NBA: Rudy Gobert (Minnesota) wins, Evan Fournier (New York) does not play

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NBA: Rudy Gobert (Minnesota) wins, Evan Fournier (New York) does not play

It’s not a night to rank among the big noises, but for Rudy Gobert, it always has the pleasant taste of victory. Traveling to Orlando with the Minnesota pack, the French pivot made a very honest copy, with 16 points (5/7 on shots) and 8 rebounds in 32 minutes. Gobert has thus largely participated in the second success in a row outside the Timberwolves (108-126), who are perking up a little after a delicate passage (6 defeats in their previous eight matches).

For Evan Fournier, on the other hand, the matter remains delicate. For the second evening in a row, Tom Thibodeau has indeed deprived himself of the services of the French rear, glued to the bench without a minute of playing time in Denver last night. An unfortunate situation for the Olympic vice-champion in Tokyo, fully assumed by the former coach of the Bulls. And this all the more so since the tactic of the tight rotation chosen by Thibodeau is for the moment winning since the Knicks have garnered in Denver (deprived of Nikola Jokic under Covid protocol) a second success in a row (103-106), after the one acquired the day before in Utah.

Sent to the G-League a week ago, Ousmane Dieng has not yet reappeared in the Oklahoma City Thunder roster and therefore did not participate in the success on OKC’s gong on Wednesday night in Washington (120-121) . Despite a decent performance, once again off the bench, rear Théo Maledon (7 pts, 3 rebounds, 2 interceptions in 22 minutes) could not prevent the Hornets from losing at home to the Indiana Pacers (113 -125). Not better for Frank Ntilikina (5 pts, 1 rebound, 1 interception in 12 minutes) in the sinking of the Dallas Mavericks at home against the Houston Rockets (92-101), yet the worst NBA record so far.

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