NBA Starting November 5, 20: Durant, LeBron, Porzingis: Clutch
Happy Monday ☀️
Vacation week in the United States Let’s start off right.
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The lineup 🏀
- Monday is a must 🔥
- KD, LBJ get clutch wins 🥶
- Sunday tour 🌪️
- Rewind the weekend ⏪
- Ant-Man rises 🐜
📲 Knicks and Wolves, 8 ET, NBA app
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🏆 The tournament returns Tuesday.
- Monday is a must see
- KD, LeBron picks up clutch wins
☀️ Suns 140, Jazz 137 (2OT)
◀️ a summary | PHX 7-6, UT 4-9
Three nights. Two games. Two incredible finishes.
Two wins and three points for Phoenix. This one is in two overtime.
🌇 Lakers 105, Rockets 104
◀️ a summary | Lal is 8-6, he is 6-5
With Houston’s late comeback, LeBron James put the Lakers on his back. He scored 13 of his 37 points in fourth place To lead Los Angeles to victory. Watch the final 6:35
🏆 What’s next?
Refer to the Western Group A Action on the Suns, Lakers and Jazz on Tuesday.
- Utah (2-1) and Los Angeles (3-0) They meet in the group play finals. The Lakers lead the group, but the Jazz will take first place with a win (On a break-even basis)
- Phoenix (1-1) He has a must-win game against Portland to stay in contention
- Seven more matches in 90 seconds
🍀 Celtics 102, Grizzlies 100
◀️ a summary | Pos 11-2, M 3-10
- Kristaps Porzingis Delivered in the clutch Bringing Boston to its sixth consecutive victory. First, the green light bucket on the two-handed jam cutter. Then he sealed the victory at the last second with his sixth block. Watch the final 6:07
🔔 Hexagram 121, Al-Shabak 99
◀️ a summary | PHI 10-3, PKN 6-7
- Philly is the only team with two players Kia delivered the MVP – No. 3 Joel Embiid and No. 8 Therese Maxey, both of whom recorded double-doubles
🦖 Raptors 142, Pistons 113
◀️ a summary | Thursday 6-7, Thursday 2-12
- It was a game for the record books for the Raptors – they scored the third-most points in franchise history and set a franchise record with 44 assists, with eight players having 3+ dimes.
👑 Kings 129, Mavericks 113
◀️ a summary | SAC 8-4, D 9-5
⚔️ Cavs 121, Nuggets 109
◀️ a summary | All 7-6, Ali 9-4
- Donovan Mitchell missed his second straight game, but Cleveland earned its third straight win, beating Denver behind 26 from Darius Garland.
⛈️ Thunder 134, Blazers 91
◀️ a summary | Aoki 10-4, Burr 3-10
- The Blazers scored the first bucket of the game, but it was all good from there. SGA scored 28 points as the Thunder led by as many as 47 points in their fifth straight win
🔮 Magic 128, Pacers 116
◀️ a summary | ORL 8-5, IND 7-5
- Magic jumped on the Pacers from the beginning, scoring the first 11 points in the game, then achieving its third victory in a row. Paolo Banchero scored 24 points This steal and sticker donk
- Weekend in 90 seconds
Between the end of daylight saving time and the start of the holiday season, we enter a time warp in the calendar.
So, in other words, it’s not just you.
Get your bearings this Monday by catching up on what you missed.
5 big things from Friday
- Group play after the halfway point: There are only three nights of group play remaining. The knockout rounds (also known as single-elimination) begin in just two weeks. Catch up in order Before the matches resume on Tuesday
- Lakers first, 3-0: Los Angeles has the top spot in the West, but they will need to beat the Jazz on Tuesday to retain it.
- Jokic makes his first NBA catch: Although the Nuggets suffered their first loss in the tournament, the Joker produced 26 points, 16 reb and 18 ace, which had never happened in NBA history.
- Harden’s 4-point play wins it: Late three, beard Drill hop step back and damage To break the Clippers’ six-game losing streak and get their first win in the tournament
- Drake on the call: vertigo Join the Raptors-Celtics stream To call the final minutes
5 big things from Saturday
- Clutch buckets everywhere: Four of the six games saw big buckets down the stretch Chet Holmgren ties it up at the belll CAT Winnerl Giannis And DeRozan Icing it
- Shit in rare company: Schitt became the second rookie in franchise history to join the 35-10-5 Kevin Durant. He and SGA also become the last Thunder U26 teammates since KD and Russ to have 35+ in a game
- First time for wolves: Minnie is tied for first place in the West at the 12-game mark for the first time in history
- Giannis passes Garnett: Antetokounmpo became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 16,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and 3,000 assists, passing Kevin Garnett — a player Giannis idolized because “Fire in his eyes“
- More Wimpy history: Victor Wimpanyama’s 8 blocks (!) made him 4th Spur with 15+ points, 10+ rebounds and 8+ points per game. the others? David Robinson, Tim Duncan, and Artis Gilmore
- Edwards: From “Is That All You’ve Got?” to “the man”
Steve Kerr was not impressed.
When Anthony Edwards worked out with the Warriors ahead of the 2020 draft, Kerr made his feelings known.
- “Before he came, I thought I was working hard,” Edwards said. Earlier this fall. “I was doing rehearsals and he kept stopping them and saying, ‘Is that all you got?’
- “I’m like ‘Bruh, I’m doing my best as you want me to go.’ What do you want me to do?” said the ant. “I’m sweating like crazy. It’s like… “You should see Steve, KD and Clay in action.”
Later that night, Kerr’s Warriors staff went out to dinner with Edwards and told him they wouldn’t have taken him No. 1 if they had that pick.
I changed the ant from that day on.
- Edwards said: “My coach and I were at home after dinner. We were just talking like, ‘We gotta catch it.’ I don’t know how, I don’t know what we should do, but we gotta catch it.
- “I think after that, man, I became a mad man in the gym.”
Kerr got another front-row seat this summer, coaching Edwards in the FIBA World Cup. As ants routinely steal the show, Kerr said simply:
- “He is without a doubt the man. And he knows it. And now the rest of the team knows it.”
This has become more and more true in Edwards’ NBA career, as AntMan starred on the exciting Wolves team.
- How did you start: Drafted by Zoom in 2020, Ant entered the league as an established athlete
- How are you: He improved in almost every stat category in each of his four years. Record more, more efficiently. It ranges from 33% to 39% from a 3-point range. Better at free throws, rebounds, and assists
- Preseason hype: Ant had a huge wave of anticipation surrounding his 2023-24 season, with NBA executives selecting him as the player most likely to breakout
- He’s on his way: Currently sixth in NBA.com handed the MVP, Edwards ranks 12th in the league in scoring — and 12th in NetRtg among players with more than 30 mpg. Wolves are 19 points better per 100 With him on the ground versus going out. 19!
Said Charles Barkley on Inside the NBA last week: “He’s a star. And he’s on the rise.”
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