Perhaps annoyed by the critics the day before after the victory against Wolves, Rudy Gobert set the record straight (17 points, 21 rebounds, 2 blocks) Thursday night during the sixth victory in a row for Utah, on the Philadelphia Prosecutor’s Office (118-96). LeBron James succeeded, him, the hundredth triple-double of his career, in Memphis but that did not prevent the Lakers from falling again (108-95). San Antonio won at home against Denver (123-111) before the second inning Saturday against the Nuggets.
Rudy Gobert has set the record straight. Affected by the statements of two of his opponents Patrick Beverley and Anthony Edwards, during the victory of his team against Minnesota – the two Wolves players had asked themselves publicly as the French pivot could be among the best defenders in the league – “Gobzilla” silenced all his detractors on Thursday evening and at the same time allowed the Jazz to align a sixth success (118-96), all on the floor of Philadelphia, which remained on three victories. Author of a new fairly impressive double-double (17 points, 21 rebounds), the Saint-Quentinois, who added two blocks in the passage to his unparalleled collection, made the law on both sides of the field and put under the snuffer the Sixers and their strongman Joel Embiid, stuck at 19 points.
Memphis spoils the hundredth triple-double of the “King”
LeBron James also shone, with the Lakers facing Memphis in Tennessee. With 20 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, the “King” even signed his hundredth career triple-double. Unfortunately for Californians, that didn’t stop them from falling again (108-95, return to balance 13 wins – 13 losses) while the Grizzlies, beaten the day before by Dallas, once again had to do without their best player Ja Morant. New triple-double also for MVP Nikola Jokic (22 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists) with Denver, in San Antonio. But again for a defeat at the finish (123-111) of his Denver team, against the Spurs of Derrick White (top scorer of the evening with 23 points behind the Nugget Aaron Gordon, 25 points). The Texans, who scared each other to the end win the first round before the reunion between the two teams on Saturday, again at the AT&T Center.
BASKET – NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Philadelphia 76ers – Utah Jazz : 96 – 118
Memphis grizzlies – Los Angeles Lakers: 108 – 95
San Antonio Spurs – Denver Nuggets: 123 – 111