Minnesota wins 96-110 with Dominican main scorer with 28 factors. Willy finishes as the very best scorer for Pelicans after including 19 factors and 11 rebounds.
Not every single day a Dominican and a Spaniard led the scoring of their groups in an NBA sport. It occurred this Monday on the Pelicans-Timberwolves. Willy Hernangómez was the house high scorer and Karl-Anthony Cities was the unsurprising visiting chief.
The sport was simply dominated by Minnesota, who received 96-110 to signal their fourth consecutive victory and already near 50% of victories within the course (8-9).
The 21-38 of the second quarter set the tone for the sport, which got here to halftime 50-66 with a spectacular efficiency by Cities, who at halftime had 23 factors and 4 rebounds.
There was no emotion in anyway within the second half, ending the sport with 14 factors forward of Minnesota, which had Cities with 28 factors, 10 rebounds and a couple of assists in 35 minutes of play (+24 for Minnesota with him in play).
The sport additionally left us collaborating within the sport for 3 minutes with Leandro Bolmaro. The Argentine performed when the sport was already outlined. He captured 1 rebound and gave 1 help.
However the large shock got here from the hand of Willy Hernangómez, whom his coach put into play with the match in full competitors. He did it out of sheer necessity, as a result of Valanciunas spent the entire evening stuffed with fouls (he performed 19 minutes and dedicated 5) and since Hayes was not known as up this time as a result of he was out.
Underneath these dire circumstances, Willy had an opportunity and knocked loudly on his coach’s door with a spectacular efficiency. The Madrid participant added 19 factors and 11 rebounds in 22 minutes, exhibiting himself nearly infallible (8 of 9 within the area objective). With him, the Pelicans did a +17. Hernangómez was not solely the highest scorer for his staff, however he was additionally the very best +/- current of your entire native squad!
The Pelicans, who’ve 3 wins in 19 video games, had Brandon Ingram 2 of 13 on the sector objective. The locals gave up 21 rebounds from their rim, didn’t have a triple and misplaced 21 balls. Figures to not win.
In Minnesota, along with the decisive Cities, 18 factors from Anthony Edwards, who made a foul first half and glued it after the break, and 16 factors and 11 rebounds from Jarred Vanderbilt. All this on a horrifying evening for D’Angelo Russell, which was not an impediment for his staff to win.