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BBNBA: AD Scores 36, Booker Exits With Hamstring Injury


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RECAP

Pelicans – 119 @ Hornets – 109

  • Anthony Davis continued his reign of basketball terror on the Charlotte Hornets during Sunday night’s game. Davis – who appears to be working for the most unique box scores in history – scored 36 points on an efficient 14-19 shooting to go along with his 19 rebounds (wow) and eight assists (seriously?). Oh yeah, he also recorded two blocks and two steals. On the season, Davis is averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, assists (he’s averaging over twice as many assists this season than last – 4.8 compared to 2.3), three-point percentage, and minutes played. There is absolutely no way Davis isn’t a top 3 MVP candidate right now. His team also got the win on the road.

  • Julius Randle and Darius Miller both contributed 13 points for the Pellies. Randle also added nine rebounds.
  • For Charlotte, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist brought in 10 points and three rebounds in 19 minutes while Malik Monk had another tough night, shooting 1-5 for only four points. After Monk’s 26-point outburst back on Nov. 25, he’s averaged only 3.8 points over his last four games.

Other notes

  • Devin Booker left in the second quarter of the Suns-Lakers game after an apparent injury to his hamstring. After missing the previous game due to a toe injury – where he stubbed it against a hotel bed – Booker pulled the same hamstring that caused him to miss three games earlier in October. Booker was chasing after a loose ball before getting injured and had to immediately head to the locker room. He may have the worst – and weirdest – injury luck of any NBA player. The Suns are already bad with Booker, they’re hot garbage without him.

  • Check out the rest of the stats below.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Anthony Davis (NOP)119-109 W @ CHA3614-19 (2-3)198224+1437
Darius Miller (NOP)119-109 W @ CHA134-7 (2-5)00101-123
Julius Randle (NOP)119-109 W @ CHA135-13 (0-1)90004+220
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)109-119 L vs. NOP103-8 (1-3)31030+619
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (LAC)110-114 L @ DAL82-5 (0-1)10111-1324
Devin Booker (PHX)96-120 L @ LAL63-8 (0-2)12011+617
Malik Monk (CHA)109-119 L vs. NOP41-5 (0-3)13201+29
Bam Adebayo (MIA)102-100 W vs. UTA21-2 (0-0)21110+1014
Rajon Rondo (LAL)120-96 W vs. PHXDNP-Hand----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

7:00 (NBATV): Thunder (Diallo-out, Noel, Patterson) @ Pistons

7:30: Warriors (Cousins-out) @ Hawks (Poythress-out)

7:30: Cavaliers (An. Harrison) @ Nets

7:30: Wizards (Wall) @ Knicks (Kanter, Knox)

7:30: Nuggets (Lyles, Murray, Vanderbilt-out) @ Raptors

8:00: Rockets (Knight-out) @ Timberwolves (Towns)

8:00: Clippers (Gilgeous-Alexander) @ Pelicans (Davis, Miller, Randle)


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5 responses to “BBNBA: AD Scores 36, Booker Exits With Hamstring Injury”

  1. Rixter

    to this day, the last guy to slow AD down is Coach Cal

    1. bd2153

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    2. Iamheasyouarehe

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  2. stratblend

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  3. Kat4Life

    Booker is pretty fragile it would appear. He seems to get hurt a lot