Santi Aldama, absent in Memphis’ resounding victory over Willy Hernangómez’s Pelicans

Usman Garuba joins the Rockets and Serge Ibaka misses the Bucks’ victory due to illness

MADRID, November 26 (.) –

The Spanish power forward Willy Hernangómez has participated this morning in the defeat of the New Orleans Pelicans against the Memphis Grizzlies (132-111) without Santi Aldama, sick leave just like Serge Ibaka in the victory of the Milwaukee Bucks over the Cleveland Cavaliers (117- 102), in an NBA day in which Usman Garuba and his Houston Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks (128-122).

At the FedExForum in Memphis, Santi Aldama from the Canary Islands was unable to participate in the triumph of the Tennessee (11-8), quarterfinalists in the Western Conference just behind the Pelicans (11-8), due to an unspecified illness, although not related to COVID-19, as clarified by his team.

Dillon Brooks (25) and Ja Morant (23) pulled on the Grizzlies to snap a two-game losing streak. Willy Hernangómez from Madrid, who spent 12 minutes on the field in the fourth quarter and with the game already decided, contributed six points, five rebounds and one ball recovery.

For his part, Garuba celebrated the victory of the Rockets, bottom of the West (4-14), against the Hawks. The man from La Mancha took advantage of his 19 minutes of participation to score nine points, grab five rebounds, provide three assists, recover a ball and put in two blocks.

Finally, Spanish-Congolese power forward Serge Ibaka missed the Bucks game due to illness, who beat the Cavaliers at home to settle in second place in the Eastern Conference (13-5).


USMAN GARUBA: 9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks.

WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: 6 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal.

SANTI ALDAMA: He didn’t play.

SERGE IBAKA: He didn’t play.

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