Sabonis wins the Skills Challenge, G-League season wraps up
It was an eventful week for former Zags both here and overseas. Domantas Sabonis took part in All-Star festivities for the second straight year, while two matchups between Zag alums for the Grizzlies and Wizards and a big game for Kelly Olynyk highlighted an abbreviated slate of NBA action. The G-League regular season also wrapped up last week, and Bulldogs abroad continue to put up big numbers for their respective teams.
Domantas Sabonis: Domas took part in his second career All-Star Game over the weekend, scoring two points and recording an assist and a rebound for the victorious Team LeBron. He also took part in the Skills Challenge, defeating Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic in the final and avenging his loss in the event last year.
Brandon Clarke: Clarke had a solid game against Rui and the Wizards last week with 14 points, 5 rebounds 2 assists, and a career high 4 steals in a win for the Grizzlies. BC also had his third double-digit rebound performance of the season last night, another win over Washington.
Rui Hachimura: Rui did not fare as well in the two matchups with Clarke and Memphis this past week. He did have 11 points and 6 rebounds in last night’s contest, but scored just 7 in last week’s game.
Although no game was played, Clarke and Hachimura were also selected to the World roster for the Rising Stars Challenge. They were also on the team last season.
Kelly Olynyk: Olynyk had arguably his best game of the season in Miami’s final game before the All-Star break. He finished the win over New Orleans with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for his first double-double of the season. He also shot 7-8 from the field, including 4-5 from three.
Killian Tillie: Tillie got into his second NBA game in the first of the two Grizzlies-Wizards meetings. He did not score and had one rebound in 12 minutes off the bench.
David Stockton: Stockton finished the abbreviated G-League bubble season averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 assists in 15 games. He had 19 points and 8 assists in a win over Westchester last week and had 10 points, 8 assists, and 3 steals in the final game of the season for Memphis.
Ryan Woolridge: Woolridge finished his rookie season in the G-League with 6.6 points and 4 assists per game in 14 contests for the OKC Blue. He finished on a high note with a rookie career high 15 points, along with 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the final game.
Kevin Pangos: Pangos had 7 assists in each of his team’s three games last week. He also shot the ball well, with 19, 14, and 16 points respectively. He also remains in the top five in both the EuroLeague and VTB United League in assists, averaging 6.3 per game across all competition.
Filip Petrusev: Petrusev made the most of his team’s lone game this week, scoring 31 points with 8 rebounds and a career high 9 assists over the weekend. He shot 9-11 from the field, including 4 three pointers. Petrusev still leads the Adriatic League in scoring with 23.5 points per game.
Kyle Wiltjer: Wiltjer also played just one game over the weekend, and he also made the most of it. He led Turk Telekom with 24 points on 10-14 shooting and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Wiltjer has now scored in double figures in 20 of 23 games on the season.
Nigel Williams-Goss: Williams-Goss had two solid performances this week, both wins for Lokomotiv. He had 19 points, 7 assists, and 6 steals in one game, and 13 points and 5 assists in the other. He is averaging 15 points and 4.6 assists per game since signing with Lokomotiv last month.
*Stats as of the end of play on March 10*