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The Tip Off – November 11, 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: 11/11/2019 as reported by Joe Tevelowitz, video by Jerin Varghese

Honor Roll

  • Andrew Wiggins (33 PTS, 6 REBS, 5 ASSTS) and That Darn KAT (25 PTS, 8 REBS, 6 ASSTS) combined to go 8-of-12 from long distance in the Wolves 120-114 victory over the Pistons.
  • Luka Doncic finished with 34 PTS, 9 ASSTS, 6 REBS, but it was the Cardiac Kid, Kemba Walker, who won the Monday night match-up, finishing with 29 PTS, 5 REBS, 5 ASSTS, 1 BLK and the W for Boston, 116-106.
  • James Harden stutter-stepped and flimsy-flopped his way to 39 PTS on 3-of-11 from 3, to go along with his 9 ASSTS, 4 REBS, 2 STLS and less impressive 6 TOS in the Rockets 122-116 win against New Orleans.

Quirk of the Night

  • The Los Angeles Clippers prevented a Toronto sweep of LA with a 98-88 win over the Raptors. The Clippers only received 42 total points from their starters, including a starter-best 12 from Patrick Patterson and Kawhi Leonard, who did finish one assist shy of a triple-double. Lou Williams led the way off the bench with 21 and combined with Montrezl Harrell and Moe Harkless to outscore the Clippers starting group. LA lives to trash-talk and traffic-talk another day.
  • Despite an 0-of-5 night from 3, Tyus Jones finished with 8 points and team-best +19 in Memphis’ 113-109 upset of the Spurs.

Needs Improvement

  • Kristaps Porzingis found himself on the bench in the clutch moments of the Mavericks game against the Celtics, either due to his 1-of-11 shooting numbers for 4 total points, or the five fouls he picked up in 20 minutes. *Knicks fans high-five each other after and mumble things about “hey maybe they did have a vision.” Then everyone laughs at Knicks fans *
  • Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk spent only five minutes on the court. However, in that time, he picked up three fouls, turned the ball over twice, missed a 3 and had people (cough, me, cough) checking the spelling of his name at least seven times.

NBA Twitter Table Talk

  • Things got “batty” in San Antonio, first with an actual bat being caught in the arena, and then the batty step out of bounds by Dejounte Murray.
  • How did he get here? Draymond Green returned to the Warriors line-up and quickly realized that this is not his beautiful life.

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