Capela, Vucevic dominate in wins

2020-01-04T09:45:42+00:00 2020-01-04T16:13:03+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

04/Jan/20 09:45

Eurohoops.net

European big men delivered strong performances.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Clint Capela was a force to be reckoned with for the Houston Rockets against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Swiss center registered a double-double of 30 points (a season-high) and 14 rebounds vs. Joel Embiid in the Rockets‘ 118 – 108 win in Toyota Center.

Furkan Korkmaz came off the bench for the Sixers and dropped eight points on 3/6 shots. The Turkish wing also had this nice play…

Montenegrin center Nikola Vucevic came three assists short of a triple-double to lead the Orlando Magic to their second win in a row. He scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out seven dimes as the Magic beat the Miami Heat 105 – 85 at home.

French wing Evan Fournier contributed 15 points to Orlando’s victory. Slovenian guard Goran Dragic finished with eight points and six rebounds for the Heat. He and his teammates faced shooting struggles, finishing with 7/37 3-pointers.

The Boston Celtic’s European duo of big men delivered in the 109 – 106 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Turkish center Enes Kanter finished with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench while German center Daniel Theis had 14 points plus eight rebounds in 24 minutes plus the block on Trae Young’s game-winning attempt.

Ricky Rubio posted 10 assists to go with his nine points in the Phoenix Suns‘ 120 – 112 win over the New York Knicks. It was the Spanish guard’s 12th game this season with 10 assists or more.

French guard Frank Ntilikina completed the game with six points in 16 minutes as a substitute.

The rest of Friday’s results and Euro-scorers:

Washington WizardsPortland Trail Blazers 103 – 122 (Hezonja 10 points, Pasecniks four points/nine rebounds, Mahinmi three points, Bonga two points)

Los Angeles LakersNew Orleans Pelicans 123 – 113

Standings (via NBA.com):

EASTERN CONFERENCE

TEAM
1Milwaukee Bucks Wins31 Losses5 Win Percentage.861 Games Behind Conference Record20 and3 Division Record10 and0 Home Record17 and2 Away Record14 and3 Last Ten Recordand2 Win Streak 4Wins
2Boston Celtics Wins24 Losses8 Win Percentage.750 Games Behind5.0 Conference Record17 and5 Division Recordand4 Home Record14 and2 Away Record10 and6 Last Ten Recordand3 Win Streak 2Wins
3Miami Heat Wins25 Losses10 Win Percentage.714 Games Behind5.5 Conference Record18 and4 Division Recordand2 Home Record16 and1 Away Recordand9 Last Ten Recordand3 Win Streak 1Losses
4Toronto Raptors Wins23 Losses12 Win Percentage.657 Games Behind7.5 Conference Record16 and7 Division Recordand3 Home Record14 and5 Away Recordand7 Last Ten Recordand4 Win Streak 1Losses
5Indiana Pacers Wins22 Losses13 Win Percentage.629 Games Behind8.5 Conference Record15 and9 Division Recordand6 Home Record15 and4 Away Recordand9 Last Ten Recordand4 Win Streak 1Losses
6Philadelphia 76ers Wins23 Losses14 Win Percentage.622 Games Behind8.5 Conference Record16 and8 Division Recordand2 Home Record16 and2 Away Recordand12 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 4Losses
7Brooklyn Nets Wins16 Losses17 Win Percentage.485 Games Behind13.5 Conference Record10 and8 Division Recordand3 Home Recordand6 Away Recordand11 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 4Losses
8Orlando Magic Wins16 Losses19 Win Percentage.457 Games Behind14.5 Conference Record11 and11 Division Recordand2 Home Record11 and7 Away Recordand12 Last Ten Recordand5 Win Streak 2Wins
9Charlotte Hornets Wins14 Losses23 Win Percentage.378 Games Behind17.5 Conference Record10 and14 Division Recordand3 Home Recordand11 Away Recordand12 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 1Wins
10Chicago Bulls Wins13 Losses22 Win Percentage.371 Games Behind17.5 Conference Recordand14 Division Recordand5 Home Recordand12 Away Recordand10 Last Ten Recordand5 Win Streak 2Losses
11Detroit Pistons Wins12 Losses23 Win Percentage.343 Games Behind18.5 Conference Recordand18 Division Recordand6 Home Recordand10 Away Recordand13 Last Ten Recordand8 Win Streak 3Losses
12Cleveland Cavaliers Wins10 Losses24 Win Percentage.294 Games Behind20.0 Conference Recordand21 Division Recordand5 Home Recordand11 Away Recordand13 Last Ten Recordand5 Win Streak 2Losses
13Washington Wizards Wins10 Losses24 Win Percentage.294 Games Behind20.0 Conference Recordand13 Division Recordand5 Home Recordand10 Away Recordand14 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 2Losses
14New York Knicks Wins10 Losses25 Win Percentage.286 Games Behind20.5 Conference Recordand18 Division Recordand8 Home Recordand12 Away Recordand13 Last Ten Recordand5 Win Streak 1Losses
15Atlanta Hawks Wins7 Losses28 Win Percentage.200 Games Behind23.5 Conference Recordand19 Division Recordand3 Home Recordand12 Away Recordand16 Last Ten Recordand9 Win Streak 1Losses

