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.
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B-ball Date: 11/17/2019 as reported by Sam Shin, video by Jerin Varghese
- Jamal Murray went absolutely unconscious in the Denver Nuggets’ 131-114 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, dropping 39 PTS (14/24 FG, 7/12 3PT), 8 ASTS, and 3 STLS…in only 31 minutes of action.
- Buddy Buckets!! Buddy Hield almost single-handedly ended the Celtics’ 10-game winning streak, pouring in 35 PTS (14/24 FG, 7/12 3PT), 6 REBS, and 4 STLS. Safe to say, Hield won’t be having any “buddies” over on the Celtics squad…
- #Meal4Beal – Bradley Beal was havin’ himself a buffet, feasting on every defender thrown his way en route to 34 PTS (12/26 FG, 5/10 3PT), 6 REBS, and 8 ASTS. However, he did have a crucial turnover in the Wizards’ eventual 125-121 loss to the Magic. As a wise man once said, “all good things must come to an end.”
- LeBron James continued his #WashedKing revenge campaign, finishing with 33 PTS (13/21 FG, 6/10 3PT), 7 REBS, and 12 ASTS in the Lakers’ 122-101 triumph over the Hawks. Of course, the Kobe Bryant loyalists couldn’t stop themselves from crediting LBJ’s big night to Bryant’s appearance courtside.
Quirk of the Night
- After the Lakers’ win against the Hawks, Frank Vogel mentioned that the Lakers needed to find more shots for Anthony Davis. As a casual fan, your next question would probably be, “Well, how many shots did AD take in that game for Vogel to have said that?” The answer: 14 shots. Now, I don’t know about you, but…14 shots doesn’t seem like a little to me.
- Foul play? E’twaun Moore of the New Orleans Pelicans led the team in plus/minus for the night, being a +13 on the floor in their 108-100 win over the Warriors. He also led the team in personal fouls (5), which makes for a weird statistical combination. Those must have been some really good fouls…
- On a night where the Celtics’ 10-game winning streak came to a halt, Marcus Smart not only led the team in field goal attempts, but also shot 2/16 from the floor and 1/8 behind the arc for a total of 5 points. To make things worse, his potential game-winning floater stayed on the rim for about 10 hours before it finally rolled off.
- Nikola Jokic continues to look a bit off in the beginning of the season (at times looking slightly overweight and out of shape). He finished the Nuggets’ win with only 9 points. Someone needs to tell Jokic that his role-playing as “The Joker” is over, it’s not funny anymore.
- Don’t compare him to The Draft Class’ own “Chandler” – Chandler Parsons secured the extremely difficult and highly touted did-you-even-play stat line: 0’s across the board, including no shot attempts at all. To be fair, he did only play 2 minutes, but at this point…who cares?
NBA Twitter Table Talk
- Danny Green lit up Staples Center with a putback dunk that will forever be etched into his own personal “Top 10 Plays.”. You can slowly hear the Kobe stans whispering “Coincidence? I think not.”
- Chrisspy BBQ Chicken – Marquese Chriss laid down the hammer on Pelicans’ forward Nicolo Melli, who we would like to say was trying to go for the block.
- Evan Turner briefly put on the burners as the veteran seemingly made LeBron James fall (though Laker fans will never admit to that actually happening).