MADRID, Jan. 16 (SportsFinding) –
The Spanish pivot Marc Gasol has returned to activity after overcoming his muscular injury contributing 15 points, the same as Serge Ibaka, to the Toronto Raptors victory over Oklahoma City Thunder (121-130), while Juancho has surpassed Willy in the duel of brothers Hernangómez, with the triumph of Denver Nuggets against Charlotte Hornets (100-86).
A month and 12 games after being injured against Detroit Pistons, Gasol returned to action leaving good feelings, as he played 32 minutes in which he was accurate in the shot (6/9 with 3/4 in triples) and also contributed 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
The pivot shared ownership in the inside game with his compatriot Serge Ibaka, who left very similar numbers, in Raptors who already have all their healthy fundamental men and who took advantage of it to add a worked victory at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
With Norman Powell (23) as the top scorer, up to six players from the Canadian team achieved at least 15 points and neutralized the scoring of the Dennis Schroder (25) and Danilo Gallinari (23). After going all the game in tow, the Thunder got to three points in the absence of 2:39 (119-122), but Toronto tightened its defense in the decisive plays and aborted the attempt to come back.
Clearer was the victory of the Nuggets against the Hornets, party in which the two brothers Hernangómes had their chance. Willy played 11 minutes in which he contributed 5 points and 6 rebounds, while Juancho (0/3) was left without scoring in almost 18.
Despite the injury of his star Jamal Murray, who had to leave the game due to a sprained ankle, Denver did not suffer to win with substitute Michael Porter Jr. (19) as the main offensive reference, while Terry Rozier (20) led The attack of the visitors.
– STATISTICS OF SPANISH PLAYERS.
MARC GASOL: 15 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 1 steal.
SERGE IBAKA: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: 5 points and 6 rebounds.
JUANCHO HERNANGÓMEZ: 3 rebounds and 1 assist.