- In case you missed it earlier this week, former Kentucky big man Isaac Humphries was signed by the Atlanta Hawks for the remainder of the season. After leaving Kentucky to play for the Sydney Kings in the NBL of Australia, Humphries took home Rookie of the Year honors in his first season as a pro. The 7-footer spent this season for the Hawks’ G-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, where he started 34 of 46 games and averaged 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per contest.
Today was the first time that Humphries suited up for the Hawks and he was able to get on the board in the scoring column just before the end of the first quarter. The Hawks may have lost to the Spurs, but it was a night that Humphries will never forget as he finished with 4 points, 5 rebounds, and a steal in his NBA debut. Here’s what Humphries had to say about getting signed to an NBA contract.
On his way back to Australia, @IsaacHumphries7 got a phone call he had been signed to the Hawks.
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— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 3, 2019
- Russell Westbrook absolutely dominated in Oklahoma City’s 119-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers last night. Westbrook finished with 20 points, 20 rebounds, and 21 assists. Yes, you read that right, he had a 20-20-20 game, only the second one in NBA history. Secondarily in this game, former Cat Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double of his own, with 7 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists. For the Thunder, Nerlens Noel had 7 points, 3 rebounds, and a block in 15 minutes, while Hamidou Diallo played less than a minute and Patrick Patterson didn’t check in.
- The Sacramento Kings were completely overmatched by James Harden’s 36 points, as the Houston Rockets picked up the 25-point win. Both De’Aaron Fox and Willie Cauley-Stein struggled last night, finishing with a combined 11 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 turnovers. Fox shot just 3 of 8 from the field, while WCS made just one of his seven attempts.
- The top teams in the Western Conference were flexing their muscles last night, as the Golden State Warriors beat up on the Denver Nuggets in a similar fashion to the Rockets’ win over the Kings. The Warriors were led in scoring, rebounds, and blocks by DeMarcus Cousins. Boogie racked up 28 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.
|Isaac Humphries||117-111 loss to Spurs||4||2-9 (0-3)||5||0||1||0||0||+1||18|
|DeMarcus Cousins||116-102 win over Nuggets||28||12-17 (2-4)||12||5||2||2||5||+11||29|
|Jamal Murray||116-102 loss to Warriors||17||6-14 (1-5)||4||3||5||0||2||-12||29|
|Trey Lyles||116-102 loss to Warriors||7||2-5 (0-2)||1||2||1||0||1||+2||18|
|Jarred Vanderbilt||116-102 loss to Warriors||10||4-4 (0-0)||3||0||1||0||0||+16||7|
|De'Aaron Fox||130-105 loss to Rockets||9||3-8 (0-1)||2||5||0||1||4||-21||24|
|Willie Cauley-Stein||116-102 loss to Warriors||2||1-7 (0-0)||5||0||0||0||0||-12||21|
|Rajon Rondo||119-103 loss to Thunder||7||3-11 (0-4)||10||9||1||1||4||-25||36|
|Nerlens Noel||119-103 win over Lakers||7||3-4 (0-0)||3||1||0||1||1||-10||15|
|Hamidou Diallo||116-102 loss to Warriors||0||0-0 (0-0)||0||0||0||0||0||+0||1|
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) April 3, 2019
Teamwork makes the dream work pic.twitter.com/w5WeF3EavG
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) April 3, 2019
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) April 3, 2019
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 3, 2019
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