Santi Aldama shines in a new defeat for the Grizzlies


Spanish power forward Santi Aldama shone this morning with the Memphis Grizzlies but could not avoid the team’s third consecutive loss in the NBA against the Phoenix Suns (89-110), who signed their sixth straight win thanks to Devin Booker’s 40 points.

Those from Tennessee (3-12), who close their participation in the ‘NBA In-Season Tournament’ – the new competition for the 30 teams outside the regular season – with a 0-4, continue in free fall and are placed penultimate in the Western Conference, only ahead of the San Antonio Spurs (3-13).

Despite the situation of the franchise, Aldama once again acted as a leader to become his team’s top scorer; In his almost 36 minutes on the court and starting as a starter, the Canarian contributed 21 points – 9 of 20 field goals, including 3 of 10 triples – and 5 rebounds.

The Suns (10-6), fourth in the West, did not even miss Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal and relied on the only member of the ‘Big Three’ available: Devin Booker, who scored his highest score of the season with 40 points -15 of 21 on field goals-.