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The Tip Off – November 25, 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: 11/25/2019 as reported by Joe Tevelowitz, video by Jerin Varghese

Honor Roll

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posted the second 50 point game of his career, dropping 50 PTS along with 14 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 STLS in the Bucks’ 122-118 win over Utah.
  • Buddy Hield didn’t hit 50, but he did score a career-best 41 PTS on a Kings franchise-best 11 three-pointers, shooting 11-for-21 from long distance, while adding 5 REBS and 2 ASTS in the 103-102 Celtics win over Sacramento.
  • LeBron James didn’t score in the 40s or 50s, but he did drop 33 PTS along with 14 ASTS to help the Lakers to a 114-104 win against the Spurs.
  • MeloWatch continues as Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 25 PTS and was a +19 for the game, scoring on 4-for-7 shooting from three-point range and adding 8 REBS, 2 ASTS in the 117-94 Blazers win over Chicago (the team that traded for him from Houston last season, only to immediately cut him. Melo NEVER forgets).

Quirk of the Night

  • Jarrett Allen posted 22 PTS and 21 REBS in the Nets’ 108-106 win over Cleveland, becoming the only Net with multiple 20/20 games in the last 20 years. 
  • Andrew Wiggins got Wiggy with it, scoring 25 PTS in the 125-113 Minnesota win over Atlanta, giving him his 8th 25+ scoring output of the season — equal to his total of 25+ scoring games all of last season.

Needs Improvement

  • Everyone played pretty well last night, so no need for needs impro–JUST KIDDING! Joel Embiid scored 0 points for the first time in his career! The trash-talking big man got Marc Gasol’d, finishing 0-for-11 from the field with four turnovers and five fouls as the Sixers lost, 101-96, to the defending champion Toronto Raptors.
  • A rose by any other name would be sweeter than Derrick Rose’s night. Rose went 1-for-11 from the field, 0-for-4 from three-point range and had more fouls (3) than points (2) in 20 minutes of play.
  • Alec Burks finished 3-for-17 from the field and was a -15 for the game with three turnovers. On the plus side, his 7 PTS was more than Embiid and Rose, combined.

NBA Twitter Table Talk

  • Ja Morant experienced a scary fall into a courtside cameraman, reigniting debates about how close is too close just for the sake of good footage.
  • King of the Trolls, Joel Embiid , ound himself the subject of ridicule for his scoreless night with a Wilt-like post-game meme.
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