Good afternoon, folks. Did you stay up to watch an epic showdown between the GOAT and LeBron James? Let’s talk NBA.
The Kings finally got that first dub
- The Sacramento Kings are experiencing its worst-case scenario season right now. Well, things could be worse, actually. Starting the season 0-5 with expectations that they could compete for a playoff spot could only be made worse if something were to happen to De’Aaron Fox *knocks on wood*. But on Friday night, they finally got over that winless hump and beat a good Utah Jazz team 102-101 in Sac-Town.
- Fox was the star, posting 25 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists on 8-17 shooting. Outside of a missed open dunk, Fox was special all night. When he’s hitting circus shots in traffic like this one, you know he’s going to have one of those nights.
De’Aaron Fox are you KIDDING ME ? pic.twitter.com/XjEo7xyc9b
— Whistle (@WhistleSports) November 2, 2019
- Harrison Barnes snagged an offensive rebound leading to a putback lay-in with under three seconds left that put the Kings ahead and ultimately gave them the first win of the season. Also, those Kings unis are *multiple fire emojis*
Anthony Davis adds 31 in the LeBron v. Luka duel
- The headline from the Los Angeles Lakers overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks is rightfully focused on LeBron James and Luka Doncic’s epic showdown. They were the youngest (Doncic, 20) and oldest (James, 34) players to record triple-doubles of at least 30 points and 15 assists. One GOAT passing the torch to the next. Love to see it.
The only way a game like that could end. LeBron dapping Luka and saying “you’re a bad motherfu***r” pic.twitter.com/i26iPJntTp
— Kazeem Famuyide ? (@Kazeem) November 2, 2019
- Lost in the stardom of a Hollywood-esque matchup was Anthony Davis, who posted a BBNBA-high 31 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks.
- Eric Bledsoe had maybe his best outing of the season in a blowout win for the Milwaukee Bucks over the Orlando Magic. The point guard registered 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists with only one turnover in 27 minutes.
- Julius Randle, on the other hand, possibly played his worst game of the young season. The big man turned the ball over six times (he’s averaging 4.7 turnovers per game in six appearances) and added only eight points on 3-7 shooting. He did manage 10 rebounds and five assists but did the Knicks no favors in a two-point loss to the Boston Celtics. Kevin Knox contributed 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists for New York.
- Brandon Knight made his season debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers, going scoreless in six minutes of action.
- Finally, Willie Cauley-Stein played his second game of the season after returning from injury and he’s still slowly being worked back onto the court. WCS played 17 minutes in the Golden State Warriors 127-110 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, posting six points and five rebounds on 3-7 shooting. On the other side of the court, Trey Lyles continues his string of starting as the small-ball center for the Spurs and he corralled a career-high 14 rebounds in addition to three assists in 28 minutes. He shot 0-4 from the field and didn’t register a point, but if he’s dominating the glass like he was on Friday I don’t think Gregg Popovich will mind all that much.
- Check out the full stat sheet below.
|Anthony Davis (LAL)||119-110 W @ DAL (OT)||31||15-28 (0-5)||8||2||2||2||1||+12||42|
|De'Aaron Fox (SAC)||102-101 W vs. UTA||25||8-17 (0-1)||5||4||0||1||3||+7||36|
|Eric Bledsoe (MIL)||123-91 W @ ORL||18||8-15 (2-7)||6||6||1||0||1||+15||27|
|Kevin Knox (NYK)||102-104 L @ BOS||12||5-12 (2-7)||4||3||1||0||0||+4||28|
|Julius Randle (NYK)||102-104 L @ BOS||8||3-7 (0-3)||10||5||1||0||6||-5||33|
|Willie Cauley-Stein (GSW)||110-127 L vs. SAS||6||3-7 (0-0)||5||0||1||0||0||-4||17|
|Brandon Knight (CLE)||95-102 L @ IND||0||0-3 (0-2)||0||0||0||0||1||-10||6|
|Trey Lyles (SAS)||127-110 W @ GSW||0||0-4 (0-3)||14||3||0||0||0||+3||28|
|Enes Kanter (BOS)||104-102 W vs. NYK||DNP-Knee||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Rajon Rondo (LAL)||119-110 W @ DAL (OT)||DNP-Calf||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Wenyen Gabriel (SAC)||102-101 W vs. UTA||DNP-CD||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Keldon Johnson (SAS)||127-110 W @ GSW||DNP-Inactive||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
TODAY IN THE NBA
5:00: Pelicans (Miller-out) @ Thunder (Diallo, Gilgeous-Alexander, Noel)
7:00: Nets @ Pistons
7:00 (NBATV): Nuggets (Murray, Vanderbilt) @ Magic
8:00: Timberwolves (Towns) @ Wizards (Wall-out)
8:00: Suns (Booker) @ Grizzlies
8:00: Raptors @ Bucks (Bledsoe)
8:30: Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk, Washington) @ Warriors (Cauley-Stein)
10:00 (NBATV): 76ers @ Trail Blazers (Labissiere)