By Eurohoops team / [email protected]
The NBA is back in full swing after the All-Star break with 11 games on the schedule last night. Some European stars skipped the first game back including Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
Nonetheless, those that were on the floor delivered and the back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with a 24-10-10 triple-double in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 134-101 win against the New York Knicks. He shot 8-12 from the field including 1-1 from deep. Bryn Forbes was also impressive with perfect stats from long range with 7-7.
Orlando suffered another loss despite another great game by Nikola Vucevic who put up 24 points, 17 rebounds, and three assists. Evan Fournier was sidelined while, on the other side, Zoran Dragic logged 11 points, five assists, and three boards.
The Hawks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic is still getting back to form after injury but Danilo Gallinari is already there. He scored 20 points against Toronto while Clint Capela had nine points and 19 boards. Trae Young was the hero of the night with 37 points and the game-winning three in the final seconds.
Lauri Markkanen scored 23 and Tomas Satoransky eight points for Chicago which fell to the Sixers whose Furkan Korkmaz had 16 points. Aleksej Pokusevski had a great game as well with 14 points, eight rebounds, and three assists for Oklahoma who beat the short-handed Dallas.
Serge Ibaka put on 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Clippers got the better of the Warriors. Ivica Zubac added nine and Nicolas Batum eight points while Nico Mannion scored ten on the opposing end.
Kyrie Irving went for 40 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ win over the Boston Celtics who Daniel Theis step up a bit more than usual with 17 points and eight boards.
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk logged 11 points, eight assists, and four boards in Detroit’s loss to Charlotte while Ricky Rubio had six points and eight assists in Minnesota’s convincing win against the Pelicans. That duel also featured Willy (2-1-1) and Juancho Hernangomez (5-1-1) on the opposite sides.
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