MADRID, Jan. 1 (.) –
The Spanish center Willy Hernangómez participated this past dawn in the last performance of the 2022 New Orleans Pelicans, a clash that ended in defeat against the Memphis Grizzlies (116-101) and that did not have a Spanish duel due to the loss due to injury of Santi Aldama.
The duel for the top of the Western Conference of the NBA was left by the Tennessee franchise at FedExForum, with a small march from the beginning. Ja Morant (32 points) won the match against Zion
Williamson (20 points and 9 rebounds), with the support of Steven Adams (10 and 21) in a serious end to the game.
Gasoline failed there to some Pelicans who gave minutes to Willy, with 11 points and 7 rebounds, with personal fouls by Valanciunas and the loss of Larry Nance. The Spaniard added his second night in a row on the track, taking advantage of the minutes. In the Grizzlies, who ended his rival’s five-game winning streak, the canary Aldama could not play due to his recent ankle injury.
On the other hand, the Spanish Usman Garuba could do little in the defeat of the Houston Rockets against some Knicks who took advantage of the visit to the Texan Toyota Center to break their bad dynamics (88-108). The local team, bottom of the West, collapsed in the second quarter against the great game of Julius Randle (35 points) and Immanuel Quickley (25).
–SPANISH PLAYERS STATISTICS:
WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: 11 points and 7 rebounds.
USMAN GARUBA: 5 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.