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BBNBA: Kings Win Again, Wolves Drop Fifth Straight


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Good morning, folks. The Minnesota Timberwolves players may or may not still be in the most awkward situation ever. Let’s talk NBA.

RECAP

Hornets – 132 @ 76ers – 133 (OT)

  • The Charlotte Hornets were down by 21 at one point but came all the way the back to take the lead with just over a minute left. Unfortunately, Joel Embiid was wayyyy too much for the Hornets (he poured in 42..), but it was a thriller down the stretch. Malik Monk had a huge and-one in overtime. He also shot 19 times and only connected on four of them *shrugging emoji*. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 12 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.

Nets – 112 @ Nuggets – 110

  • Jamal Murray and Trey Lyles couldn’t muster up enough offense late in the game to pull this one out for Denver. It was an expectedly exhilarating game from start to finish and ended with a Caris LeVert game-winner, but the Nuggets now get knocked to 9-3 on the season. Murray had 16 points (5-14 from the field) and five assists while Lyles brought in 10 points of his own, shooting 3-7 and executing this fantastic reverse layup.

  • Also, the fan who caught Murray’s ball when Kyrie Irving launched it into oblivion after being definitely not mad about Murray going for 50 points the other night, brought the ball back.

Timberwolves – 110 @ Kings – 121

  • De’Aaron Fox and Willie Cauley-Stein did the damn thing again. This time taking down those poor, poor Timberpups. Fox was outstanding. Outside of a couple rushed plays in the fourth quarter, he played an excellent game. He contributed 16 points, 10 assists, and two impressive blocks on Derrick Rose.
  • WCS was hitting from everywhere. He hit a pull-up three with zero hesitation that surprised the hell out of everyone in the arena, including me. If he wanted to get to the rim, he had no issue doing so. His defense against Towns was spotty, but Cauley-Stein’s 25 points on 11-16 shooting plus – and most importantly – the win, is something he’ll live with.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns woke up for this game – and Jimmy Butler even played, too! Towns went for 39 points on 15-27 shooting to go along with 19 rebounds. He was attacking the paint, receiving the ball in the post, he didn’t settle for nearly as many jumpers, and just looked generally interested in everything that was happening around him. His efforts fell short, though, and the Wolves have now dropped five straight. Who’s that guy they should trade again?
  • Skal Labissiere has been completely wiped out of the Kings’ rotation. He’s appeared in only five games so far and has yet to register more than 10 minutes. His DNP against the Wolves was his second straight and with a rough schedule ahead of them, he might not see the court unless the Kings are down 20-plus (which is still a possibility).

Other notes

  • John Wall had 19 points, seven rebounds, and 12 assists. His Wizards also lost to the Orlando Magic and it wasn’t particularly close until the closing minutes of the game. Whatever is happening in D.C. is tragic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team with as much talent as the Wizards play so poorly. I’m tired of talking about it at this point. Just move the franchise to the Dakotas or something so I don’t have to hear about it anymore. But, since it’s John Wall, we still get beautiful moves such as this one.

  • Bam Adebayo played in only seven minutes against the Indiana Pacers. Adebayo is fighting for minutes against Hassan Whiteside/Kelly Olynyk and he’s currently losing. Luckily, it’s a long season.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)110-121 L @ SAC2915-27 (2-5)191014-539
Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)121-110 W vs. MIN2511-16 (1-1)51001028
John Wall (WAS)108-117 L @ ORL199-21 (0-3)712213+342
Jamal Murray (DEN)110-112 L vs. BKN165-14 (0-1)25102-640
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)121-110 W vs. MIN163-7 (1-1)410120+1333
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)132-133 OT L @ PHI123-8 (0-0)122000+526
Malik Monk (CHA)132-133 OT L @ PHI124-19 (2-10)34000+127
Trey Lyles (DEN)110-112 L vs. BKN103-7 (0-0)32010-121
Alex Poythress (ATL)109-124 L vs. DET31-3 (1-2)20000+610
Bam Adebayo (MIA)102-110 L vs. IND31-1 (0-0)10001+27
Skal Labissiere (SAC)121-110 W vs. MINDNP-CD----------------
Isaiah Briscoe (ORL)117-108 W vs. WASDNP-CD----------------
Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN)110-112 L vs. BKNDNP-Foot----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

3:00: Knicks (Kanter, Knox) @ Raptors

3:30: Bucks (Bledsoe, Meeks-suspended) @ Clippers (Gilgeous-Alexander)

7:00: Suns (Booker) @ Pelicans (Davis, Miller, Randle)

8:00: Wizards (Wall) @ Heat (Adebayo)

8:00: Cavaliers (An. Harrison) @ Bulls

8:00: 76ers @ Grizzlies

8:30 (NBATV): Rockets (Knight-out) @ Spurs

8:30: Nets @ Warriors (Cousins-out)

9:00: Thunder (Diallo, Noel, Patterson) @ Mavericks

10:00 Lakers (Rondo) @ Kings (Cauley-Stein, Fox, Labissiere)


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5 responses to “BBNBA: Kings Win Again, Wolves Drop Fifth Straight”

  1. michaelb

    Willie C-S all star season for the first time ! Keep it goin bro

  2. BeejeCat

    KAT have 29 or 39? Says both.

  3. syrin23

    Malik Monk really isn’t that good. I thought he would do really well in the NBA, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all.

  4. bhb71

    KAT is about to go for 50 next game

  5. JASUN74

    The Kings have been my favorite team for three or four year just because of being the underdogs and all that but they have a good young group now and a really fun playing style. I love them and the Pelicans and watch every game I’ve had the league pass for three years and it’s the greatest thing ever. Lol. Win or lose I’m with the Kings first then the Pelicans. Lol. A couple trades could change that quick though. Lol. They’ve got to keep Fox, Willie, Bagley and Buddy Love. Lol. Guys you got to watch some of their games, I promise you’ll be happy you did. Win or lose they just don’t give up and play their butts off. Soo fun up and down quick basketball. I can’t say enough so far.