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Juan Toscano, starter in the duel of titans LeBron-Doncic

Juan Toscano, starter in the duel of titans LeBron-Doncic

One of the best games of the 2022-2023 season of the nba It had Mexican participation. Juan Toscano-Anderson was selected by Darvin Ham to cover one of the starting inside positions in the game in which the Los Angeles Lakers lost at Crypto.com Arena against the Dallas Mavericks (115-119). The duel needed a double extension to be defined in favor of the Texans. Toscano, who spent 18 minutes on the court, added 4 points, 3 rebounds and two assists.

The Mexican national team was focused on mainly defensive tasks; On some occasions, by design or by change of brands, he had to go one-on-one with Luka Doncic. Sometimes it was successful; in others, not so much. Until the second quarter, he seemed to put the Slovenian star on the line, who, in any case, found the way to assert her quality. Doncic finished the game with a triple-double (35+14+13), in which he included two triples in the final seconds to send the game to the first and second overtime. LeBron James bordered the triple ten: he fell one assist short, with a line of 24 + 16 + 9; However, the most outstanding ‘laker’ of the night was Russell Westbrook, author of 28 units, 7 boards and 5 passes.

Toscano played his eighth consecutive game with the Lakers. The last time he didn’t see activity was on December 27, when the Angels beat the Orlando Magic 129-110. It was also the fifth start in a row in the 22-23 season for the first Mexican NBA champion. The ex-Golden State forward registers averages of 2.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 49.6% effectiveness from the field in 12.8 minutes of play (out of a total of 22 games played); statistics lower than their general averages since entering the NBA in 2020 (4.5 + 3.2 + 2.0).

The loss lowered the Lakers’ position in the NBA Western Conference: Right now, the ‘gold and purple’ occupy the 13th place in the zone, with a 19-23 mark. The Mavericks, on the other hand, rose to 4th in the same sector, product of a triumphant 24-19. Toscano and his teammates will host the Philadelphia 76ers next Sunday, January 15 to prevent the debacle from continuing and three setbacks in less than a week.

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