NBA 2020/2021 – Deprived of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Nets suffered last night against the Grizzlies. During a close game that went into extra time, the Nets ended up losing the game 111 – 116. However, the absence of the executives of this team allowed other players to play, including Timothé in particular. Luwawu-Cabarrot. He was able to play 40 minutes, register 21 points and take 6 rebounds.
Big perf ‘of our French Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot. The latter was able to take advantage of the absences and injuries of the executives of his team to regain a significant playing time. And the result turned out to be favorable for him. Indeed, in 40 minutes played, the native of Cannes scored 21 points, delivered 2 assists and captured 6 rebounds. High performance for the former Sixers players after his 3/3 to 3 points the day before against the Hornets.
The absences of Irving, Durant and of Dinwiddie left room for Luwawu-Cabarrot. His coach even started him in the 5 major against the Grizzlies. He was able to show again, like last season, his ability to score and take responsibility when needed. This performance is part of the momentum of what he showed in the playoffs last season with his 16 points average. Small point to review, all the same, for the French: his 7/17 in the shoot leaves the feeling that he can do even better.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot does not let go of anything: at the slightest breach he plunges, and last night the Frenchman again carded with the Nets https://t.co/Cw9ifcIT7b
– TrashTalk (@TrashTalk_fr) December 29, 2020
A reconstituted team against the Grizzlies
After losing to the Hornets, the Nets were certainly keen to recover from the Grizzlies. However, many events have turned this wish upside down. In the first place, the wound of Spencer Dinwiddie Made him unavailable for this game and he will also be out for the remainder of the season. For good reason, yesterday he suffered a partial rupture of a cruciate ligament during training. This is a big loss for the Nets who see the player who wore them last season leave.
Moreover, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant were out last night to let them recover and take care of their injuries from last season. No new injuries to report for them. It was a question of making them breathe a little given the marathon which awaits them in this season certainly shortened but very busy. It is therefore a second defeat in a row for the Nets who had yet started the season in the best possible way by defeating the Warriors and then the Celtics in their first two regular season meetings.