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Ricky Rubio debuts in front of his own crowd as he returns against the Pelicans

01/17/2023 at 00:48


The Cavaliers converted the score against the Pelicans (113-103)

Ricky Rubio, who returned with nine points against the Blazers in Portland last Friday and three points in Minneapolis’ loss against the Timberwolves, increased his minutes on the court.

from Spain Ricky Rubio played his third game on Monday since returning from injury for the Crusaders, the first against his home crowd in ClevelandAnd this Cavaliers they came back from thirteen points behind New Orleans Pelicans To put pressure on the Philadelphia 76ers in the battle for fourth place in the East.

In it Special Party Events for Martin Luther King DayThe Cavaliers came back from more than ten points behind for the eleventh time this season, no one has more comebacks than them, propelled by Darius Garland’s thirty points.

Ricky Rubio, who returned with nine points against the Blazers in Portland last Friday and three in Minneapolis’ loss against the Timberwolves, increased his minutes on the court.

He played just over ten in Portland, almost thirteen in Minneapolis and spent 16.48 minutes on the track against the Pelicans with two points and one rebound.

When he took the field on December 28, 2021, for the first time after being absent for more than a year due to a cruciate ligament injury in his left knee, he was given a warm welcome by the Cleveland crowd.

The Cavs extended their record to 28–17. And they did so despite playing the last period without Donovan Mitchell, who went to the locker room in the third quarter with a groin problem and did not return to compete. Of course, in the last stretch he was seen smiling and celebrating the win on his team’s bench.

Garland, who had only five points at halftime, finished with a double-double of thirty points and six rebounds along with eleven assists.

The Cavaliers hurt the Pelicans in the paint, led by a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds from Jarrett Allen and 19 points and eight rebounds from Evan Mobley.

Both players ended the match with a total of 17 out of 22 His contribution in shots and in the victory of JB Bickerstaff’s team was decisive.

Pelicans, who still can’t count on Zion Williamson, sidelined with tendon problem in one kneeNor did Brandon Ingram, absent with a toe injury, losing his eighteenth game of the year and finishing third in the Western Conference.

And that, along with a 25-point CJ McCollum and a double-double by Lithuanian Jonas Valančius, Willie Green’s team took a thirteen-point lead (41–28) after a 9–2 run in the second period.

Mitchell would end his game with eleven points with less than five minutes to play in the third quarter, but Garland’s scoring explosion rallied the Cavaliers.

The Gary (Indiana) player scored eleven points in the third quarter and dominated the final stretch with fourteen on triples and a stunning three of four.

One of them, with 48 seconds to play, They picked up 110-98 in the light and definitively ended the Pelicans’ comeback options.,

For the visitors, Puerto Rican José Alvarado scored thirteen points with five rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Spanish Willy Hernangomez had no minutes,

The game was played on a day when the United States celebrates the legacy of activist Martin Luther King with a special nine-game event.

The NBA has celebrated Martin Luther King Day for 36 years, before the day officially became a national holiday.

It held a special schedule of meetings every year with the sole exception of the 1998–1999 academic year, when the weather began exceptionally early in February.

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