The closing of the 2021 preseason in the NBA brought the victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers, with few minutes of Ricky Rubio, and the Boston Celtics’ defeats of Juancho Hernangómez and the Houston Rockets of Usman Garuba, which was exhibited again under the hoops.
blond He only played nine minutes as a reserve for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who beat the Indiana Pacer 94-110 on the road, and contributed four points, after scoring the shot he made to the basket and the two personnel shots.
The El Masnou player also distributed three assists, captured a defensive rebound and committed a personal foul, which helped the Cavaliers to get the victory, the second they achieved during the preseason (2-3).
But if there was someone who gave a recital under the hoops in just five minutes who was on the field of play, it was Garuba, by contributing four rebounds, including three defensive ones.
The former Real Madrid player, who came out of reserve, missed the only shot he made to the basket, a triple attempt, in the game that the Rockets lost from visitors by beating 126-98 against the San Antonio Spurs, who finished the preseason with a winning record of 3-2.
The opposite of what happened to the Rockets, who reaped their third consecutive loss – two off their field – and ended with just one victory in four games played.
Neither is the youngest of the brothers Hernangomez, Juancho, He was able to say goodbye to the preseason with victory after his Celtics team was overwhelmed (121-100) by the Miami Heat and left his final mark with distribution of wins and victory (2-2).
Juancho Hernangómez He played 19 minutes as a reserve and went scoreless after missing both field goals he made, two attempts from outside the perimeter.
The youngest of the siblings Hernangomez he was better under the hoops by capturing three rebounds, two were defensive, he also gave two assists, put a block, lost a ball and committed a personal foul.
Now the three players will have a well-deserved weekend break before the official start, next Tuesday, the 75th regular season in NBA history.
blond, which begins his eleventh season, will do so for the first time with the Cavaliers, the fourth different team with which he will compete since he arrived in the NBA, after this summer the Minnesota Timberwolves traded him to Cleveland, where he hopes to continue as a starter. .
While Garuba he hopes to have the opportunity to be part of the Rockets first team and the same happens with Juancho, which was traded this summer by the Memphis Grizzlies to the Celtics.
The other three Spanish players who will play the regular season will be power forward Serge Ibaka (Los Angeles Clippers), the pivot Willy Hernangómez (New Orleans Pelicans) –both assured their presence in the official roster– and rookie Santi Aldama (Memphis), who does not have it and will have to wait until Monday when all teams have to present their rosters to the NBA.