MADRID, 9 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Point guard Ricky Rubio and center Willy Hernangómez contributed scoring and minutes this morning in the victories of the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Miami Heat (100-104) and the New Orleans Pelicans against the Dallas Mavericks (113-106), respectively.
The man from Masnou participated with 23 minutes, a record this season, in which he scored 5 points, distributed 4 assists and stole 2 balls. His entry in the middle of the first quarter gave the Cavaliers more verve and dynamism, very successful from the perimeter (1/2 in triples). Cleveland's best was Darius Garland (25 points and 7 assists), as well as up to four players with double figures Isaac Okoro (13 points), Evan Mobley (15), Jarret Allen (15) and Donovan Mitchell (18).
The complete second half of the visitors was key for them to claim their third consecutive victory and settle in the 'Playoff' zone in the East. While Miami unsuccessfully entrusted himself to a Jimmy Butler who met with a note (28 points), in addition to the toned Tyler Herro (22) and Bam Adebayo (17). It is their third loss in five games, but they still have options to enter positions to fight for the ring.
Finally, the Spanish representation this morning was closed by Willy Hernangómez, with a more than secondary role with the Pelicans, adding 6 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 15 minutes on the court. His team beat Dallas, unable to win since the beginning of February and who saw their star Luka Doncic fall injured to continue in 'Playin'.
RICKY RUBIO: 5 points, 4 assists and 2 steals.
WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: 6 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.