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BBNBA: Davis Scores 36, Harden Drops Murray


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Good afternoon, folks. Anthony Davis may be close to seven-feet tall, but that doesn’t prevent him from embarrassing unsuspecting victims with vicious dribble moves. Let’s talk NBA.

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RECAP

[18-22] Grizzlies – 95 @ [19-22] Pelicans – 114

  • Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans won their second straight game for the first time since the middle of November after taking down the Memphis Grizzlies 114-95 at home. Davis led the BBNBA in scoring, going off for 36 points on an impressive 14-20 shooting from the field including 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and three blocks in 35 minutes. It was Davis’ 28th double-double of the season.
  • His stat line wasn’t even the most impressive aspect of his Monday night. Davis whipped out a nasty “Shammgod” move on Memphis’ JaMychal Green late in the first quarter that sent the entire crowd into a frenzy.

  • Following the game, Davis had this to say about his brilliance: ”I’ve got a lot of stuff in my bag. I just don’t pull it out often.”
  • That might be the scariest thing I’ve heard all season. Please, AD, for all that is holy, pull it out as often as possible.
  • Julius Randle contributed 15 points and nine rebounds on 5-9 shooting while Darius Miller went for seven points on 2-6 shooting.
  • It’s only two wins a row and those have come against the Cleveland Cavaliers and now the Grizz, but the return of Elfrid Payton to the lineup following a long injury absence may be the spark this team needed to start stringing together some runs.

[17-23] Magic – 95 @ [20-20] Kings – 111

  • The Sacramento Kings put an end to their four-game losing streak on Monday with a rare blowout win over a struggling Orlando Magic squad. After being pitted against four straight Western Conference playoff teams (Lakers, Trail Blazers, Nuggets, and Warriors), it was a sigh of relief for the Kings to see a weak team from the East coming to town. They didn’t mess around either.
  • The Kings won this game handily behind 20 points and five steals from De’aaron Fox, who shot 9-14 from the field and dunked on Nikola Vucevic so hard the refs felt obligated to give the former Kentucky guard a technical.

  • Yikes…
  • “Don’t jump” – De’Aaron Fox, Jan. 7, 2019.
  • As for the other two Kings in Sacramento, Willie Cauley-Stein posted an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double on 5-11 shooting and Skal Labissiere even found some minutes late in the blowout, adding two points in five minutes.
  • For the Orlando Magic, Isaiah Briscoe played his second-most minutes of the season, adding nine points and four assists on 3-8 shooting in 17 minutes.

[26-12] Nuggets – 113 @ [23-16] Rockets – 125

  • Jamal Murray got crossed into another dimension by the reigning MVP James Harden. And when I say Harden crossed him over, I mean he used his mind-control powers to remove the ankles of Murray like bones sliding out of a perfectly cooked rack of ribs.

  • Let the memes begin..
  • Murray still finished with 13 points and four assists on 5-13 shooting but insult was added to injury as his Nuggets team couldn’t overcome Harden’s 32 points.
  • Trey Lyles added four points and four rebounds for Denver while Brandon Knight was 0-2 from the field in six minutes for Houston.

Other notes

  • Enes Kanter has recently been in the news in regards to his travel situation as the New York Knicks will head to London on Jan. 17 to take on the Washington Wizards. Kanter has stated his fear for traveling and that his life could potentially be in danger if he were to decide to leave the United States. Kanter – a Turkish native – has openly expressed his hate for Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an and recently described him as a “lunatic” and a “dictator”. This article here does a great job of explaining Kanter’s current situation and the Twitter “beef” that was born on Monday between himself and former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu – who is also a Turkish native and a current advisor to Erdogan. It’s a crazy, crazy situation all around. Despite the controversy, Kanter recorded his third straight double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds against the Portland Trail Blazers. His teammate, Kevin Knox was 1-6 from the field for eight points.
  • Check out the rest of the stats below.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Anthony Davis (NOP)114-95 W vs. MEM3614-20 (0-1)133232+2435
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)111-95 W vs. ORL209-14 (0-4)32501+722
Enes Kanter (NYK)101-111 L @ POR188-12 (0-0)142003+729
Julius Randle (NOP)114-95 W vs. MEM155-9 (0-1)92004033
Jamal Murray (DEN)113-125 L @ HOU135-13 (0-3)24003-2429
Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)111-95 W vs. ORL115-11 (0-0)112002+1017
Isaiah Briscoe (ORL)95-111 L @ SAC93-8 (2-4)14201+617
Kevin Knox (NYK)101-111 L @ POR81-6 (1-2)31101-821
Darius Miller (NOP)114-95 W vs. MEM72-6 (1-4)12110+2730
Eric Bledsoe (MIL)114-102 W vs. UTA63-11 (0-4)46306+528
Trey Lyles (DEN)113-125 L @ HOU42-5 (0-2)22000+817
Skal Labissiere (SAC)111-95 W vs. ORL21-1 (0-0)10000-35
Brandon Knight (HOU)125-113 W vs. DEN00-2 (0-2)00000-66
Andrew Harrison (NOP)114-95 W vs. MEMDNP-CD----------------
Rajon Rondo (LAL)107-97 W @ DALDNP-Finger----------------
Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN)113-125 L @ HOUDNP-Foot----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

7:00: Pacers @ Cavaliers

7:00: Wizards (Wall-out) @ 76ers

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

7:30: Hawks (Poythress-out) @ Raptors

8:00 (NBATV): Timberwolves (Towns) @ Thunder (Diallo, Noel, Patterson)

9:00: Kings (Cauley-Stein, Fox, Labissiere) @ Suns (Booker)

10:30 (NBATV): Knicks (Kanter, Knox) @ Warriors (Cousins-out)

10:30: Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk) @ Clippers (Gilgeous-Alexander)


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4 responses to “BBNBA: Davis Scores 36, Harden Drops Murray”

  1. cat fan stan

    I’ve noticed that 99 percent of NBA ankle breakers look more like defenders stepping on wet spots on the floor. Or maybe I’m just biased trying to defend Murray.

    1. wbonds06

      You’re absolutely correct. Some of the headings in these posts are extremely over-exaggerated!!! Ridiculous…

    2. trumpetguy

      Agreed. Anyone else see a young Michael Jackson when they look at D. Fox, with that strand of hair hanging down in his face? Sac Kings very entertaining team to watch…….

  2. Smyrna_Cat

    “Jamal Murray got crossed into another dimension.” At least you didn’t say “literally.”

    Looked to me like he slipped. But facts are optional and hyperbole is king, apparently.