Minnesota’s home win over the Clippers 109-104 not only meant the classification of the Minneapolis franchise to the playoffs of the NBA after four years, but will also have as a consequence the possibility of the inclusion of a new surname to the list of Argentines in the postseason of the most important league in the world.
It is that, although he did not play in the victory of his team, Leandro Bolmaro can be transformed into ninth or tenth basketball player emerged in our country to play even a minute in the decisive instances of the American contest.
Bolmaro of Minnesota.
It depends on who enters first, the number can also fit Luca Vildozawhich after a failed visit to New York reached milwaukeedefending champion, to be part of the mata-mata. Ole takes a tour of the names that have already lived hand in hand from the inside.
Vildoza, brand new from Milwaukee.
The first name that appears almost automatically is that of Emanuel Ginobili. The Bahian is -until today- the national player who more minutes and games he played in the playoffs (6,075 in 218). His average in those meetings was 27.9 minutes per game, 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He was also champion four times (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014) and was close to winning the MVP of the finals in the second ring won.
Ginobili was the Argentine with the most games and minutes in the playoffs. (EFE)
In the 2007 title, Manu was accompanied by the Cordovan, who played four seasons for the Spurs with a total of 802 minutes in 46 postseason games. His average was 17.4 minutes4.2 units, 3.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists.
Manu and Oberto, the only two Argentine NBA champions.
Who follows on the list is another hero of Argentine basketball, Luifa. The one that emerged in Ferro put on the shirt of several teams in the decisive instances. Luifa played playoffs for houston (2007-2008), Indiana (2013-2014) and toronto (2015-2016). Despite not having won a title, Scola played 1,027 minutes in 48 games, with an average of 21.4 minutes8.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and one assist.
Luifa played heads-up with three different teams.
The most recent name in this review is the point guard. The Cordovan arrived in Denver at the beginning of 2021 from Real Madrid and, little by little, he became an important part of his team. In the 2020-2021 postseason he played 270 minutes in 10 games (27 per game) in which he recorded an average of 9.3 points, 3 rebounds and 4.1 assists.
Chapu played 639 minutes in 23 games with Chicago (between 2004 and 2007) and Philadelphia (2010-2011). In total he averaged 27.8 minutes with 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
Nocioni averaged 27.8 minutes in the decisive instances.
Lancha, still active today playing for the Italian Pesaro, played in the playoffs for Detroit (2005-2007), Toronto (2007-2008), Milwaukee (2009-2010), and Houston (2012-2013) and he computed 612 minutes in 40 games played, which gives him an average of 15.3 minutes in which he averaged 4.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 goal passes.
Lancha played with four different teams. (Reuters)
Today technical assistant to Chris Finch in Minnesota, played 549 minutes in 33 games with New York (2012-2013), Houston (2013-2014) and Clippers (2015-2016). His averages: 16.9 minutes, 3.5 units, 1.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
Prigioni has an average of 16.9 minutes. (EFE)
The former Athens is the one who played the least on the list: they were 8 gamesin which he added 49 minutes with Detroit. He averaged 6.1 minutes, 1.6 points, 0.3 rebounds and the same number of assists.
Herrmann played 8 matches. (AP)
The Bolmaro and Vildoza teams play this weekend, against grizzlies (on Saturday) and Bull’s (on Sunday), respectively. Besides, brooklyn beat cleveland as local by 115-108 in the Eastern Play-in and will play against Boston. The Cavaliers will repeat tomorrow against the winner of Atlanta Y charlotte, who were going to close. In the West, LA Clippers should do the same vs. New Orleans either spurswho also played at dawn.
Due to the expulsion suffered in Denver’s defeat against the Lakers on the last date of the regular phase, Facundo Campazzo was suspended for one match and will miss the start of the playoffs, in which his team will visit this Saturday Golden State.
Facu was expelled vs. Lakers for a flagrant foul
The Argentine was sanctioned for a type 2 flagrant foul against Wayne Ellington during the second quarter of the match. Before, Facu had been pushed off the field by Mac McClung without the referees charging a foul. From this it follows that the Cordovan would have confused Ellington with McClung.
After the match, the player attacked by Campazzo threatened him via twitter. “When I see you I’m going to put my hands on you”, wrote. Because of this, the escort was also sanctioned, but with a fine of 200,000 Dollars.
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