Santi Aldama shines in the triumph of Memphis and Garuba and the Rockets surprise the leaders Suns

Juancho Hernangómez falls in New York and Willy and Serge Ibaka do not play

MADRID, Dec. 3 (.) –

The Spanish power forward Santi Aldama contributed last morning to the victory of the Memphis Grizzlies over the Philadelphia Sixers (117-109), in an NBA day in which Usman Garuba’s Houston Rockets left the last place in the West by surprising the leader Phoenix Suns (121-122) and in which Juancho Hernangómez fell with the Toronto Raptors at the home of the Brooklyn Nets (114-105).

At the FedExForum in Memphis, the Tennessees forgot the defeat against the Timberwolves with their third victory in the last four games, which places them in fourth position in the Western Conference (13-9). Ja Morant (28 points) and Jaren Jackson (22) pulled the local team and neutralized the ‘double-double’ of 35 points and 12 rebounds from Joel Embiid.

Meanwhile, Santi Aldama from the Canary Islands had a good performance in his 22 minutes on the field, in which he scored 13 points -3 of 6 shots from the field, including 2 of 5 triples, and 5 of 6 from the personal line-, captured five rebounds, provided three assists and put in three blocks.

For its part, the Houston Rockets offered the big surprise of the day by stopping the leaders of the West, the Suns (15-7), at home, all despite the spectacular encounter of guard Devin Booker.

The victory is worth the Texans (6-16) to leave the last place in the same conference, to which the San Antonio Spurs (6-17) falls. Usman Garuba from La Mancha signed a point, a rebound, an assist and two steals in his 11 minutes of participation.

The Spanish plenary of the day could not be possible due to the defeat of the Toronto Raptors against the Brooklyn Nets, a duel in which Juancho Hernangómez had almost 16 minutes. The Canadians, eighth in the East (11-11), fit their second game without winning.

The Spaniard scored three points -he scored one of his two field goals, a triple- and collected six rebounds. Kyrie Irving (27 points) guided the New Yorkers, winning the game over Cameroonian Pascal Siakam (24).

Finally, the Spanish-Congolese power forward Serge Ibaka was not present, due to illness, in the defeat of the Milwaukee Bucks against the Los Angeles Lakers (129-133), a result that interrupts a series of three consecutive victories for the Wisconsin team. while Willy Hernangómez from Madrid did not enjoy minutes in the third consecutive victory of the New Orleans Pelicans over the San Antonio Spurs (99-117), which leaves the Louisiana franchise second in the Western Conference.


SANTI ALDAMA: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks.

JUANCHO HERNANGÓMEZ: 3 points and 6 rebounds.

USMAN GARUBA: 1 point, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals.

SERGE IBAKA: He didn’t play.

WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: He didn’t play.

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