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BBNBA: Fox Leads Kings Over Suns, Harrison Signs With Pelicans


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Good afternoon, folks. Only three former Wildcats took the court yesterday. Let’s talk NBA anyways.

RECAP

  • The Sacramento Kings made a mockery of the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. The final score doesn’t really do the game proper justice. After the first quarter, the Kings were up 36-9. Thirty-six to nine. Three-six to zero-nine. Granted, Phoenix was without Devin Booker – the one and only source of offense for the already terrible Suns – due to a recent hamstring injury. The game was over after 12 minutes. The Suns fought hard in the second half, but could never overcome the massive hole they quickly dug themselves into. It would also help if they had at least one real point guard on their roster.
  • For the Kings, De’Aaron Fox scored 16 points on 5-11 shooting to go along with seven assists and only one turnover. Willie Cauley-Stein dealt with a bit of foul trouble that limited him to 18 minutes but he still contributed six points, four rebounds, five assists, and four steals.

  • Watch Fox whip out the filthy Shammgod move on Deandre Ayton around the 1:20 mark.
  • In Miami, Bam Adebayo had one of those “holy s**t” type of highlight plays for the Heat. He finished with six points, seven rebounds, and three blocks. But no sequence was more impressive than this one.

  • Like, what? He did this, too.

  • Yikes.
  • Something I’d also like to note. Hassan Whiteside, the starting center for the Heat, left the game with about 40 seconds left. Not because he was injured, but because he was benched. Whiteside did not play the fourth quarter as Heat coach Erik Spoelstra elected to run with Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk down the stretch. Fine by me. I’m sure Adebayo would love to soak up those extra minutes.
  • In off the court news, after being waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, Andrew Harrison was picked up on another two-way contract with – of course – the New Orleans Pelicans. Or the Kentucky NBA farm system, as we should just refer to them from now on.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)122-105 W @ PHX165-11 (1-1)07101+1426
Bam Adebayo (MIA)90-105 L vs. ORL63-7 (0-0)71132-623
Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)122-105 W @ PHX63-5 (0-0)45402+1418
Devin Booker (PHX)105-122 L vs. SACDNP-Hamstring----------------
Isaiah Briscoe (ORL)105-90 W @ MIADNP-CD----------------
Skal Labissiere (SAC)122-105 W @ PHXDNP-CD----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

7:00: Warriors (Cousins-out) @ Cavaliers

7:00: Nuggets (Lyles, Murray, Vanderbilt-out) @ Magic (Briscoe)

7:30: Wizards (Wall) @ Hawks (Poythress-out)

7:30: Thunder (Diallo-out, Noel, Patterson) @ Nets

8:00 (ESPN): Sixers @ Raptors

8:00: Clippers (Gilgeous-Alexander) @ Grizzlies

8:00: Pistons @ Bucks (Bledsoe)

8:00: Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk) @ Timberwolves (Towns)

8:00: Mavericks @ Pelicans (Davis, An. Harrison, Miller, Randle)

10:30 (ESPN): Spurs @ Lakers (Rondo-out)


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