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BBNBA: Booker’s Buzzer-Beater and Career-High vs. AD’s Pelicans

Derrick E. Hingle | USA Today Sports

Derrick E. Hingle | USA Today Sports

Devin Booker was absolutely incredible against Anthony Davis’ New Orleans Pelicans.  Even when the game was close, the Pelicans didn’t stand a chance.  Booker dropped a career-high 38 points on 13-22(!) shooting.  Here is a good compilation of a highlights, including the step-back buzzer-beater that forced overtime.

 

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
41 13-22   3-7 9-9   0  4  3  0  0  6  +2  38

Jay-Z once said, “Don’t let me into my zone.”  Booker was so far into his zone last night, he was throwing up And 1’s from behind the goal IN OVERTIME.  Unbelievable.

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Anthony Davis, Pelicans (112-111 OT Loss vs. PHX)

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
43 7-11   0-1 8-12   2 9  11  2  1  4  1  -4  22

Davis had a “good” night, but not by his recent standards.  Arguably the best Pelican on the court was his National Championship teammate, Terrence Jones, who hit him with the Kentucky connection a few times.

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Terrence Jones, Pelicans (112-111 OT Loss vs. PHX)

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
28 9-14   1-3 0-4  2 5  7  6  1  4  1 0  -3  19

It was The Real T Jones’ best night as a Pelican, finishing just a few boards shy of a double-double.  When the game got close near the end, the ball was in his hands.

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Julius Randle, Lakers (117-97 OT Win vs. Golden State)

Before I give you a rundown of the other Kentucky Suns, I must mention Julius Randle’s performance against the Golden State Warriors.  It was good.

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
30 10-18   0-1 0-0  6 8  14  2  1  1  5  +9  20

KD and the Warriors couldn’t contain Randle, who led the Lakers in points, rebounds and minutes.  No matter what they tried, even three guys couldn’t stop Randle.

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Eric Bledsoe, Suns (112-111 OT win vs. NOLA)

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
36 7-13  2-6 1-3   2 5  7  4  0  0  3  +16  17

Bledsoe played well alongside Booker, allowing him to shoot the J while he penetrated the lane, finishing this AND 1 over AD.

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Brandon Knight, Suns (112-111 OT win vs. NOLA)

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
23 4-10 1-3 1-1   0 1  1  1  1  0  2 -25  10

Knight was the only Cat that struggled for Phoenix (Tyler Ulis did not play). The only way to describe -25 is brutal.

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John Wall, Wizards (95-92 win vs. ATL)

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
33 7-17   1-2 6-8  3 7  10  6  2  0  2  +2  21

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Trey Lyles, Jazz (100-86 Loss to the Spurs)

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
29 1-8 1-4 3-4  2 5  7  2  1  1  0 -12  6
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Hornets (99-95 Win over the Nets)

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
34 3-5 0-0 0-0  2 8  10  2  2  1  0 -6  6

The Kidd didn’t have stat-sheet-stuffer, but he did all of the little things and that’s what makes MKG great. He did manage to get a dunk or two in there too.

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Rajon Rondo, Bulls (117-104 Loss to the Knicks)

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
30 2-10 0-2 0-0  1 4  5  5  1  0  2 2 -16  4
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Andrew Harrison, Grizzlies (99-88 Loss to LAC)

Wade Baldwin is beginning to steal Harrison’s minutes as the Grizzlies’ backup point guard. His brother Aaron did not play for the Hornets.

Min FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
3 0-1 0-1 0-0  0 0  0  1  0  0  1 -10  00

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR