Thanks in part to a monstrous Rudy Gobert last night, Utah took the measure of Charlotte in the NBA. The Frenchman finished in a double-double and broke one of his career records.
Utah recovered last night in the NBA, interrupting its negative streak of two straight losses. At the Vivint Smart Home Arena, Jazz dominated Charlotte thanks in part to a boss size Rudy Gobert (112-102). The pivot has finished leading scorer in the game with a double-double reaching his twenties (23 points, 21 rebounds). A superb evening during which the Frenchman also broke his career free throw record. Having come sixteen times behind the line, he converted quize attempts. At his side Rudy Gobert was also able to count on the support of Bogdan Bogdanovic, co-top scorer with 23 points, as well as on the star of the Salt Lake City franchise, Donovan Mitchell. He scored 21 points, caught six rebounds and delivered six assists.
– Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) December 21, 2021
This night another francophone hub caused a disaster. Cameroonian Joel Embiid caught fire at TD Garden in Boston where he broke the 40-unit mark and signed a new career double-double (41 points, 10 rebounds). The Celtics competed through Jaylen Brown (30 points) and last week’s best player in the Eastern Conference, Jayson Tatum (17 points). In vain because the Philadelphia 76ers came away victorious from Massachusetts (103-108). The first lieutenant of Joel Embiid is called Seth Curry, inspired with his 26 points including a 3/3 with three points. And obviously he was connected with his brother, Stephen, also winner last night with Golden State, on the other side of the country.
30 points for Curry, the other very discreet French people
At the Chase Center in San Francisco, Stephen Curry finished leading scorer in the game between Golden State and neighbor California, Sacramento (113-98). Although he split 30 points, the Warriors point guard did not enjoy his usual skill. For example, he did not convert the only free throw he had and only managed “four” long-distance shots out of twelve attempts. In the other meetings, the palm of the big box of the evening is awarded to Chicago, striker of Houston on the score without appeal of 133-118. Star DeMar DeRozan once again shone with 26 points. As for the Oscar for the biggest flop, it goes to the Los Angeles Clippers, corrected against all odds at Staples Center by the San Antonio Spurs (92-116). Paul George and his 25 points were not enough, nor the three small points of Nicolas Batum. The captain of the France team has spent only one of his three-point shots in 17 minutes on the floor. Finally, Killian Tillie did not weigh too much during the loss conceded at home by the Memphis Grizzlies against the Oklahoma Thunder (99-102).
BASKET – NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Sunday 19 December 2021
Boston Celtics – Philadelphia 76ers : 103 – 108
Memphis Grizzlies – Oklahoma Thunder: 99 – 102
Los Angeles Clippers – San Antonio Spurs : 92 – 116
Chicago Bulls – Houston Rockets: 133 – 118
Golden state warriors – Sacramento Kings: 113 – 98
Utah Jazz – Charlotte Hornets: 112 – 102
Toronto Raptors – Orlando Magic