MADRID, Dec. 12 (.) –
The Houston Rockets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks (97-92) in a serious and worked game in which the Spanish Usman Baruba contributed just enough, while Serge Ibaka still does not appear in the Wisconsin team, in a day in which the locals were able to dedicate victory to the late Paul Silas, father of his trainer, Stephen Silas.
Garuba once again enjoyed ten minutes on the court, in which he could only add 2 points (1/3 on field goals and 0/2 on three-pointers), 2 rebounds and 1 block. Thus, the Spaniard participated in the surprise of the day that his team starred in, now penultimate in the West, by defeating the powerful Milwaukee Bucks, who had linked four consecutive wins until this morning and are now second in the East.
The best of the match was Jalen Green (30 points) who led the important awakening of Houston, who was able to dedicate his victory to Paul Silas, who died this weekend, father of the coach of the Texan franchise. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ‘double-double’ (16 points and 18 rebounds) was not enough for some Bucks who also entrusted their options to Jrue Holiday, over twenty (25). The last quarter, with only 13 points for the visitors, was decisive.
In the Bucks, Serge Ibaka did not play, in a day in which the Spanish had little prominence. Apart from Garuba’s 2 points in 10 minutes, only Willy Hernangómez stepped on the court, for just one minute, with the New Orleans Pelicans, who beat the Phoenix Suns (129-124). His brother, Juancho, is still injured with the Toronto Raptors.
SPANISH PLAYERS STATISTICS:
USMAN GARUBA: 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 block.