ΝΒΑ Εuro-watch (9/12 – 15/12)

2012-12-17T20:36:52+00:00 2015-05-23T16:05:18+00:00.

Aris Barkas

17/Dec/12 20:36

Eurohoops.net

Nicolas Batum filled up his stat line, Ricky Rubio returned, while Jose Manual Calderon and Tony Parker had triple doubles. Read what happened the last eight days in the NBA from a European perceptive

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Damian Lillard stole the show on Sunday in the 94-95 win of the Blazers over New Orleans, however Nicolas Batum‘s all around game was more than impressive. The French forward had 11 points, 10 assists (career high), 5 rebounds, 5 steals, 5 blocks and 2 turnovers. At Toronto, Jose Manuel Calderon had a triple double (18 p., 14 as., 10 r.) and the Raptors beat the Rockets 103-96. Last but not least the Nuggets defeated the Kings 122-97 with Danilo Gallinari (18 p.) and Kosta Koyfos (12 p., 7 r.) scoring in double digits.

NBA 2012-2013 – 16/12

POR

95 – 94

NOH

SAC

97 – 122

DEN

TOR

103 – 96

HOU

PHI

98 – 111

LAL

Montenegrin Nicola Vucevic added one more double double (13 p., 13 r.) in Orlando’s win, Italian Marco Belinelli was the top scorer (19 p.) and French Joakim Noah added 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the win of the Bulls over the Nets, Spurs‘ leader Tony Parker had 22 points over the Celtics, but Saturday was the night of Ricky Rubio. The explosive Spaniard return to the court after nine months and help the Timberwolves get the overtime win over Dallas (114-105) with 9 assists and 8 points. Russians Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved had 14 points and 18 points respectively. Montenegrin Nicola Pekovic was the top scorer with 21 points.

NBA 2012-2013 – 15/12

SAS

103 – 88

BOS

NYK

103 – 102

CLE

MIN

114 – 106

DAL

ATL

93 – 115

GSW

DET

77 – 88

IND

MIL

85 – 111

LAC

CHI

83 – 82

BKN

CHA

98 – 107

ORL

UTA

86 – 99

MEM

MIA

102 – 72

WA

Lithuanian Linas Kleiza had 20 points and Toronto, despite missing injured Andrea Bargnani who ripped his team in a “Gazzetta Dello Sport” interview, beat Nowitzki-less Dallas 95-74. Vucevic had 17 rebounds in the 99-85 Orlando’s win over Golden State and Pekovic registered a career high 31 points in Minesota’ win over New Orleans with Kirilenko adding 21 points and 11 rebounds. The Suns beat the Jazz 99-84 with the Euro-duo of Goran Dragic (17 p., 5 as.) and Marcin Gortat (12 p., 14 r.) doing their duty. Also OKC beat Sacramento and has the best record in the league (19-4) with Swiss Thabo Sefolosha scoring 15 points and Spaniard Serge Ibaka having a double double (18 p., 11 r.).

NBA 2012-2013 – 14/12

HOU

101 – 89

BOS

TOR

95 – 74

DAL

BKN

107 – 105

DET

ORL

99 – 85

GSW

WAS

96 – 102

LAL

CLE

86 – 90

MIL

NOH

102 – 113

MIN

IND

95 – 85

PHI

OKC

113 – 103

SAC

PHX

99 – 84

UTA

DEN

99 – 94

MEM

In the French “clash” Portland beat San Antonio (98-90). Batum had 11 points, 8 assists and 3 rebounds for the winners, Spaniard Victor Claver had 2 steals in 12 minutes, Englishman Joel Freeland wasn’t used and both Euro-rookies were sent after the game in the NBDL a couple of days. For the losing side Parker was once again the top scorer (21 p.), Boris Diaw added 7 and Nando De Colo 2 points.

 NBA 2012-2013 – 13/12

ΑTL

113-90

CHI

NYK

116-107

LAL

POR

98-90

SAN

The duo of Noah (21 p., 7 r. 5 as., 3 bl.) and Englishman Luol Deng (19 p., 12 r.) together with Marco Belinelli (16 p.) made the difference in the 96-89 win of the Bulls over the Sixers. The Rockets beat the Wizards (99-93) with Turk Omer Asik (9 p., 16 r.) winning the battle of Euro-center over French Kevin Seraphin (4 p., 4 r.). One more Turk, Ersan Ilyasova had a double double (16 p., 14 r.) in the win of Bucks over the Kings (98-85) but the biggest Euro play of the night belonged to Goran Dragic who made the bucket against Marc Gasol and gave to the Suns the 82-80 win over Memphis. Also Minnesota beat Denver 108-105 with Pekovic shining (22 p., 11 r.) against Gallinari (24 p.) and Koufos (6 p., 7 r.).

NBA 2012-2013 – 12/12

ORL

80 – 86

ATL

OKC

92 – 88

NOH

PHI

89 – 96

CHI

IND

96 – 81

CLE

BOS

117 – 115

DAL

MIN

108 – 105

DEN

MIA

95 – 97

GSW

CHA

94 – 100

LAC

TOR

88 – 94

BKN

MIL

98 – 85

SAC

UTA

99 – 96

SAS

PHX

82 – 80

MEM

HOU

99 – 93

WAS

The Wizards got the win over Hornets (77-70) with Seraphin having a decent night (8 p., 8 r.). Belinelli scored 18 points in the defeat of the Bulls by the Clippers (94-89).

NBA 2012-2013 – 11/12

CHI

89-94

 LAC

 NOH

70-77

 WAS

DET

 94-101

 DEN

CLE

100-94

  LAL

BKN

97-100

  NYK

It was a night to remember for Tony Parker as he had his first career triple double (27 p., 12 r., 12 as.) and led the Spurs to an overtime win (134-126) over the Rockets. Asik had big numbers for Houston (21 p., 10 r.) but it weren’t enough. The Blazers beat the Raptors (92-74) without Batum.

NBA 2012-2013 – 10/12

MIA

101 – 92

 ATL

 PHI

104 – 97

 DET

CHA

96 – 104

GSW

DAL

119 – 96

SAC

HOU

126 – 134

SAS

POR

92 – 74

TOR

Ilyasova contributed 10 points in the 97-88 win of the Bucks over the Nets. Gallinari had 21 points and 9 rebounds in his return to New York, but the Knicks beat the Nuggets (112-106) and Orlando prevailed over Phoenix (98-90) with Vucevic (12 p., 9 r.) and Gortat (12 p., 6 r.) having similar numbers.

NBA 2012-2013 – 9/12

LAC

102 – 83

TOR

NYK

112 – 106

DEN

OKC

104 – 93

IND

BKN

88 – 97

MIL

PHX

90 – 98

ORL

LAL

110 – 117

UTA