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Ricky Rubio, key in the new triumph of the Cavaliers

The Spanish base Ricky Rubio has contributed decisively this morning to the victory of Cleveland Cavaliers over Sacramento Kings (117-103), in an NBA day in which Santi Aldama had just a few minutes in the victory of the Memphis Grizzlies against the Houston Rockets without Usman Garuba (113-106) and in which Serge Ibaka did not participate in the duel in which the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Orlando Magic (106-104).

At the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the ‘Cavs’ (16-12) signed their third consecutive victory to settle in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, all after a duel in which Isaac Okoro (20) and Jarrett Allen (19) commanded the Ohio attack and neutralized Buddy Hield’s 21 points.

Rubio, who spent 26 minutes on the court coming off the bench, was essential in the final stretch of the match, where he scored two triples that ended up turning the balance in favor of the local team. Thus, he finished with 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

For his part, the Canarian center Santi Aldama had only three minutes, in which he contributed two goals and a rebound, in the duel in which the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Rockets, again without an Usman Garuba focused on League G The Tennessee (16-11) have only lost one of their last seven games and are fourth in the West, while the Texans (8-18) are penultimate in the same conference.

Finally, the Spanish-Congolese power forward Serge Ibaka did not participate, despite being recovered from his injury, in the Los Angeles Clippers victory over the Orlando Magic, a duel decided by a basket from point guard Reggie Jackson with two seconds left. . With their third win in a row, the Los Angeles franchise (15-12) is fifth in the West.

RICKY RUBIO: 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

SANTI ALDAMA: 2 points and 1 rebound.

SERGE IBAKA: He didn’t play.

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