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BBNBA: Wall Goes Off on Refs, Davis Scores 41


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Good afternoon folks. John Wall was not happy with the refereeing during Friday night’s game. Let’s talk NBA.

RECAP

  • The Washington Wizards were blown out by the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday by a score of 98-123 as John Wall struggled to get anything going. He managed only 11 points on 4-15 shooting, but his frustrations won’t show up in the box score. Following the game, Wall had this to say about the referees: “Just cause I’m stronger than everybody I don’t get those calls,” Wall said. “I have no respect for them. They do their job. I do my job. I have nothing to say about them or nothing nice to say toward them.” He attempted only two foul shots in the game (so technically his frustrations did show up in the box score) and received a technical for clapping his hands after he believed the refs missed another call. Get that checkbook out, John. Following the loss, the Wizards now drop to 8-14.

Pelicans – 101 @ Heat – 106

  • Anthony Davis was the BBNBA’s leading scorer by a wideeee margin, scoring 41 points on 15-23 shooting while also pulling down nine rebounds. Unfortunately, he couldn’t help bring his Pelicans team all the way back from a 31-point second-quarter deficit. The Pellies managed to chip that lead all the way down to four points at one point, but could never get over the hump and the Miami Heat barely held on throughout the fourth quarter to take the much-needed victory.

  • Julius Randle was 2-6 from the field for eight points while Darius Miller was 0-2 and did not register a point. I’d say it’s safe to say that Davis is kinda important to New Orleans. Only two other Pelicans scored in double-figures – Jrue Holiday (21) and Nikola Mirotic (15) – and at one point Davis scored 11 straight points for the team.
  • With the loss, New Orleans falls to 2-10 on the road. They’re 9-2 at home…
  • The Miami Heat broke their six-game home losing streak with the win and Bam Adebayo recorded eight points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes.

Hawks – 109 @ Thunder – 124

  • Alex Poythress sat out his seventh straight game with an ankle injury. He is still listed as day-to-day – and has been for what feels like weeks now – so I’m not entirely sure what the issue is or if it’s anything more serious, but hopefully he can make a return to the court soon.
  • For the Oklahoma City Thunder, Patrick Patterson AND Nerlens Noel both had good games for what feels like the first time in, well, ever. Patterson – who hadn’t scored in the previous five games despite playing upwards of 60 minutes – connected on three three-pointers and contributed 13 points, three assists, and three steals. Noel – who was the second-leading BBNBA scorer of the night – added 14 points, seven rebounds, and three steals of his own on an impressive 6-7 shooting clip.
  • Hamidou Diallo was cleared to play for Friday’s game after missing the last three, but the Thunder elected not to play him. I still can’t believe less than two weeks after his injury, he’s already cleared to play basketball. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. That was a freaking miracle. But I’m excited for him to return, he’d been playing good basketball for a rookie and I hope this doesn’t slow him down at all.

Other notes

  • The Denver Nuggets got a big win over the Portland Trail Blazers despite poor shooting nights from both Jamal Murray and Trey Lyles. Murray was 2-13 for 10 points while Lyles was 2-7 for eight points. Gary Harris and Paul Millsap picked up the slack, but it just goes to show how good the Nuggets are that two of their best scorers can have bad nights and they’ll still find a way to beat a playoff team.
  • Devin Booker sat out the Phoenix Suns matchup against the Orlando Magic (surprising no one, Orlando won and held Phoenix to 85 only points) due to a toe injury. Booker apparently injured it in the previous game against the Los Angeles Clippers and was ruled out of Friday’s game shortly before tip – which the fantasy gamblers on Twitter were not happy about.
  • Check out the rest of the stats below.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Anthony Davis (NOP)101-106 L @ MIA4115-23 (2-5)92142+941
Nerlens Noel (OKC)124-109 W vs. ATL146-7 (0-0)70320+716
Patrick Patterson (OKC)124-109 W vs. ATL134-9 (3-8)13301021
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)111-119 L vs. UTA115-6 (1-1)20000-723
John Wall (WAS)98-123 L @ PHI114-15 (1-3)37302-1925
Jamal Murray (DEN)113-112 W @ POR102-13 (1-4)26102+635
Julius Randle (NOP)101-106 L @ MIA82-6 (0-1)102014-1425
Bam Adebayo (MIA)106-101 W vs. NOP84-5 (0-0)113011+1327
Trey Lyles (DEN)113-112 W @ POR82-7 (2-4)21101012
Andrew Harrison (CLE)95-128 L @ BOS72-4 (0-1)23101+516
Malik Monk (CHA)111-119 L vs. UTA21-4 (0-2)00001-15
Darius Miller (NOP)101-106 L @ MIA00-2 (0-1)10001-67
Isaiah Briscoe (ORL)99-85 W @ PHXDNP-CD----------------
Devin Booker (PHX)85-99 L vs. ORLDNP-Toe----------------
Alex Poythress (ATL)109-124 L @ OKCDNP-Ankle----------------
Hamidou Diallo (OKC)124-109 W vs. ATLDNP-Ankle----------------
Rajon Rondo (LAL)114-103 W vs. DALDNP-Hand----------------
Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN)113-112 W @ PORDNP-Foot----------------
Brandon Knight (HOU)136-105 W @ SASDNP- G League----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

5:00: Bucks (Bledsoe) @ Knicks (Kanter, Knox)

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

7:00: Nets @ Wizards (Wall)

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

8:00: Bulls @ Rockets (Knight-G League)

8:00 (NBATV): Celtics @ Timberwolves (Towns)

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


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One response to “BBNBA: Wall Goes Off on Refs, Davis Scores 41”

  1. mashburnfan1

    He is just following what he learned here from our fans, every loss is the Officials fault. I am sure they made 25 points worth of bad calls.