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BBNBA: AD Drops 31 Points in the LeBron v. Luka Showdown

(Jesse D. Garrabrant | Getty Images)

(Jesse D. Garrabrant | Getty Images)

Good afternoon, folks. Did you stay up to watch an epic showdown between the GOAT and LeBron James? Let’s talk NBA.

RECAP

The Kings finally got that first dub

  • The Sacramento Kings are experiencing its worst-case scenario season right now. Well, things could be worse, actually. Starting the season 0-5 with expectations that they could compete for a playoff spot could only be made worse if something were to happen to De’Aaron Fox *knocks on wood*. But on Friday night, they finally got over that winless hump and beat a good Utah Jazz team 102-101 in Sac-Town.
  • Fox was the star, posting 25 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists on 8-17 shooting. Outside of a missed open dunk, Fox was special all night. When he’s hitting circus shots in traffic like this one, you know he’s going to have one of those nights.

  • Harrison Barnes snagged an offensive rebound leading to a putback lay-in with under three seconds left that put the Kings ahead and ultimately gave them the first win of the season. Also, those Kings unis are *multiple fire emojis*

Anthony Davis adds 31 in the LeBron v. Luka duel

  • The headline from the Los Angeles Lakers overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks is rightfully focused on LeBron James and Luka Doncic’s epic showdown. They were the youngest (Doncic, 20) and oldest (James, 34) players to record triple-doubles of at least 30 points and 15 assists. One GOAT passing the torch to the next. Love to see it.

  • Lost in the stardom of a Hollywood-esque matchup was Anthony Davis, who posted a BBNBA-high 31 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks.

Other notes

  • Eric Bledsoe had maybe his best outing of the season in a blowout win for the Milwaukee Bucks over the Orlando Magic. The point guard registered 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists with only one turnover in 27 minutes.
  • Julius Randle, on the other hand, possibly played his worst game of the young season. The big man turned the ball over six times (he’s averaging 4.7 turnovers per game in six appearances) and added only eight points on 3-7 shooting. He did manage 10 rebounds and five assists but did the Knicks no favors in a two-point loss to the Boston Celtics. Kevin Knox contributed 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists for New York.
  • Brandon Knight made his season debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers, going scoreless in six minutes of action.
  • Finally, Willie Cauley-Stein played his second game of the season after returning from injury and he’s still slowly being worked back onto the court. WCS played 17 minutes in the Golden State Warriors 127-110 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, posting six points and five rebounds on 3-7 shooting. On the other side of the court, Trey Lyles continues his string of starting as the small-ball center for the Spurs and he corralled a career-high 14 rebounds in addition to three assists in 28 minutes. He shot 0-4 from the field and didn’t register a point, but if he’s dominating the glass like he was on Friday I don’t think Gregg Popovich will mind all that much.
  • Check out the full stat sheet below.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Anthony Davis (LAL)119-110 W @ DAL (OT)3115-28 (0-5)82221+1242
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)102-101 W vs. UTA258-17 (0-1)54013+736
Eric Bledsoe (MIL)123-91 W @ ORL188-15 (2-7)66101+1527
Kevin Knox (NYK)102-104 L @ BOS125-12 (2-7)43100+428
Julius Randle (NYK)102-104 L @ BOS83-7 (0-3)105106-533
Willie Cauley-Stein (GSW)110-127 L vs. SAS63-7 (0-0)50100-417
Brandon Knight (CLE)95-102 L @ IND00-3 (0-2)00001-106
Trey Lyles (SAS)127-110 W @ GSW00-4 (0-3)143000+328
Enes Kanter (BOS)104-102 W vs. NYKDNP-Knee----------------
Rajon Rondo (LAL)119-110 W @ DAL (OT)DNP-Calf----------------
Wenyen Gabriel (SAC)102-101 W vs. UTADNP-CD----------------
Keldon Johnson (SAS)127-110 W @ GSWDNP-Inactive----------------

TODAY IN THE NBA

5:00: Pelicans (Miller-out) @ Thunder (Diallo, Gilgeous-Alexander, Noel)

7:00: Nets @ Pistons

7:00 (NBATV): Nuggets (Murray, Vanderbilt) @ Magic

8:00: Timberwolves (Towns) @ Wizards (Wall-out)

8:00: Suns (Booker) @ Grizzlies

8:00: Raptors @ Bucks (Bledsoe)

8:30: Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk, Washington) @ Warriors (Cauley-Stein)

10:00 (NBATV): 76ers @ Trail Blazers (Labissiere)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

7 Comments for BBNBA: AD Drops 31 Points in the LeBron v. Luka Showdown



  1. msnthrop
    1:32 pm November 2, 2019 Permalink

    I doubt AD will be able play this many minutes per game over the entire season…



    • gobble gobble
      3:44 pm November 2, 2019 Permalink

      Zach… KAT is suspended 2 games. You get paid to do this



    • 4everUKBlue
      4:22 pm November 2, 2019 Permalink

      gg you should just start your own sports site, then we could pick you apart.



  2. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    3:00 pm November 2, 2019 Permalink

    Not going to see too many AD games. Just can’t tolerate LeBron. I can live with the fact that he’s a greedy arsehole but I can’t deal with him simultaneously acting righteously indignant when others point out the obvious. He’s a punk.



    • nick1010
      4:11 pm November 2, 2019 Permalink

      Idc if you don’t agree with Lebrons views, i kno I don’t but that don’t change the fact the he’s one of the best of all time. And if you know basketball then you can appreciate the greatness. Love watching him play ball, and does a lot for his community. Have to respect that



  3. nick1010
    4:14 pm November 2, 2019 Permalink

    That’s the problem with people today, don’t know how to be open and work through things, all it is I’m right your wrong, what a society



  4. The Original WTF Guy
    10:07 am November 3, 2019 Permalink

    Zack, there can only ever be on GOAT. Whether that is Lebron is up for debate, but he can’t pass the title to another. Furthermore, there is a guy named Anthiny Davis who is ahead of Donic on the potential GOAT list.