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: 2/12/2020 as reported by Jerin Varghese
- Father Time waits for no man, unless your name is LeBron James. The King put up a 32/12/14 line and led the Lakers to a 120-116 OT win over the Nuggets. LeBron had some All-Star level (some might even say Top-5 player in the league) help in the form of Anthony Davis, who had his own impressive stat line with 33 PTS and 10 REBS. Davis was vital in OT and made two clutch three-pointers in the extra period.
- The only thing that has stopped Luka Doncic this year has been a sprained ankle. Doncic, in his return from injury, had Dallas fans singing “HalleLuka” once again with 33 PTS, 10 REBS, and 8 ASTS. Doncic also had himself a dynamic Robin in the form of Kristaps Porzingis (red hot lately), who went off for 27 PTS, 13 REBS, and 3 BLKS in the Mavs’ 130-111 victory over the Kings.
- Long-time listener, first-time caller alert – Yes Yes, we have an Honor Roll debut in the form of T.J. Warren. The former N.C. State Wolfpack product could not miss last night as he shot 16/19 from the field for 35 PTS while adding in 7 REBS and 4 STLS. Warren’s performance marked the 8th loss of the year for the Bucks.
Quirk of the Night
- One odd quirk throughout the year for the Utah Jazz has been how good they have been sans Mike Conley and with Joe Ingles in the lineup. Ingles was atrocious from the field last night (1/9), but still had a plus minus of +17.
- CJ McCollum chose a terrible time to have one of his worst shooting performances of the season. CJ was 9/25 from the field in the Blazers’ matchup against the current 8-seed Grizzlies.
- The Atlanta Hawks won some trade deadline headlines last week with the Clint Capela trade, but continue to lose on the court. They were blown out 127-105 by the fellow lottery bottom-dwelling Cavaliers.
NBA Twitter Table Talk
- Luke Walton – Not a fan of the refs’ heart eyes for Luka:
- Oh no, Avery Bradley, what are you doing on the floor?