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Morning Announcements – October 23, 2019 Recap

Miss your NBA fix last night? In three minutes or less, the TDC’s Morning Announcements gives you the brief rundown of the standout stat lines, exciting finishes and some rarities that went down on the hardwood last night. On a busy evening where you miss the live action and/or the scintillating thrill of NBA Twitter scrolling, we have done the work for you and compiled notable lines and events.

Spend three minutes reading this every day to keep up with the Association and have enough knowledge and nuggets to be in the loop with casual fans as well as the ability to toss out a few specific stats and oddities an avid fan may have missed.

B-ball Date: 10/23/2019 as reported by Jerin Varghese

Aced the Evening

  • Boardman, Boardman! Andre Drummond was a monster on both ends, dropping 32 PTS and 23 REBS, 2 ASTS, 3 STLS, and 4 BLCKS, as he led an undermanned Pistons squad to a 119-110 victory over the Pacers. Drummond showed off an improved handle and shot 80% from the line. 
  • The stars came to play in Brooklyn. Kyrie Irving was absolutely cooking as he set a Nets franchise record for most points in a debut with 50 points. He added 8 boards, 7 assists, and ZERO turnovers. However, it wasn’t enough because of Karl-Anthony Towns. The big KAT showed off his step backs and improved rim protection in a 127-126 overtime victory for the Wolves. 
  • Biggest margin of victory for the evening? None other than your top of the Western Conference standings Phoenix Suns. The new look Suns thrashed the Kings by 29 points behind impressive performances from Ricky Rubio, Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, and Kelly Oubre Jr.

Quirks of the Night

  • 18 straight- that’s how many consecutive home openers the Portland TrailBlazers had won before falling 108-100 to the Nuggets. 
  • Nets game management/ Kyrie’s decision to go full Uncle Drew?- The Nets called a timeout down 1 with 14.5 seconds left in OT. Instead of going quick and guaranteeing another possession down at most 3 points, the Nets decided to hold the ball for the final shot of the game. The shot attempt itself was strange as it was hard to tell whether Kyrie Irving fell or if he was attempting an NBA Street move.

Needs Improvement

  • ♫ How low can you go? Can you go down low? All the way to the floor?♫ These are the questions Wolves fans are asking of Andrew Wiggins after he shot 10-27 and was a -26 in a game his team managed to win by 1 point.

NBA Twitter Table Talk

  • It was hard to tell if we were watching an NBA Basketball game or a run at the local YMCA during the most casual post up of all time between Nikola Jokic and Hassan Whiteside.
  • After opening night, is there a new King Klaw of LA?

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