MADRID, 31 (EUROPA PRESS)
Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka said goodbye to the NBA year 2020 with a smile after the clear victories this Wednesday of the Los Angeles Lakers by 107-121 against the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers against the Portland Trail Blazers by 128-105.
The Lakers, current champions, returned to the path of victory after their loss to the Blazers and celebrated in the best possible way the 36th birthday of their star, a LeBron James who was at a high level with 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds, becoming the first player in NBA history to string together 1,000 consecutive Regular Phase games scoring 10 points or more.
‘King’ was well accompanied by Anthony Davis, who had 20 and eight sacks, point guard Denis Schroder, who contributed 21, and Wesley Matthews 18 from the bench and with a spectacular 6/6 in triple, while Marc Gasol, who played more than 20 minutes and he started, had five points and as many rebounds.
In addition, the game, dominated by the Lakers from the beginning, was marked by the milestone of seeing Becky Hammon being the first coach to lead an NBA game, a responsibility she assumed after the expulsion of veteran Gregg Popovich.
On the other hand, in the other Los Angeles team, the Los Angeles Clippers reached four victories at the start of the season by beating the Portland Trail Blazers with great authority at the Staples Center by 128-105.
Tyronn Lue’s team was much superior from the beginning and his rival, who had just won his neighbors, could not keep up his offensive rhythm, led by Kawhi Leonard, author of 28 points, and Paul George, who contributed 23 and flirted with him. ‘triple-double’ by adding 10 rebounds and seven assists.
For his part, the Spanish-Congolese power forward Serge Ibaka also shone in this triumph, where he touched the ‘double-double’ with 11 points, with a good hand from the launch from the line of three (3/5), and eight rebounds.
–STATISTICS OF SPANISH PLAYERS
MARC GASOL: 5 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
SERGE IBAKA: 11 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and 1 steal.