• The Spanish brushes the 'triple-double': 25 points, 13 assists and 8 rebounds
  • Juancho Hernangómez only plays five minutes with Denver Nuggets
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The Spanish base Ricky Rubio premiered his first paternity with possibly his best night as a player of the Phoenix Suns in the NBA and was the best of his team in the broad victory by 98-121 against New York Knicks, before which he touched the 'triple -Double ', while Juancho Hernangómez did not participate much in the triumph in the extension (131-134) of Denver Nuggets against Golden State Warriors.

Rubio had missed the trip to Atlanta a couple of days ago to attend the birth of his first child and with little time to assimilate such good news he returned to the action and did it with great force, with a sensational game in an emblematic stage like Madison Square Garden.

The game director of El Masnou stayed at the gates of the 'triple-double' after scoring 25 points, with 10/18 in throw, delivering 13 assists and capturing eight rebounds, in addition to stealing four balls, in the comfortable victory of Suns that after losing the first quarter to the Knicks, no longer gave too many options and are two wins from the 'playoffs' of the Western Conference.

The Catalan connected especially well with the center Deandre Dayton, author of 26 points and 21 rebounds, while the guard Devin Booker was the top scorer of the visitors with 29 points despite his bad day in the triple (2/8). In the premises, Julius Randle was saved with 26 points.

For his part, although much less prominent, he also won the power forward Juancho Hernangómez with Denver Nuggets. The Madrid only played five minutes in the 131-134 victory on the Golden State Warriors court where he only scored a triple.

The Serbian Nikola Jokic touched the 'triple-double' (23 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists) and scored the basket that sent the game to extra time, and the guard Will Barton contributed 31 points to thwart the current runners-up, who did not They took advantage of their good start (34-19) and they paid to fit 40 points in the last quarter.