WESTERN CONFERENCE

TEAM
1Los Angeles Lakers Wins28 Losses7 Win Percentage.800 Games Behind Conference Record20 and4 Division Recordand2 Home Record13 and4 Away Record15 and3 Last Ten Recordand4 Win Streak 4Wins
2Denver Nuggets Wins24 Losses10 Win Percentage.706 Games Behind3.5 Conference Record14 and6 Division Recordand0 Home Record15 and4 Away Recordand6 Last Ten Recordand2 Win Streak 1Wins
3LA Clippers Wins25 Losses11 Win Percentage.694 Games Behind3.5 Conference Record16 and8 Division Recordand1 Home Record15 and3 Away Record10 and8 Last Ten Recordand4 Win Streak 2Wins
4Houston Rockets Wins24 Losses11 Win Percentage.686 Games Behind4.0 Conference Record14 and7 Division Recordand3 Home Record13 and4 Away Record11 and7 Last Ten Recordand3 Win Streak 2Wins
5Dallas Mavericks Wins22 Losses12 Win Percentage.647 Games Behind5.5 Conference Record13 and6 Division Recordand0 Home Record10 and7 Away Record12 and5 Last Ten Recordand5 Win Streak 1Wins
6Utah Jazz Wins22 Losses12 Win Percentage.647 Games Behind5.5 Conference Record14 and7 Division Recordand2 Home Record13 and3 Away Recordand9 Last Ten Recordand1 Win Streak 4Wins
7Oklahoma City Thunder Wins19 Losses15 Win Percentage.559 Games Behind8.5 Conference Record14 and11 Division Recordand4 Home Record12 and6 Away Recordand9 Last Ten Recordand2 Win Streak 4Wins
8San Antonio Spurs Wins14 Losses19 Win Percentage.424 Games Behind13.0 Conference Recordand12 Division Recordand4 Home Record10 and9 Away Recordand10 Last Ten Recordand5 Win Streak 1Losses
9Portland Trail Blazers Wins15 Losses21 Win Percentage.417 Games Behind13.5 Conference Recordand15 Division Recordand4 Home Recordand9 Away Recordand12 Last Ten Recordand5 Win Streak 1Wins
10Phoenix Suns Wins14 Losses21 Win Percentage.400 Games Behind14.0 Conference Recordand17 Division Recordand5 Home Recordand12 Away Recordand9 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 1Wins
11Minnesota Timberwolves Wins13 Losses21 Win Percentage.382 Games Behind14.5 Conference Recordand16 Division Recordand6 Home Recordand11 Away Recordand10 Last Ten Recordand7 Win Streak 1Wins
12Sacramento Kings Wins13 Losses22 Win Percentage.371 Games Behind15.0 Conference Recordand13 Division Recordand4 Home Recordand9 Away Recordand13 Last Ten Recordand8 Win Streak 1Wins
13Memphis Grizzlies Wins13 Losses22 Win Percentage.371 Games Behind15.0 Conference Recordand14 Division Recordand3 Home Recordand12 Away Recordand10 Last Ten Recordand5 Win Streak 1Losses
14New Orleans Pelicans Wins11 Losses24 Win Percentage.314 Games Behind17.0 Conference Recordand15 Division Recordand5 Home Recordand11 Away Recordand13 Last Ten Recordand5 Win Streak 1Losses
15Golden State Warriors Wins9 Losses27 Win Percentage.250 Games Behind19.5 Conference Recordand20 Division Recordand4 Home Recordand11 Away Recordand16 Last Ten Recordand6 Win Streak 3Losses

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