It was almost a perfect night for Nigerians in NBA on Sunday as Al-Farouq Aminu, Victor Oladipo and Giannis Antetokounmpo posted double-double.
Emeka Okafor who didn’t have a double-double also failed to record any point in New Orleans Pelicans 104-109 loss to Oklahoma City Thunder.
Al-Farouq Aminu had 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting including 3-of-6 3s and 10 rebounds for his 9th double-double of the season as Portland Trailblazers beat Memphis Grizzlies 113-98.
Al-Farouq Aminu didn’t have to play for more than 26 minutes but within that time on the court he made his impact felt so much that he had +35 efficiency the 2nd highest to help Blazers secure their 5th consecutive playoff spot.
Oladipo had 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting and 12 assists in 38 minutes to help Pacers beat Clippers 111-104 for 5th straight win on Sunday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18 points an 6 assists in 33 minutes on 7-of-13 shooting including 1-of-2 3s before he was ejected in Bucks 125-128 OT loss. He added 12 rebounds for his 39th double-double of the season.