Ricky Rubio returns with defeat and the Hornets are still in freefall

  • Discreet performance of the base, with eight points
  • Willy also lost with eight points and seven rebounds
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The return of the Spanish base Ricky Rubio after overcoming his ankle discomfort has not prevented a new defeat of Phoenix Suns in his visit to Brooklyn Nets (119-97), while the Hornets of Willy Hernangómez have not been able to stand up in their feud before Orlando Magic (100-112).

The Suns continue their bad streak and fit their third consecutive setback to keep moving away from the playoff positions in the Western Conference, which already have five wins.

Ricky Rubio played less than 19 minutes in his return to action in which he contributed 8 points (2/7 in shots), 3 rebounds and 2 assists. DeandreAyton (25 and 17 rebounds) was the best of some Suns who accused the bad day of their star Devin Booker (3/15 in the basket shot).

Despite Kyrie Irving's absence, the Nets were quite superior, especially in the third quarter, when they broke the game with a 35-21 run. With Caris LeVert (29) as the most outstanding man, the home team lived a placid end of the match to sign up for the victory.

On the other hand, Willy Hernangómez played 21 minutes in which he added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists for some Hornets that continue in free fall and already have 11 defeats in their last 12 commitments, a streak that has sunk them until the twelfth place from the east.

Faced with a rival of 'his' league like Orlando Magic, Charlotte could not find answers to stop Nikola Vucevic (22), Evan Fournier (17) and Aaron Gordon (16 and 12 rebounds) and added a new disappointment in the Spectrum Center .