The figure of the center Marc Gasol was felt again in the Grizzlies of Memphis to be decisive in the triumph they got against the Los Angeles Lakers, in addition to becoming the most outstanding Spanish player in the day of the NBA along with Willy Hernangómez.
Gasol emerged as the second highest scorer of the Grizzlies by contributing 17 points and nine rebounds that helped them win 99-107 visitors to the Lakers and broke a five-game losing streak.
Gasol played 32 minutes in which he scored 7 of 16 field goals, including 2 of 4 triples, and scored 1 of 3 from the personnel line.
The medium of the Gasol brothers, who captured eight defensive rebounds, always had a leading role in the paint, where he put a stopper, lost a ball and committed two personal fouls.
Hernangomez starred in the most complete game with the Charlotte Hornets to bring his first double-double so far this season but in the end could not avoid the defeat that the team suffered as a visitor by 119-103 against the Boston Celtics.
The former player of Real Madrid became the great figure and individual winner of the Hornets to get 19 points and 10 rebounds in the 23 minutes he played.
The eldest of the Hernangomez brothers, who also achieved his best individual records so far this season, scored 8 of 11 field goals, missed a triple attempt, and hit 3 of 5 from the personnel line.
Hernangomez distributed two assists, put two blocks and had two turnovers.
Neither could Alex Abrines and veteran point guard Jose Manuel Calderon win, who lost with their respective teams from the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Detroit Pistons.
Abrines followed reserve with the Thunder and contributed seven points in the game they lost from home by 112-114 against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which became the surprise of the NBA’s Sunday.
The Mallorcan player played 27 minutes as reserve and scored 2 of 6 field goals, including a triple of five attempts, and hit 2-2 from the personnel line.
Abrines captured a rebound, put two blocks and committed two turnovers.
While Calderon also played 17 minutes as a reserve of the Pistons lost from home by 95-98 against the Atlanta Hawks.
Calderón contributed two points after making 1 of 3 field goals, missed a triple attempt, and did not go to the personnel line.
The player of Villanueva de la Serena captured two defensive rebounds, gave three assists and had two turnovers.
Montenegrin-Spanish power forward Nikola Mirotic missed the fifth consecutive game with his team from the New Orleans Pelicans who faced visitors to the Sacramento Kings and ended up defeated by 122-117 against the Sacramento Kings.
Mirotic still does not recover from the sprain suffered in the right ankle and the Pelicans have felt his absence and contribution in the indoor game, which has cost them four consecutive defeats.