NBA Euro-watch: Jokic got the best of Porzingis

NBA Euro-watch: Jokic got the best of Porzingis


By George Efkarpides /

In a battle between two of the most versatile and skilled big-men in the NBA, Nikola Jokic’s Denver Nuggets beat Kristaps Porzingis’ New York Knicks 130-118.

The Serbian star flirted with a triple double as he finished with 18 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds in 35 minutes.

For the losing side, Latvian star Kristaps Porzingis had 21 points and 7 boards while Enes Kanter scored 20 along with 7 boards.

Earlier, Russell Westbrook single handedly carried the Oklahoma City Thunder to victory. The reigning MVP poured in a season-high 46 points, adding 6 boards, 6 assists and 2 steals.

Bradley Beal had the hot hand for the Wizards as he scored 41 points adding 12 boards and 7 assists.

The “Polish Hammer”, Marcin Gortat finished with 4 points as he battled foul-trouble playing only 20 minutes.

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Here are last night’s results and the euro-scorers:

MIAMI HEAT SACRAMENTO KINGS 88-89 Dragic 23 p. 2 r. 1 a. 1 s. – Bogdanovic 11 p. 3 r. 3 a. 1 b., Koufos 6 p. 6 r. 1 a.,
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER WASHINGTON WIZARDS 121-112 Gortat 4 p. 1 r. 1 a., Satoransky 2 p. 1 a., Mahunmi 4 p. 3 r. 2 a.
DENVER NUGGETS NEW YORK KNICKS 130-118 Jokic 18 p. 7 r. 10 a. – Porzingis 21 p. 7 r. 1 b., Kanter 20 p. 7 r. 1 a., Hernangomez 9 p. 2 r., Ntilikina 3 p. 1 r. 3 a. 1 s. 1 b.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 126-113 Pachulia 9 p. 6 r. 3 a. – Bjelica 11 p. 6 r. 3 a. 2 s.
#
TEAM
PTS
MP
W
L
POINTS
+/-
EASTERN
1
BOSTON CELTICS
49
35
14
5040 – 4818
222
2
TORONTO RAPTORS
46
32
14
5117 – 4775
342
3
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
46
27
19
5039 – 5041
-2
4
MIAMI HEAT
48
27
21
4832 – 4874
-42
5
INDIANA PACERS
48
26
22
5107 – 5050
57
6
WASHINGTON WIZARDS
48
26
22
5119 – 5068
51
7
PHILADELPHIA 76ers
44
23
21
4766 – 4707
59
8
MILWAUKEE BUCKS
46
24
22
4820 – 4880
-60
9
DETROIT PISTONS
46
22
24
4698 – 4695
3
10
NEW YORK KNICKS
49
21
28
5144 – 5223
-79
11
CHARLOTTE HORNETS
46
19
27
4856 – 4861
-5
12
CHICAGO BULLS
48
18
30
4975 – 5230
-255
13
BROOKLYN NETS
48
18
30
5074 – 5213
-139
14
ORLANDO MAGIC
47
14
33
4938 – 5183
-245
15
ATLANTA HAWKS
47
14
33
4857 – 5051
-194
WESTERN
1
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
49
39
10
5690 – 5257
433
2
HOUSTON ROCKETS
46
34
12
5250 – 4890
360
3
SAN ANTONIO SPURS
50
32
18
5052 – 4869
183
4
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
51
31
20
5564 – 5411
153
5
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
48
28
20
5073 – 4880
193
6
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
47
26
21
5217 – 5198
19
7
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
48
26
22
5017 – 4959
58
8
DENVER NUGGETS
48
25
23
5110 – 5079
31
9
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
47
23
24
5063 – 5057
6
10
UTAH JAZZ
48
20
28
4873 – 4914
-41
11
LOS ANGELES LAKERS
47
18
29
5011 – 5164
-153
12
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
47
17
30
4669 – 4803
-134
13
PHOENIX SUNS
48
17
31
5057 – 5385
-328
14
DALLAS MAVERICKS
48
16
32
4916 – 4998
-82
15
SACRAMENTO KINGS
48
15
33
4696 – 5107
-411

 

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