With 23 points and 15 rebounds, Clint Capela was one of the architects of Atlanta’s 108-97 success ahead of Minnesota. The Geneva pivot was keen to bring out the big game during the Martin Luther King Day.
The Hawks were able to salute the memory of the Reverend who was born in Atlanta with a jersey flocked with his initials. ‘It was important to win this meeting, admits Clint Capela. Last year was a very hard year. I learned what it means to be a person of color in this country. ‘
Faced with an opponent who now remains on a nine-game losing streak in his last ten meetings, Atlanta has never been really in danger. Beaten six times in their last seven games before the arrival of the Timberwolves, the Hawks did not pass up the windfall.
Aligned for 39 minutes, Clint Capoela was credited with a 10 of 16 shooting and a 3 of 3 shooting. He is slowly building up to be already in third place among the best rebounders in the League behind Andre Drummond (Cleveland) and Rudy Gobert (Utah).
The shock of this Martin Luther Kink Day has returned to Brooklyn. The Nets won 125-123 ahead of Milwaukee thanks in particular to 30 points from Kevin Durant and 34 from James Harden. The former OKC duo are poised to take power in the East. And all in the absence of Kyrie Irving, who is expected to return to the game this week.