The Lakers sweep the Warriors and Antetokounmpo gobbles the Clippers


The Los Angeles Lakers have scored a resounding victory at home against the Golden State Warriors (117-91), while the Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves have lost their commitments against the Milwaukee Bucks (105-100) and Phoenix Suns (99- 118), respectively.

The Lakers seem to have forgotten their losing streak and counted their second consecutive victory against the Warriors, who were overwhelmed by the spectacular first quarter of their rivals. With a 41-21 start, the Los Angeles team gave a clear blow on the table and during the rest of the game they managed their superiority to perfection.

Marc Gasol contributed 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block in 16 minutes in the good collective work of the Angelenos, with six players in double-digit scoring and LeBron James leadership (19). For his part, visiting Stephen Curry scored 16 points with 5/13 shooting from the field.

The Lakers are left alone in the second position of the Western Conference with one loss less than their neighboring Clippers, who succumbed in a tight game in Milwaukee, where Giannis Antetokounmpo recalled why he has won the last two MVP awards of the competition.

The Greek signed a great ‘double-double’ of 36 points and 14 rebounds and threw himself to the Bucks in the last plays to leave the victory at the Fiserv Forum, where Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers’ leading scorer (25). he missed a last triple that would have sent the game into extra time. In addition, Serge Ibaka also signed a good performance (15 points, 11 rebounds).

Finally, the Timberwolves are still in free fall and conceded their eighth consecutive loss against one of the most surprising teams of the season, Phoenix Suns, led by an unstoppable Devin Booker (43). In the duel against his old team, Ricky Rubio registered 6 points, 6 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, while Juancho Hernangómez contributed 7 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist.

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MARC GASOL: 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block.

RICKY RUBIO: 6 points, 6 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

JUANCHO HERNANGÓMEZ: 7 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist.

SERGE IBAKA: 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal.

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