Winning or losing, however you want to look at it, with a 45-point difference seems little if we stick to what happened on the NBA day last night. This can be a preseason, with very different results. The Suns beat up the Blazers to make them runner-up and it was not even close to the most abusive scoreboard this Wednesday.
In Charlotte the locals, the Hornets, fell by 68 points to Jason Kidd’s new Mavericks. Absolute slaughter. 27% accuracy in the shots, they did not get even half of the launches from the personal and a long list of problems left the second defeat in the Borrego team. But what a defeat. The 68 pointsHad it been an official game, it would have equaled the record for difference in an NBA game, which dates back to 1991 when the Cavaliers beat the Heat. It is, yes, the biggest difference between an NBA team and another NBA team that has been in preseason, at least, in the last 25 years. Doncic missed the shot and the leading scorer was Hardaway with his 20 goals. The Texans, 3-0, spotless in their games so far.
In Indianapolis there was good and bad news for the Spanish representative, Santi Aldama. The player is gaining consistency, being active in defense and being a valuable piece in attack, despite the fact that he has a long way to go. His coach, Taylor Jenkins, used him to take the last shot after a rehearsed play, but the triple with which they wanted to win did not enter and the victory went to the Pacers. Aldama He touched the double digits, finishing with 9 points and 11 rebounds, plus 2 assists and 2 blocks, although he was not regular in shooting (3/10). Sam Merrill, his teammate, was the leading scorer with 30 points.
The other matches of the day brought an interesting Argentine duel between Campazzo and Deck that ended up taking second, the defeat of the current champion against Utah Jazz and a winning shot by Jeff Dowtin to give the Magic victory against Celtics in the box after Horford fell also due to COVID.
· Suns 119-74 Blazers
· Hornets 59-127 Mavericks
· Pacers 109-107 Grizzlies
· Magic 103-102 Celtics
· Knicks 108-100 Pistons
· Thunder 108-99 Nuggets
· Jazz 124-120 Bucks