Basketball / NBA.- Marc Gasol’s Lakers beat the Pistons after two overtime
MADRID, 7 Feb. 2021 (Europa Press) –
The Los Angeles Lakers have suffered this morning to overcome the Detroit Pistons (135-129), before whom they needed two extra time to add their fourth consecutive victory, on an NBA day in which the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder (120 -118) and in which Willy Hernangómez and his New Orleans Pelicans continued to distance themselves from the lower zone after beating Memphis Grizzlies (118-109).
LeBron James, with 33 points and 11 assists, and Anthony Davis, with 30 points, led the purple and gold players to a victory that allows them to settle in second place in the Western Conference (18-6). Jerami Grant (32) kept the Michigan team alive, who only succumbed after the second overtime, when LeBron wreaked havoc.
Meanwhile, the Spanish center Marc Gasol started and spent 20 minutes on the court, in which he contributed 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block.
For its part, Minnesota Timberwolves fell for the third time in four games after Oklahoma City Thunder ‘avenged’ last night’s loss to Minneapolis (120-118) in the great return of Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, which ended with 31 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists.
Again, Juancho Hernangómez missed the fight due to the coronavirus protocol, but the Catalan point guard Ricky Rubio was there, who left the bench enjoyed 24 minutes in which he scored 8 points, offered 6 assists, captured 3 rebounds and recovered a ball .
Finally, Willy Hernangómez’s New Orleans Pelicans won again, this time against the Memphis Grizzlies (118-109), and they have already added three consecutive victories to move away from the lower part of the West. The Madrid pivot achieved, in 18 minutes, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block in a game that favored the locals Williamson (29) and Brandon Ingram (27 + 12).
–STATISTICS OF SPANISH PLAYERS.
RICKY RUBIO: 8 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal.
MARC GASOL: 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block.
WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block.
JUANCHO HERNANGÓMEZ: He didn’t play.