The base Ricky Rubio and the center Willy Hernangómez had good performances on Wednesday’s day in the NBA, although with different awards, since the Catalan could not win with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Madrid player did with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Cavaliers continue in a poor performance dynamics and conceded their fifth consecutive loss by losing to surely the best team of the moment, Phoenix Suns, who prevailed 115-120 to extend their streak of consecutive victories to 14.

The game director of El Masnou, who played one of his franchises in the NBA, again contributed points to the ‘Cavs’ with 15, although he did not have his best night at the launch, with 5/20 in shooting, between they a discreet 2/8 in triples, while he distributed five assists.

In addition, his wrist failed in the luck of the free throws in the decisive bars of an even game that the Suns came ahead with eight seconds to go (114-117). Then, in the free throw carousel, the Spanish point guard could only score one of the four he had available and could not press the visiting victory, led by Devin Booker (35 points) and Chris Paul (17 and 12 assists).

For his part, Willy Hernangómez seems to be starting to count more in the New Orleans Pelicans rotation and played for the third game in a row, the second in a row in which he participated with more than 22 minutes on the track where he could contribute to the resounding victory of his team 127-102 against Washington Wizards.

In a game that the locals always controlled, the Madrid center again had a good performance both in attack with 13 points and four assists, and in defense with six defensive rebounds of the seven he captured, three steals and two blocks.

In addition, his brother Juancho also had minutes with the Boston Celtics, although in his case it was just over three, in which he could score three points in a clear 104-123 defeat of the Brooklyn Nets.


RICKY RUBIO: 15 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 1 steal.

WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

JUANCHO HERNANGÓMEZ: 3 points and 1 rebound.