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Morning Announcements – November 2, 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: 11/2/2019 as reported by Joe Tevelowitz, video by Jerin Varghese

Aced the Evening

  • The Champs and The MVP went head-to-head in a battle that picked up after a dominating start by the Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the Raptors back into the game after the team was held under 20 points in the first quarter, with Lowry scoring 36 on 11/18 shooting to go along with six assists and four rebounds. However, it was Giannis Antetokounmpo with 36 of his own, along with 15 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks, that led his squad to a 115-105 win
  • Andre Drummond continues to come up big — like BIG big — notching his third-straight 20/20 game with 25 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and three steals in the Pistons 113-109 win over the Nets     
  • Dwayne Bacon was sizzling for the Hornets, as he served up a plate of 25 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals with no turnovers in 37 minutes of play, as Charlotte topped what’s left of Golden State, 93-87   
  • Jeff Teague led the way for the KAT-less Minnesota Timberpups, finishing a team-best +32 in 28 minutes, scoring 15 points with 13 assists, four rebounds and three steals in the 131-109 win over Washington

Quirks of the Night

  • The quirkiest name in the game, Furkan Korkmaz, nailed the biggest shot in the Blazers/Sixers showdown, taking an Al Horford in-bounds pass and nailing a three from the corner with .4 seconds left to give Philadelphia a come-from-behind 129-128 victory
  • Josh Hart set up shop around the rim, leading both teams in rebounds with 15 boards to go with his 12 points against the OKC Thunder, who did not have a double-digit rebounder in their 115-104 win over the kinda bowing down New Orleans Pelicans

Needs Improvement

  • Jae Crowder went 0/8 from the field and 0/5 from three to finish scoreless in 27 minutes for the Memphis Grizzlies. Jaren Jackson Jr. did make the scoreboard with 7 points, but grabbed only one rebound and turned the ball over four times in 22 minutes of action before getting hurt on an Aron Baynes charge call (#FixTheCharge) as the Grizz fell to the heating-up Suns, 114-105
  • Hard to say you need much improvement when you score 30 in a game, but Brad Beal’s six turnovers and game-worst -41 in 28 minutes of action leaves something to be desired for the Washington Not-Nationals Basketball Team

NBA Twitter Table Talk                                   

  • Dame Lillard dialed one up from just past the center court logo as part of a 33-point night in the Blazers 1-point loss
  • Getting kicked while down, the Warriors starting line-up of Ky Bowman, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III, Eric Paschall and Willie Cauley-Stein elicited some “WHO???”s from the owl-like NBA Twitter community 

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