The New York basketball players defeated the Atlanta team 101: 87 at home tonight, and the Serbian player Bogdan Bogdanović scored eight points in the defeat of his team.
The match was played within the Christmas program of the NBA League, and the most efficient in the home team was Julius Randle with a double-double effect of 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Evan Fournier and Quentin Grimes added 15 each. Kemba Walker reached the triple-double with 10 points and rebounds, and 12 assists.
The team from Georgia was weakened by the non-playing of Tre Young, Danilo Galinari, Kevin Erter, Sharif Cooper, Timothy Luvalu, Oneka Okongwu, Lou Williams and Wes Yiwundu, who are in the health protocol of the league.
In the Atlanta team, John Collins (eight rebounds) and Delon Wright were better than the others with 20 points each, and Bogdanović also recorded five rebounds and four assists.
This was Atlanta’s first Christmas match since 1989.
Atlanta is 11th in the Eastern Conference table with 15 wins and 17 losses, while New York is in 12th place with more defeats.
In addition to this game, four more games are played in the Christmas program, Milwaukee Boston, Phoenix Golden State, Los Angeles Lakers Brooklyn and Utah Dallas.