percentage.455 Games Behind4.0 Conference Recordand4 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand3 Last Ten Recordand6 Win Streak 3Losses
10Sacramento Kings Wins4 Losses6 Win Percentage.400 Games Behind4.5 Conference Recordand4 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand3 Last Ten Recordand6 Win Streak 2Wins
11Oklahoma City Thunder Wins4 Losses7 Win Percentage.364 Games Behind5.0 Conference Recordand4 Division Recordand2 Home Recordand3 Away Recordand4 Last Ten Recordand6 Win Streak 2Losses
12Memphis Grizzlies Wins4 Losses7 Win Percentage.364 Games Behind5.0 Conference Recordand4 Division Recordand2 Home Recordand4 Away Recordand3 Last Ten Recordand6 Win Streak 2Wins
13Portland Trail Blazers Wins4 Losses8 Win Percentage.333 Games Behind5.5 Conference Recordand5 Division Recordand1 Home Recordand4 Away Recordand4 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 2Losses
14New Orleans Pelicans Wins2 Losses8 Win Percentage.200 Games Behind6.5 Conference Recordand5 Division Recordand3 Home Recordand4 Away Recordand4 Last Ten Recordand8 Win Streak 1Losses
15Golden State Warriors Wins2 Losses10 Win Percentage.167 Games Behind7.5 Conference Recordand9 Division Recordand3 Home Recordand5 Away Recordand5 Last Ten Recordand8 Win Streak 5Losses

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