NBA (preseason): Doncic already in good shape

Luka Doncic already in good shape, Nicolas Batum and the Clippers beaten. The Slovenian genius spent only 16 minutes Wednesday night on the floor of the American Airlines Center during the first exit of Dallas, against Utah. This did not prevent the leader of the Mavericks to have fun, with 19 points scored at 8 of 10 on shots (including 2 of 4 on long shots), to which should be added 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Best scorer of his team in front of Boban Marjanovic (14 points), Doncic allowed the Mavs, without Frank Ntilikina, to win 111-101 against a Jazz team that had voluntarily done without almost all of its usual holders (only Ryan O’Neale, author of 12 points, was aligned), including the French Rudy Gobert, also left to rest. Under these conditions, Jared Butler, off the bench, was able to do well, with 22 points scored (9 of 18 on shots, including 3 of 7 with three points) despite the defeat of his family. If Gobert will have to wait before making his debut in the preseason, Nicolas Batum, on the other hand, returned to service on Wednesday with the Clippers.

Ayayi offers himself to the Lakers, Luwawu-Cabarrot shy

The Californians lost (113-98) at home against Sacramento despite Brandon Boston Jr’s 20 points out of the bench. The French, on his side, has compiled 3 points (1 of 3 on shots, including 1 of 2 with three points), 5 rebounds and 1 assist in 16 minutes of play against De’Aaron Fox (23 points) and the Kings . Joel Ayayi (1 rebound, 1 assist but no point in 15 minutes on the floor), he participated in the victory (117-105) of Phoenix at home against the other franchise of Los Angeles the Lakers. Anthony Davis (14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists) played, unlike the other two team superstars LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, again absent. Another Frenchy out on Wednesday: Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot suffered defeat in Georgia (99-96) against Cleveland. The French international, very discreet, scored 2 points in 24 minutes. « TLC » also offered 4 assists and took 2 rebounds.

Wednesday 06 October 2021
Phoenix suns – Los Angeles Lakers: 117-105
>>> Stats by Joel Ayayi (LAK): 15 minutes, 0 point (0 of 5 on shots, including 0 of 2 on three points), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 lost balls, 3 fouls
Detroit Pistons – San Antonio Spurs: 115-105
>>> Killian Hayes (DET) did not play
Atlanta Hawks – Cleveland cavaliers : 96-99
>>> Stats by Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (ATL): 24 minutes, 2 points (1 of 3 on shots, including 0 of 2 with three points), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 4 fouls
New Orleans Pelicans – Orlando Magic: 104-86
Dallas mavericks – Utah Jazz: 111-101
>>> Frank Ntilikina (DAL) did not play
>>> Rudy Gobert (UTA) did not play
Golden State Warriors – Denver Nuggets: 118-116
>>> Petr Cornelie (DEN) did not play
Los Angeles Clippers – Sacramento Kings : 98-113
>>> Stats by Nicolas Batum (CLI): 16 minutes, 3 points (1 of 3 on shots, including 1 of 2 at three points), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 lost balls, 2 fouls

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