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The Tip Off – March 10, 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 the 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: 3/10/2020 as reported by James Garcia 

 Honor Roll 

  • Bradley Beal is trying his hardest to cement himself as a basketball legend in DC. Although it was just the Knicks, you can see that Beal was trying to win this game as opposed to just get his numbers. With another 40 piece and 7 assists, the Wizards came out victorious in a 122-115 game Tuesday night. Shabazz Napier also had a solid game with 21 points and 6 assists. 
  • Sticking with the theme of NBA players from St. Louis, Jayson Tatum is back at it again getting buckets. In a game where Kemba struggled (again) Tatum and Gordon Hayward stepped up and played well together. Tatum with 30 points and 4 steals, Hayward 27 points and 10 rebounds. Both players shot better than 50% from the field. The Celtics were beginning to slide, losing 4 of their last 5 going against the Pacers who had won 8 of their last 10. It was a game the Celtics needed and Tatum and Hayward made sure they got it with a 114-111 win over the Pacers. 
  • The San Antonio Spurs are still alive and kicking, barely. But they have enough kick in them to beat the Mavericks. And they did so with the leadership and play of Demar Derozan. He didn’t shoot great but knew he still needed to impact the game if the Spurs wanted to beat their Texas rival. So he dished out a game high 12 assists along the way which resulted in SEVEN Spurs players scoring at least 12 points! Derrick White had a great game too scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 steals and 4 blocks. The 119-109 beating of the Mavs was a good team win that might make Coach Pop smirk for 4 seconds before he goes back to being grumpy. 

Quirk of the Night 

  • Jonathan Isaac has been out injured since the 2nd day of January with a knee injury that keep him out for the remainder of the season. But that isn’t stopping him from chasing dreams. If you know Isaac, you know how religious he is. Well on tuesday, Isaac officially became an ordained minister! Regardless of your choice of religion, you have to give it up to Isaac for setting a goal and accomplishing it! 

Needs Improvement 

  • Kemba Walker seemingly hasn’t had a good game in a while. Entering Tuesday’s game Kemba has shot 56-167 from the field in his last 10 games. He went ice cold again against the Pacers Tuesday night shooting just 3-12. He hasn’t shot better than 40% in a game since late January. He has missed 9 games during that stretch though so it’s not as bad as it seems. But still, something has to change if the Celtics want to make a deep playoff run. Or else Celtic fans might treat Kemba like they did Kyrie.

NBA Twitter Table Talk

I know what you’re thinking, but no I didn’t write this 100% factual tweet 

Josh Jackson’s confidence is growing, watch out! 

NBC Boston graphics department takes a jab at Celtics twitter 

Here at TDC, we know Zach is more than just a dunker, do you? 

James Garcia
If you want to talk basketball, or cards don't be afraid to hit me up on twitter! @Jhappychillmore I'm probably top 3 nicest people you've ever met.

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