Croats in NBA: Bojan Bogdanović Once Again Best Shooter for Pacers

Daniela Rogulj

Bojan Bogdanović once again led the Indiana Pacers in the absence of the star Victor Oladipo.

On Wednesday night, Bojan Bogdanović was still the most active player for the Indiana Pacers, who lost to the Charlotte Hornets, while Dario Šarić played well in the defeat of the Minnesota Timberwolves, reports on November 22, 2018. 

Though the Charlotte Hornets celebrated 127:109 against the visiting Indiana Pacers, Croatian star Bojan Bogdanović scored 20 points in 34-minutes on the court (shots in play 6/9, three-pointers 4/6) and added three rebounds and four assists. This was the second match for Indiana without Victor Oladipo and the first defeat after three wins.

The best for the Hornets was Jeremy Lamb with 21 points, while Kemba Walker added 16 points and 11 assists. Charlotte led Indiana in every quarter – after the first quarter, it was 35:30, the second 68:60, and after the third it was 105:84. In the last quarter, the Hornets had a 26-point advantage. 

The Minnesota Timberwolves also suffered a defeat, losing at home to the Denver Nuggets 103:101. Jamal Murray scored 18 points, including two free throws 6.8 seconds before the end for the Denver win. Paul Millsap was the most effective for Denver with 25 points. 

Minnesota was led by Karl-Anthony Towns who scored 22 points and seven rebounds, while Derrick Rose added 20 points. Dario Šarić played a solid 27 minutes and scored 12 points (shots in play 4/9, three-pointers 1/4) and added seven rebounds, three assists and one steal. 

The New York Knicks finally secured a win after six defeats, beating the Boston Celtics 117:109 away. Mario Hezonja started his second game for the Knicks, though he did not have much reason to celebrate – in 13 minutes on the court, he scored three points (shots in play 1/7, three-pointers 1/6) and added two rebounds and one steal. 

Kyrie Irving scored 22 points as Boston’s top scorer, while Tim Hardaway led the Knicks with 21 points. 

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 109:105 with hero LeBron James scoring 32 points against his former team. The NBA star also added 14 rebounds and seven assists.

Cedar Osman was the best for Cleveland with 21 points, while former Laker Jordan Clarkson added 20. Ante Žižić did not enter the game for Cleveland and Ivica Zubac did not enter the game for the Lakers.

The Chicago Bulls won 124:116 against the visiting Phoenix Suns, though Dragan Bender did not enter the game in the Suns’ loss. 

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