Houston (USA), Jan. 22 – The Spanish power figure Marc Gasol stood out especially in his offensive game by having a perfect night with the Toronto Raptors he helped keep winners and also be the most prominent Spanish on the day of the NBA.
Gasol continued to start with the Raptors and contributed 17 points in the 25 minutes he played in the game that Toronto won 107-95 at home to the Philadelphia Sixers, dueling leading teams in the Atlantic Division.
The medium of the Gasol brothers was perfect in the basket shots by scoring the seven he made, including three from outside the perimeter and did not go to the personnel line.
The Sant Boi player also had a presence in the paint by capturing five rebounds, four were defensive, gave three assists, recovered a ball and committed two personal fouls.
“I think the key to the victory was not so much in the attack but in the good defense we did when we were able to control their shots from outside the perimeter in the second half,” said Gasol, who supported the same opinion that the coach of the Raptors, Nick Nurse, on the development of the match.
While the Congolese power forward of Spanish origin Serge Ibaka, partner of Gasol, also stood out as a reserve by getting 16 points in the 27 minutes he played and took the opportunity to score 6 of 9 field shots, including 2 of 3 triples, and 2 of 3 from the staff line.
His presence in the painting was once again important when capturing eight rebounds – all defensive – in addition to distributing two assists, recovering two balls and committing three personal fouls.
The power forward Juancho Hernangómez did not have the same prominence, who did receive minutes with the Denver Nuggets, but his team was defeated 121-105 against the Houston Rockets in his visit to the Toyota Center of the space city.
Hernangómez played 15 minutes and was perfect with four points after scoring the only shot he made to basket and 2-2 from the personnel line.
The ex-player of the Students also fulfilled within the painting with four rebounds – three defensive ones – gave an assist and committed a personal foul.