Defender “Lakers” and the national team of Ukraine Sviatoslav mykhailiuk last night had their debut match in the NBA.
The Lakers due to a suspension for fighting in a match with “Houston” in the next game lost Ragona Rondo and Brandon Igrama. In limited staffing conditions, head coach Luke Walton in the home match with “San Antonio” let Mikhaylyuk to the platform, entrusting Ukrainian newcomer almost 17 minutes.
In the allotted time mykhailiuk missed two three-point shot, gathered two rebounds, gave three assists, made two losses and earned two fouls.
Mykhailiuk contributed to the comeback of the Lakers after a disastrous first quarter. Svyatoslav ended the match with a utility indicator “+12”, giving this indicator only lance Stephenson (“+17”).
In the last minute of the final quarter of the Lakers thanks to three-point shots Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James played 8-point gap, but in overtime James with a minimal advantage of two missed free throws, and then failed to send the ball into the ring potentially winning throw from a far distance (142:143 OT (26:40, 34:25, 36:34, 32:29, 14:15)).
Sviatoslav mykhailiuk became the eighth Ukrainian in NBA history after Vitaly Potapenko, Alexei Pecherov, Stanislav Medvedenko, Kerala Fesenko, Vyacheslav Kravtsov and the current center of “Atlanta” Alexei Lane.
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