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BBNBA: Boogie Returns and SGA Ties Career-High

(Photo via NBC Sports Bay Area)

(Photo via NBC Sports Bay Area)

Good afternoon, folks. DeMarcus Cousins returned to the court on Friday night for the first time in nearly a year. It was everything we could have imagined and more. Let’s talk NBA.

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[32-14] Warriors – 112 @ [24-21] Clippers – 94

  • It finally happened, DeMarcus Cousins is back in an NBA uniform and dominating like he never left. In his first game back since tearing his Achilles last January, Boogie scored 14 points on 5-11 shooting (3-4 from three) in addition to six rebounds and three assists. Cousins only played 15 minutes before fouling out, which actually resulted in a vivacious – yet slightly sarcastic – helping of cheers from the mostly Warriors crowd in Staples Center. In fact, the Golden State fans were fawning over Cousins any chance they got. They were dying to root for him, can you blame them though?

  • Cousins scored the Warriors first – and his first as a member of the reigning champs – points on a beautiful slam dunk via a pocket pass from Kevin Durant out of the pick-and-roll and it was beautiful.

  • ”I felt like a kid on Christmas,” Cousins said. ”This was probably one of the best days of my life being back on the floor playing the game that I love.”
  • Cousins was rightfully the main attraction, but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander quietly tied his career-high with 24 points for the Clippers. SGA shot 7-17 from the field and registered three rebounds, five assists, and three steals. He also played a career-high 42 minutes.

Other notes

  • Karl-Anthony Towns played only 21 total minutes before fouling out against the San Antonio Spurs. He still managed 23 points and six rebounds, but after picking up his fourth foul early into the second half, the Spurs were able to control the game and ultimately come out with the win.
  • For the New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis led both his team and the BBNBA in scoring with 27 points, but his squad was whooped by the Portland Trail Blazers 128-112. Julius Randle contributed 19 points and nine rebounds while Darius Miller added five points.
  • Isaiah Briscoe clocked 20 minutes for his second consecutive game, scoring six points on 3-6 shooting in addition to four rebounds and three assists. This is the sixth straight game in which Briscoe has topped at least 15 minutes of playing time. He had done so only twice before this recent stretch. The Orlando Magic are making a legitimate NBA player out of Briscoe.
  • Check out the full stat sheet below.


PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Anthony Davis (NOP)112-128 L @ POR279-17 (0-0)72011-2535
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (LAC)94-112 L vs. GSW247-17 (0-3)35302-1042
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)113-116 L vs. SAS238-17 (1-6)61003-1021
Julius Randle (NOP)112-128 L @ POR198-16 (1-3)94124-1636
DeMarcus Cousins (GSW)112-94 W @ LAC145-11 (3-4)63111+2115
Bam Adebayo (MIA)93-98 L @ DET94-4 (0-0)61012-426
Isaiah Briscoe (ORL)115-117 L vs. BKN63-6 (0-2)43001+320
Darius Miller (NOP)112-128 L @ POR51-5 (0-2)21010+325


3:30 (ABC): Thunder (Diallo, Noel, Patterson) @ Sixers

5:00: Suns (Booker) @ Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk)

7:00: Kings (Cauley-Stein, Fox, Labissiere) @ Pistons

7:00: Mavericks @ Pacers

7:00: Bucks (Bledsoe) @ Magic (Briscoe)

7:30: Celtics @ Hawks (Poythress-out)

7:30: Grizzlies @ Raptors

8:00: Heat (Adebayo) @ Bulls

8:30 (ABC): Lakers (Rondo-out) @ Rockets (Knight)

10:00: Cavaliers @ Nuggets (Lyles, Murray, Vanderbilt)

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Article written by Zack Geoghegan

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15 Comments for BBNBA: Boogie Returns and SGA Ties Career-High

  1. omegagavin
    1:36 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

    Why is comments disabled on the Covington Catholic story?

    • runningunnin.454
      2:16 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      Probably didn’t want a political food fight. I just don’t understand why they were bothering the Native Americans. The Indians were here first; maybe they should have built a wall.

    • truthteller
      2:33 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      And no one fessed up to writing it. The article was written by “KSR”.

      Geez, get over the politics, KSR. People come to sports to escape that garbage not to hear your opinions on it.

    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      2:33 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      Actually ancient Europeans were here before the Indians. Need to go back further than grade school history =)

    • bigbluebanana
      3:17 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      That’s just stupid cousins, just plain stupid. The first indigenous people’s came to America roughly 20,000 years ago across the Bering land bridge. These were Inuit people from Siberia and Asia, which are direct descendent of the American Indian. The first Europeans to come to America, were the Vikings, who first set foot here around the year 985, which is barely 1000 years ago. I know you like to stir the pot when subjects become touchy here and involve race, but shit your mouth and stay in your lane you moron.

    • runningunnin.454
      3:30 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      True bbb; these were peoples primarily from Mongolia and Siberia that crossed the land bridge of Beringia, and were the ancestors of the American Indian. If he confuses them with the European “white man” of the Europen contact, perhaps he should go back to grade school.

    • runningunnin.454
      9:07 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      “how about that”, ha ha ha. United Kingdom tabloid archaeology. What does the National Enquirer say about it?
      My friend, I’m afraid genetic research is more definite than, “Hey, that ol’ tool looks like another ol’ tool”.

    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      2:55 pm January 21, 2019 Permalink

      Smithsonian is hardly tabloid archaeology. But hey, if you want to drive your narrative regardless of facts, you go girl! No one needs facts these days anyways.

  2. Cousins Fake Tooth
    2:32 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

    Funny how the political stuff is shoved down your throats here, and then when it is, comments are disabled. Kinda reminds me of a certain type of censorship from the 1940s.

    • truthteller
      2:38 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      It’s a weak point that doesn’t allow discussion. I think them turning the comments off tells a lot about it.

  3. Steady
    8:40 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

    Liberal lies as always.

    The native American man APPROACHED the kids!

    “Covington Catholic student bothering elder man” yet here is evidence of the man approaching them during their school cheer not disturbing anyone. Doesn’t make sense

    — maria judy (@mariajudy_) January 19, 2019

    More video shows the elderly man beating the drum in the child’s face.

    On Saturday the fake news media blamed the children for harassing the Native American man.

    (Obviously, from the video the reverse is true — but we are talking about the fake news media.)

  4. Smyrna_Cat
    11:43 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

    Sorry. What the kids were doing was disrespectful.

  5. hartlines left arm
    3:38 am January 20, 2019 Permalink

    The Covington kids were waiting for their bus to arrive when the savages walked over beating drums in the kids faces and telling them to go back to Europe. Of course the leftist KSR would post fake news.

  6. hartlines left arm
    3:46 am January 20, 2019 Permalink

    The full video shows the true story unlike the ones posted by lefty snowflakes.