MADRID, 8 (EUROPA PRESS)
The Toronto Raptors suffered its first loss in the NBA Orlando ‘bubble’ this morning against the Boston Celtics (100-122), a result that allows Massachusetts to stay alive in the fight for second place in the Eastern Conference, now held by Canadians.
Guard Jaylen Brown, with 20 points, and striker Jayson Tatum, with 18, led Brad Stevens’ men, who dominated everything but the last quarter. Meanwhile, playmaker Fred VanVleet, who has played for Miami for four days, remained with 13 points as the top scorer of his own (49-19).
Meanwhile, Catalan pivot Marc Gasol contributed 6 points -3 in 6 field shots, 9 rebounds -8 of them defensive, 4 assists and 1 block in the 22 minutes he was on the field.
Spanish-Congolese striker Serge Ibaka, meanwhile, had to abandon the duel after receiving a blow to the face in an action against striker Gordon Hayward; before, he contributed 2 points and 7 rebounds for Canadians.
– SPANISH PLAYER STATISTICS.
MARC GASOL: 6 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 block.
SERGE IBAKA: 2 points and 7 rebounds.