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The Tip Off – November 10, 2019 Recap

Miss your NBA fix last night? In three minutes or less, TDC’s The Tip Off 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.

Basketball Date: 11/10/2019 as reported by Joe Tevelowitz, video by Jerin Varghese

Honor Roll

  • Nikola Jokic did a little bit of everything. He had a dunk (first of season), a three (one on seven attempts), and a game-winning fadeaway (point, Dad Bods) as part of his 20 PTS, 6 REBS, 7 ASSTS night in Denver’s 100-98 OT win.
  • Domantas Sabonis stayed balling with 21 PTS, 16 REBS, 7 ASSTS, 1 STL, 1 BLK in the Pacers 109-102 victory, vanquishing the Orlando Magic like they were just a bunch of muggles.
  • Pascal Siakam was spicy with 24 PTS, 11 REBS, 4 ASSTS, 3 BLKS and Fred VanVleet was pesky with 23 PTS, 10 ASSTS, 7 REBS, 2 STLS as the Raptors continued a winning streak against the Lakers that dates back to 2014. The Toronto 113-104 victory ended Showtime’s 7-game winning streak.

Quirk of the Night

  • Kevin Huerter had Hawks fans betting on red with a clutch three from the corner and game-tying lay-up to send the Atlanta-Portland game into OT. Portland took the game in OT, however, as former Hawk Kent Bazemore opened the extra period with back-to-back threes. The Blazers never looked back and finished off their first home win of the season, 124-113.

Needs Improvement

  • The Brooklyn Nets started their game against the Suns on a positive note, scoring the first point of the game. Unfortunately, that would be the Nets’ final lead in a game they trailed by 20 at multiple points in the first and second half as they fell 138-112 to the scorching hot Suns.
  • Michael Carter-Williams did little to remind Magic fans that he was once the Rookie of the Year (six teams and seven years ago). He missed all five of his three-point attempts and finished 1-for-8 overall in the Orlando loss.

NBA Twitter Table Talk

  • Don’t make Giannis Antetokounmpo angry, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Giannis took out his first-half frustrations in the Bucks game against OKC by first biting through his jersey and then kicking through an OKC sign at the break. Luckily, for the city of Oklahoma…City, the Bucks won 121-119 and Giannis finished with 35 PTS, 16 REBS and a non-eaten jersey.
  • New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale might not have a lot to be confident in with sources saying that Knicks management is looking to move on/blame someone for their missteps. However, he can and did confidently say one thing he knows to be true — he’s got two and a half years left on his contract. We’re wondering if James “JD” Dolan is willing to make a Straight Shot to another coach while still paying off Fizdale and other scapegoats of recent NY past.
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