The Spanish power forward Santi Aldama contributed, regaining ownership, in the defeat (127-115) of the Memphis Grizzlies against the Brooklyn Nets, the third in the last five games, while Usman Garuba added in his more than 20 minutes on the track coming out from the bench, in a duel in which the Houston Rockets fell (120-127) against the Golden State Warriors of a plugged-in Klay Thompson.

The player from the Canary Islands returned to the starting five for the Grizzlies due to the loss of Jaren Jackson Jr, and had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 21 minutes on the court. The power forward left quality details against some Nets of Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons, on the day that Kyrie Irving returned after his controversy with an anti-Semitic publication.

Memphis faced the game with sensitive casualties, such as Ja Morant, and Desmond Bane -in addition to Jaren Jackson Jr-, and could only hold their options until the break. In the last two quarters, the Nets were unleashed with Durant and his 26 points, which made the 31 points of Dillon Brooks, the game’s top scorer, useless.

On the other hand, fellow Spaniard Usman Garuba played 22 minutes off the bench, adding 3 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. However, his continuity in the rotation had no reward, with some Golden State Warriors trusting their victory to a Thompson plugged in from the perimeter. The escort reached 41 points with 10 of 13 in triples and achieving double figures in outside shots after three courses without registering these figures. Curry also finished above 30 points (33) with a 50 percent success from the triple.


SANTI ALDAMA: 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.

USMAN GARUBA: 3 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist AND 2 steals.