Aldama shines again in a new triumph for the Grizzlies


The Spanish power forward Santi Aldama once again stood out from the bench in a new victory (128-103) over the Atlanta Hawks of some Memphis Grizzlies that are already one of the sensations of the NBA, with a positive streak of six consecutive games to continue the stele of the head.

The player from the Canary Islands made the most of his almost 21 minutes on the court, producing 16 points (4/8 from the field and 2/3 from 3-pointers), 5 rebounds and 2 assists, and has already become the leader of the second unit of those from Tennessee. Thanks to his month of December, Aldama is in the best averages of his career: 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.2 blocks in an average of 22 minutes.

The Spaniard responds whenever he is needed, and his work this morning made us forget, along with other key players, the almost essential Ja Morant. The sixth consecutive victory of the Grizzlies (second, 18-9) to fight for the leadership of the West against the New Orleans Pelicans was based on the good work of Tyus Jones (22 points and 11 assists) and Dillon Brooks (18 points). Jaren Jackson Jr., with 15 points and 8 blocks, also collaborated in the choral victory of the Tennessees.

The Grizzlies dominated the game from start to finish, with a lot of authority in the paint and a collective and combinative game (36 assists) that blurred the Hawks’ defense. The gap opened at halftime (62-51), a distance that became 31 points in favor of Memphis in the third quarter. In Atlanta, De Andre Hunter stood out (19 points) above the rest.


SANTI ALDAMA: 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.