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Morning Announcements – October 31, 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: 10/31/2019 as reported by Joe Tevelowitz, video by Jerin Varghese

Aced the Evening

  • Kendrick “Necromancer” Nunn went from “none” teams drafting him to scoring the most points by an undrafted player in his first five games. Nunn led the Heat to a 106-97 win over the Hawks with a team-high 28 points on 10/15 field goal shooting including 4/6 from long distance. Nunn now has 112 points through five ghoulish games
  • Jahlil “Jack O’ Lantern” Okafor lit up the scoreboard with a team-high 26 points to go along with 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a team-best +19 in the Pelicans’ first win of the season, 122-107, over the Nuggets
  • Kawhi “Costume is T-Shirt with Nametag” Leonard poured in 38 points on a career-high 32 shots against his former team, the San Antonio Spurs, while grabbing 12 boards and four steals in the Clippers six-point win
  • Montrezz “Frankenstein’s Monster” Harrell was a menace in the 103-97 LAC win himself, coming off the bench for 24 points on 9/11 shooting from the field

Quirks of the Night

  • Jimmy BOOOOtler wasn’t getting Buckets, scoring only 5 points in the game, but had 11 assists, nine rebounds and six steals in the winning effort
  • Michael Porter Jr or MP-JUST GIVE US YOUR CANDY was a treat for Nuggets fans in his NBA debut, scoring his first points of the season on a nifty drive, and then adding some more in 21 minutes, finishing with 15 points and four rebounds in the game 

Needs Improvement

  • Cam “Blood” Reddish was a team worst -18 for the game, finishing 2/11 from the field while trying to fill the unfillable Trae Young void
  • LaMarcus AHHHHHHHldridge was scary in his own right for the Spurs, posting only five points and five rebounds with three turnovers in 36 minutes of play

NBA Twitter Table Talk                                   

  • Josh “Happy Halloween” Hart passed the Ballbonic Plague to rookie teammate Jaxson “Less Happy Halloween” Hayes in devilish fashion
  • DeAndre’ “Bats” Bembry closed the first quarter and punctuated an 8-0 Hawks run with a dunk so scary many in attendance had to call their mommas
  • Brandon “I’m Scrrrrd” Ingram added a monster jam of his own that had teammate Zion “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” Williamson screaming

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