Basketball – NBA – Night of the Blues


Utah, with a Rudy Gobert author of a double double, ended the year with a 6th victory in a row. Evan Fournier, for his part, remained more discreet with the Knicks, beaten in Oklahoma City. The Jazz continue their journey with a 26th win this season, one last in 2021, beating Minnesota 120-108 at Vivint Arena in Utah. Donovan Mitchell, back after treating his painful back, took the opportunity to register 39 points, his record this season (6 rebounds, 5 assists). Helped by the double-doubles of Rudy Gobert (14 pts, 16 rebounds, 3/7 shooting), imperial in defense in the last minutes in particular, and Bojan Bogdanovic (24 pts, 12 rebounds) Mitchell allowed the Jazz, with almost flawless efficiency in the free throw (85%, 35/41), but led by one point at the start of the last quarter (86-87), to finish the year with a bang. Utah remains 3rd in the Western Conference, a victory from Phoenix, beaten in Boston (123-108) and Golden State (27 wins). read also The Western Conference standings The Knicks sink in Oklahoma City Evan Fournier and the Knicks will have to erase this New Year’s Eve game, defeated in Oklahoma City for the first time since 2018 (95-80). The French did not shine, author of 3 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in 20 minutes, while RJ Barrett finished top scorer in the game with 26 points. After 3 straight wins, the New York franchise, with a three-point 8/41, lost to a private training from its coach (Covid protocol for Mark Daigneault), Josh Giddey and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl for the third match in a row. On the Thunder side, carried by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (23 points), Theo Maledon scored 5 points in 12 minutes (2 rebounds, 2 assists). Tillie, the only other Frenchman on the track Killian Tillie contributed to the 4th victory in a row for Memphis, winner against San Antonio (118-105). Tillie registered 5 points (4 rebounds and 3 assists) in 24 minutes. Yves Pons did not come into play.
Three other French people remained on the sidelines on Friday: Frank Ntilikina did not play with Dallas, for the second confrontation in Sacramento (victory 112-96), due to a contusion to the left thigh. Injured ankle, Nicolas batum could not help the Clippers, who have not had two straight wins since December 12, beaten in Toronto 116-108. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, in isolation, did not participate in Atlanta’s victory at Cleveland (121-118). read also The results of the night read also All the news of the NBA

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