Regular test matches were held in the NBA. The Utah jazz beat the Miami Heat (101-99). Rudy Gober scored 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley each recorded 17 points. Kelly Olynyk scored 27 points and 8 rebounds for Miami, while Tyler Hirro had 20 points and 7 rebounds.
The Brooklyn nets defeated the San Antonio spurs (124: 119). Karis Levert was the best for the winners with 27 points, while Rodion Kurutz and Tyler Johnson each scored 17 points. Derrick white was the most productive in the San Antonio team, scoring 22 points. The Los Angeles clippers defeated the Washington wizards (105: 100). Patrick Patterson scored 18 points for the clippers, while Terrence Mann and Rodney Mcgruder each had 13 points. Washington’s Mo Wagner (15 points, 12 rebounds) and Rui Hachimura (15 points, 10 rebounds) had double-doubles.
The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Denver nuggets (119: 104). The winners of the most productive became Nickel Alexander Walker 21. In the losers, Troy Daniels scored 28 points and Mason plumlee had a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Kirilenko told how he played against Bryant and Jordan
President of the Russian basketball Federation Andrey Kirilenko recalled how when he was a player of the “Utah jazz” he had to play against the legendary Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
“I knew that Kobe Bryant‘s self-esteem should not be hurt by some kind of treshtoking, so as not to stimulate his sports anger. Kobe had a killer instinct, so on the court I tried to ” dub ” him so that he did not perceive the game in an aggressive way. On the court, I gave him compliments: “Oh, Kobe, well scored, great pass!” Listening to my enthusiastic responses, he slightly forgot that it is necessary to once again take the ball in his hands and score another 3-4 points. We got along well with Coby. The tragedy that happened to him, his death, is a huge blow to the entire basketball community.
As for Jordan, in my first season, we played with Washington. I took care of Jordan. For the first three minutes of the match, I was running around in complete admiration of the fact that I was next to a legend I had only seen on TV. While my joy at goitre took my breath away, Michael scored a lot of points. Soon I got away from the excitement, a couple of times covered his throws… In that match, my team won, and Jordan still scored 44 points, “- quotes the words of Kirilenko “Evening Moscow”.