Duop Reath posted several NBA career highs as Portland beat Brooklyn in overtime 134-127 on Monday (all time AEDT).
Reath, who started at center for the Blazers in place of the injured DeAndre Ayton, recorded personal bests in rebounds (13), blocks (three) and minutes played (41), while shooting an efficient 5 of 10 from the field for his 15 points with three triples.
It was also Reath’s first double-double in the NBA, according to Trail Blazers PR.
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It continues a strong debut NBA season from the 27-year-old Australian, who was coming off another solid performance against Dallas on Saturday with 16 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes.
Reath was part of the Boomers team that won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics and, after his strong first stint in the NBA, he is now expected to play a bigger role for Brian Goorjian’s side in the Paris campaign 2024.
After the match, Reath and Blazers teammate Matisse Thybulle embraced fellow Australian Ben Simmons, who has been out of Brooklyn since early November with a back problem.
Elsewhere, Portland guard Anfernee Simons scored 19 of her 38 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to help the Trail Blazers hold off a 42-point performance from Brooklyn’s Mikal Bridges.
Bridges’ fadeaway jumper with 1.5 seconds left in the fourth forced overtime, and Brooklyn took an early lead before the Blazers stormed back in the extra session, connecting on six of seven shots from the floor.
That included consecutive three-pointers from Malcolm Brogdon that put the Blazers — who trailed by 10 in the second half — away for good.
Jerami Grant added 27 points for the Trail Blazers, Shaedon Sharpe scored 21 and Brogdon 18.
ALLEN FUELS CAVS PAST SPURS AS WEMBY MAKES MORE HISTORY
The Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by Jarrett Allen’s 29 points, held off a late charge from Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs for a 117-115 NBA victory.
Allen added 16 rebounds and Caris LeVert scored 23 points off the bench for the Cavs, who handed the Spurs a fifth straight loss.
French prodigy Wembanyama scored 24 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked five shots in less than 25 minutes on the court.
With this, Wembanyama, who has already broken several records during his phenomenal rookie season, became the sixth player in NBA history to accumulate at least 100 blocks in his first 35 games.
The No. 1 overall draft pick made an impression on seven-year veteran Allen.
“He’s talented,” Allen said. “He can take people off the dribble, great shot blocker, post-up – he has it all.”
But Wembanyama, playing under a minutes restriction as he recovers from an ankle injury, failed to get the Spurs over the hump, although they tried their luck after Cleveland pushed their lead to 16 points on an Allen dunk with less than six minutes to play. play.
San Antonio closed the game with a score of 11-0.
“You know how we do it here, we like to keep the fans engaged,” Allen joked.
SPURS 115 RIDERS 117
TRAIL BLAZER 134 NETS 127 (OT)
PELICANS – KINGS
FALCONS – MAGIC
TIMBERWOLVES – MAVERICKS
GRIZZLY BEARS – SUN
PISTONS – NUGGETS
RAPTORS – WARRIORS
CLIPPERS – LAKERS