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BBNBA: Knox Sets New Career High, WCS Hits Game-Winner


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Good afternoon, folks. Kevin Knox set a new career-high of 26 points against the Milwaukee Bucks. Let’s talk NBA.

RECAP

Bucks – 134 @ Knicks – 136 (OT)

  • The New York Knicks didn’t back down from the second-best team in the Eastern Conference on Saturday night as Kevin Knox easily set a new career-high in points by scoring 26 on 9-20 shooting (5-12 from three). After a slow start, an injured ankle, and some fan criticism, Knox finally had his breakout game. He also added four rebounds and four assists in a thrilling game that needed extra time to decide the winner.

  • Enes Kanter had a quiet night in comparison, but was still solid overall, scoring eight points on 4-6 shooting to go along with seven rebounds.
  • For the Bucks, Eric Bledsoe played one of his best games of the season as he posted a stat line of 27 points, five rebounds, seven assists, and two steals.

Pacers – 110 @ Kings – 111 

  • The Kings aren’t going anywhere just yet thanks to a Willie Cauley-Stein’s go-ahead game-winning basket with 16 seconds left that helped lift his Sacramento squad over the Indiana Pacers. WCS had 17 points on 8-13 shooting, but no two were more important than his putback dunk following a De’Aaron Fox missed layup.

  • Fox struggled from the field, going 4-16 for 15 points, but also contributed four rebounds, six assists, and four steals.

Other notes

  • John Wall led the BBNBA in scoring on Saturday night as he went for 30 points on 12-24 shooting (3-6 from three) in addition to his five rebounds and nine assists. The Wizards beat the Nets and are now 7-5 over their last 12 games, but haven’t been able to pull themselves out of their early season hole. The Wizards aren’t fixed, but they’re in the process.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves couldn’t top Gordon Hayward’s best performance with the Boston Celtics thus far (Hayward had 30 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists) but he did score 20 points while grabbing nine rebounds.
  • Brandon Knight has been recalled from the G League after he scored 16 points and dished out five assists for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. This was his first in-game action since tearing his ACL back in the 2016-17 season. It’s unclear exactly when Knight will return to action with the Rockets, but he’s inching closer and closer.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
John Wall (WAS)102-88 W vs. BKN3012-24 (3-6)59102+1436
Eric Bledsoe (MIL)134-136 OT L @ NYK2711-18 (3-6)57202-136
Kevin Knox (NYK)136-134 OT W vs. MIL269-20 (5-12)44112+536
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)109-118 L vs. BOS206-15 (2-6)91112-1237
Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)111-110 W vs. IND178-13 (0-0)133103-533
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)111-110 W vs. IND154-16 (0-2)46416-336
Enes Kanter (NYK)136-134 OT W vs. MIL84-6 (0-0)72001-426
Brandon Knight (HOU)121-105 W vs. HOUDNP-G League----------------
Andrew Harrison (CLE)95-106 L vs. TORDNP-CD----------------
Skal Labissiere (SAC)111-110 W vs. INDDNP-CD----------------
DeMarcus Cousins (GSW)102-111 L @ DETDNP-Achilles----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

3:30: Suns (Booker-questionable) @ Lakers (Rondo-out)

5:00: Pelicans (Davis, Miller, Randle) @ Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk)

6:00: Jazz @ Heat (Adebayo)

6:00: Grizzlies @ 76ers

7:00: Clippers (Gilgeous-Alexander) @ Mavericks

7:00: Trail Blazers @ Spurs


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Article written by Zack Geoghegan

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