The Lakers resist against Memphis and assault the leadership of the West

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Marc Gasol (Lakers) ADAM PANTOZZI/NBA

Campazzo’s Nuggets cancel Juancho Hernangómez’s great game

The Spanish center Marc Gasol has signed a narrow victory (92-94) in his second consecutive game against Memphis, a duel in which the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Grizzlies to become leaders of the Western Conference, while the Minnesota Timberwolves of Ricky Rubio and Juancho Hernangómez and Serge Ibaka’s Los Angeles Clippers fell to the NBA this morning.

On the second night in a row at the FedExForum after the 94-108 win the day before, LeBron James and Anthony Davis teamed up again to, with 26 points each, maintain the initiative in the clash, which was complicated in the final minutes with the arreón of those of Tennessee; with it, the Lakers signed their fourth consecutive victory to ascend to the leadership of the West (6-2) to the detriment of Phoenix Suns (5-2).

The Sant Boi, in the second game against which he was his team between 2008 and 2019, scored 3 points, captured 4 rebounds, gave 2 assists, recovered 1 ball and put 2 blocks in his more than 18 minutes of participation.

Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets canceled the great game of Juancho Hernangómez, in which the Minnesota Timberwolves (123-116), bottom of the West, linked their fifth consecutive day without winning. The 35 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists of the Serbian Nikola Jokic contributed to the victory of the Argentine Facundo Campazzo, who scored 11 goals.

All this in a duel in which the youngest of the Hernangómez signed a stellar performance, two points from his maximum in NBA; the Madrilenian got 25 points -10 of 14 in field shots and 5 of 8 in triples-, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block, while point guard Ricky Rubio did not have a good night, after failing to score and contribute only 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.

Serge Ibaka’s Los Angeles Clippers to the San Antonio Spurs (113-116) also lost for the second time in three games. In his 25 minutes on the court, the Spanish-Congolese power forward contributed 3 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocks.

–STATISTICS OF SPANISH PLAYERS.
JUANCHO HERNANGÓMEZ: 25 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.

RICKY RUBIO: 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.

MARC GASOL: 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks.

SERGE IBAKA: 3 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocks.

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