This night in the NBA, Rudy Gobert remained discreet and his Minnesota franchise lost to Miami. As for Nicolas Batum, he won with the Los Angeles Clippers in Detroit, at the Pistons of Killian Hayes.
Tonight in the NBA, Rudy Gobert had a frustrating game with Minnesota. On the move on the Miami floor, the tricolor pivot scored ten points and grabbed eight rebounds. Correct statistics but below his standing, like the setback conceded by the Timberwolves at the Heat (113-110). Orphan of Karl-Anthony Towns, still injured in the calf, Rudy Gobert did not manage to weigh on the meeting as he is used to. Despite the loss, the Western franchise has in its ranks the two best scorers in the game: Anthony Edwards (29 points) and Naz Reid (21 points, 11 rebounds). Minnesota ranks 11th in the Western Conference.
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— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) December 27, 2022
On the other hand Nicolas Batum spent a very different evening on the side of the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Led by 14 points at the end of the 4th quarter, the Clippers made a crazy comeback concluded by a 12-0 giving them the extension. During this, the Californians took a definitive ascendancy over their host of the day, well guided by their French leader Killian Hayes, author of a double-double for the benefit of a copy with 18 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds. Insufficient, however, for the Pistons, beaten 131-142. Nicolas Batum with LA for his part scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. He thus contributed to placing his franchise in 4th position in the Western Conference while the Pistons remain the worst student in the league, the two conferences combined.
The great operation for Brooklyn
In other encounters, Kyrie Irving split 32 points, like Kevin Durant, to defeat Cleveland (117-125) and at the same time steal 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. The Brooklyn Nets claim a 9th straight victory. Note, however, the capital performance of Darius Garland from the top of his 46 units for the Cavaliers. Still in the northeast of the country, Chicago was also surprised at home by Houston (118-133). On the other hand, the last three meetings have seen the franchises playing at home win. New Orleans dominated Indiana (113-93), San Antonio got the better of Utah (126-122) and finally Portland got rid of Charlotte (124-113).