Minnesota center Rudy Gobert did not attempt a shot against Miami on Monday, despite an obvious offensive contribution. We weren’t worried, but let’s be reassured anyway: he managed 9 of the 11 shots he made on Wednesday during his team’s victory over the Indiana Pacers (115-105).
His overall contribution is undeniable (double-double last night with 21 points, 16 rebounds) and he allows the “Wolves” to invite themselves into the indecisive conquest of the West. With now 10 victories, his franchise points to only one success behind the leader Phoenix, but is nevertheless content with 7th place!
As for the other French victorious during the night, Théo Maledon can be satisfied with a nice success (107-101) against Philadelphia, diminished by the injuries of Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey. The former leader of Asvel was able to play 16 minutes, during which he scored 4 points and delivered 2 assists. His team, Charlotte, nevertheless remains 14th in the Eastern Conference.
Killian Hayes shot in the calf
At another NBA dunce, Detroit (last in the Eastern Conference), Killian Hayes scored 2 points, recovered 3 rebounds and delivered as many assists, but that is not the most important: the Pistons playmaker has suffered a calf injury and was unable to continue the game after half-time. A real blow for the French, whose offensive contribution was very important for his franchise in the last matches, in the absence of Cade Cunningham. His frankness won at the Jazz (125-116).
Nicolas Batum, did not play much (10 minutes) at the Warriors, where his team (Los Angeles Clippers) logically lost (124-107), and Frank Ntilikina (2 rebounds in less than two minutes of play) could not influence the course of the match during the defeat of Dallas in Boston (125-112).