Base Ricky Rubio maintained his good form in the face of reaching the playoffs in full form and was again decisive in another victory that got his team from the Utah Jazz, as well as being the best Spanish player in the day of the NBA.
Rubio was commissioned to be part of the winning attack of the Jazz, who won by beating 119-79 to the Golden State Warriors after playing 20 minutes and contributing 13 points.
The player of El Masnou was present in the attack of the Jazz to score 5 of 10 field goals, although he failed four of the five triple attempts, and hit 2-2 from the personnel line.
Rubio also captured five rebounds, including three defensive ones, and distributed five assists, without losing any ball or pointing out personal fouls.
Again he was decisive at the start of the game when the Jazz broke the score in his favor with a great team game that had the Spanish international base as the protagonist.
The Jazz dominated both sides of the field during the first quarter with an 18-3 run that left them with the advantage of 24-9 and Rubio returned to be the leader who stole a ball with a basket penetration, followed by the wing -pivot Derrick Favors, who got two more mates baskets that opened the way to victory.
Also enjoyed the triumph the center Willy Hernangómez, who played as a reserve with the Charlotte Hornets and won at home 93-119 against the Indiana Pacers in what was the last game of the regular season for his team.
Hernangómez played 21 minutes in which he contributed six points and returned to become the second best of the team in the paint to capture 10 rebounds, only surpassed by the 17 that got the owner Dwight Howard.
The Madrid player scored 2 of 7 field goals and hit 2 of 3 from the personnel line, in addition to capturing seven defensive rebounds, while he recovered one ball, lost another two and committed a personal foul.
Despite the victory the Hornets (36-46) are already eliminated from the competition of the final phase and Hernangómez already began to enjoy the anticipated vacations at the end of what was his second season in the NBA, which began with the Knicks of New York to be transferred at the beginning of last February to the team of Charlotte, owned by the legendary Michael Jordan.
Hernangómez, 23, finished the season with averages of 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in the 48 games he played, 26 with the Knicks and 22 with the Hornets, where he had more minutes and came close to his game. the first rookie season when in 72 games he averaged 8.2 goals and 7.0 balls collected under the hoops.