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The Tip Off – February 28, 2020 NBA Basketball 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: 2/28/2020 as reported by Jerin Varghese

Honor Roll

  • The James Harden-Giannis Anetokounmpo beef only has one loser so far: the Oklahoma City Thunder. The defending MVP unleashed his wrath with 32PTS, 13REBS, and 6 REBS in a 133-86 thrashing by the Bucks. Giannis was a ridiculous +44 in the performance.
  • Friday night delivered another victory courtesy of Miami Nightlife. Birthday boy Luka Donic had 23 PTS and 10 REBS and Seth Curry exploded for 37 points on 13 of 15 shooting. However, the Mavs fell 126-118 to a balanced Heat attack led by Jimmy Butler’s 26 PTS. 
  • Cam Reddish spent most of this season being considered a potential bust. He’s finally awakened in the last couple weeks. Reddish has scored in double figures in 7 straight games and had a career high 26 PTS in the Hawks 141-118 rout of the Nets. 

Quirks of the Night

  • Seth Curry’s scorching hot performance from three (88% on 9 attempts) moved him into 2nd place on the all-time three point percentage list at 44.1%. Number 1 on the list with a career 3 point percentage of 45.4%? Another curry acquaintance, the one and only Steve Kerr. 
  • Bradey Beal became a member of an exclusive club on Friday night with his 42 point game. He is now one of 4 players to lose in 7 straight 40 point performances. Maybe he can take comfort in that the rest of the members on the list are all Hall of Famers (Allen Iverson, Walt Bellamy, Wilt Chamberlain). 

Needs Improvement

  • The Raptors somehow found themselves in a tie game with the Hornets with 2.1 seconds left. They needed one stop to force OT. However, they did not even give themselves that chance with an explicable foul before the inbounds pass was even thrown in bounds. 

NBA Twitter Table Talk                                                                                            

  • Even Kawhi has no answer for the Jokic fadeaway:
  • Bam lettin the fans know Derrick Jones isn’t the only one that can dunk in Miami:
  • Rui Hachimura was halfway up befre he realized he should have made a business decision:

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