Curry and LeBron make history and Ricky Rubio suffers a severe injury to his left knee



Stephen Curry became the first player to score 3,000 3-pointers in the NBA on Tuesday and LeBron James surpassed 36,000 points in his career In an NBA day also marked by the worrying injury to Ricky Rubio’s left knee, who left the court without being able to walk.

Apart from the purely sports, the NBA lived a new day of competition very affected by the numerous casualties due to coronavirus that all the teams in the league are suffering.

PELICANS 108 – CAVALIERS 104

The New Orleans Pelicans gave the surprise by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, one of the revelation teams of the season.

But The worst news for the Cavaliers left Rubio with a disturbing injury with 2.20 left in the game and which will be evaluated on Wednesday.

The Spanish point guard, fundamental in the magnificent performance of the Cavs, had until then had a great night against the Pelicans and he was just one assist from achieving a triple-double after 37 minutes of play (27 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists).

“I am totally despondent. Ricky was having such a fantastic season and I hope it’s not as serious as it sounds“His teammate Kevin Love told Efe after the meeting.

WARRIORS 86 – NUGGETS 89

The Denver Nuggets ruined the Golden State Warriors party for Stephen Curry’s 3,000th triple with a meritorious victory forged in defensive effort and tenacity.

Nikola Jokic (22 points and 18 rebounds) led the Nuggets in which the Argentine Facundo Campazzo, a starter for the first time so far this season, contributed 5 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in 32 minutes

The Mexican Juan Toscano-Anderson left in the starting five of the Warriors and had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 23 minutes.

Curry, who now has 3,004 triples scored in his career, finished with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists but he had a very unfortunate night in shooting (6 of 16 on field goals, 5 of 14 on triples).

ROCKETS 123 – LAKERS 132

LeBron James (32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists) and Russell Westbrook (24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) added two triple-doubles so that the Lakers returned to the path of victory after five losses in a row.

James, who is the third leading scorer in NBA historyHe also became the third player to exceed 36,000 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) and Karl Malone (36,928 points).

EAST CONFERENCE

1.- Brooklyn Nets (23-9).

2.- Chicago Bulls (21-10).

3.- Milwaukee Bucks (23-13).

4.- Miami Heat (22-13).

5.- Cleveland Cavaliers (20-14).

6.- Philadelphia 76ers (18-16).

7.- Charlotte Hornets (18-17).

8.- Washington Wizards (17-17).

9.- Boston Celtics (16-18).

10.- New York Knicks (16-18).

11.- Atlanta Hawks (15-18).

12.- Toronto Raptors (14-17).

13.- Indiana Pacers (14-20).

14.- Orlando Magic (7-28).

15.- Detroit Pistons (5-27).

WEST CONFERENCE

1.- Golden State Warriors (27-7).

2.- Phoenix Suns (26-7).

3.- Utah Jazz (24-9).

4.- Memphis Grizzlies (21-14).

5.- Denver Nuggets (17-16).

6.- Los Angeles Clippers (17-17).

7.- Los Angeles Lakers (17-18).

8.- Dallas Mavericks (16-17).

9.- Minnesota Timberwolves (16-18).

10.- San Antonio Spurs (14-19).

11.- Sacramento Kings (14-21).

12.- Portland Trail Blazers (13-20).

13.- New Orleans Pelicans (13-22).

14.- Oklahoma City Thunder (12-21).

15.- Houston Rockets (10-25).