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The Tip Off – November 20, 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.

B-ball Date: 11/20/2019 as reported by Joe Tevelowitz, video by Jerin Varghese

Honor Roll

  • Luka Doncic finds himself in a familiar place on the Honor Roll after putting up a 35 PTS, 10 REBS, 11 ASTS triple-double in only 25 minutes and 30 seconds of play. Luka outscored the Golden State Warriors by himself in the first quarter and recording a 30-point triple-double in the fewest minutes played in NBA history. The Mavericks were dominant as a whole with a 142-94 win over Golden State.
  • Slightly less efficient, but still leading his team to victory was Bradley Beal, scoring 33 on the Spurs on 14/24 shooting to go with his 4 REBS and 4 ASTS in the Wizards’ 138-132 home win over the Spurs.
  • MVP keeps being Most Valuable each time he steps on the court. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 33 PTS, 11 REBS, 4 ASTS in the Bucks’ 135-127 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Quirks of the Night

  • Entering the night 0/17 from three-point range in his career, Ben Simmons made history and made the entire city of Philadelphia shriek with joy, nailing a triple from the corner with 8:20 remaining in the first quarter. Simmons finished with 18 PTS, 13 REBS, 7 ASTS in the 76ers 109-104 win over the New York Knicks.

Needs Improvement

  • RJ Barrett finished a Knicks miss with a one-handed jam, but after looking at his own hand in the post-slam celebration, he went on to struggle the rest of the game, finishing 4/12 for the night with only 8 PTS to go with his 4 TOS in 36 minutes of play. Maybe he should have stared down that other hand too.
  • Former lottery pick Alex Len didn’t spend much time on the court for the Atlanta Hawks, but he made his minutes count, negatively. Len missed all four of his shot attempts, turned the ball over twice, picked up a foul, and was a -14 in only nine minutes of game action.

NBA Twitter Table Talk

  • Patrick Beverly played a “fun-ass game.”
  • Noted “fun guy” Kawhi Leonard played in previously mentioned “fun-ass game” and was excitedly descriptive of one particular slam during the post-game presser.

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