The Spanish base Ricky Rubio offered his most recuperative facet this morning to contribute to the victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Detroit Pistons (98-78), in an NBA day in which the center Santi Aldama enjoyed a few minutes in the defeat of the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns (94-119).

Days after his historic performance at Madison Square Garden -37 points and 10 assists-, El Masnou’s did not have his highest scoring night and was only 5 points, but he acted as a faithful squire for Darius Garland (21) and Cedi Osman (17).

Thus, he was once again the reference in the most supportive facet of the game, distributing 9 assists, and recovered 5 balls in 27 minutes on the court, in which he also captured a rebound. With that, the Cavaliers (8-5) are fifth in the Eastern Conference.

For his part, Santi Aldama had minutes in the clear defeat, second in a row, that the Memphis Grizzlies suffered at home against the Phoenix Suns. The canary jumped onto the court with everything decided and had time to contribute 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist in five minutes.

Meanwhile, the brothers Hernangómez and Usman Garuba still do not have time with their respective teams. Juancho missed the Boston Celtics’ overtime victory over current champions Milwaukee Bucks (122-113) by technical decision, and Willy was not in the New Orleans Pelicans loss to Brooklyn Nets (112-120) either; The Madrid power forward, meanwhile, had no minutes in the Houston Rockets’ loss to the Portland Trail Blazers (92-104).


RICKY RUBIO: 5 points, 1 rebound, 9 assists and 5 steals.

SANTI ALDAMA: 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist.


WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: He didn’t play.

USMAN GARUBA: He didn’t play.