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BBNBA: Kentucky Duo Takes Down Booker, Suns

Good morning, folks. Bam AdebayoTyler Herro, and the Miami Heat got the best of Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns. Let’s talk NBA.


PJ swattin’ everything

  • Former Charlotte Hornets guard (now a member of the Boston Celtics) Kemba Walker made an emotional return to North Carolina for the first time since signing with Boston in the offseason. Walker finished with 14 points on 4-12 shooting for the Celtics, who created one tear-jerking highlight video honoring the all-time greatest Hornet.
  • Enes Kanter sat out his sixth straight game with a knee contusion for the Celtics.
  • The Hornets would get blown out in this one, losing 108-87 after a second-half surge from the Celtics. But it was Washington’s defense that I wanted to highlight from his outing on Thursday night. The forward posted only four points – a season-low – but he added eight rebounds and five blocks that had me out of my seat for every single one of them. One of them came against former Tennessee forward Grant Williams and I couldn’t help but grin a little bit wider for that one.

  • Malik Monk added four points on 1-3 shooting in 21 minutes for Charlotte.

Heat too much for the Suns

  • The Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns both came into this game with surprising 5-2 records. But it was the team from South Beach that came away with its sixth win of the season (124-108) behind two magnificent halves from Jimmy Butler and then Goran Dragic.
  • Adebayo had another fantastic showing, registering a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double in addition to six assists and five steals. Herro had the opportunity to go up against one of the players he’s modeled his game after, Devin Booker, and poured in 15 points on 3-4 shooting from deep. In case you missed it, here’s a great article on the two and recent their bond.

  • Booker posted a BBNBA-high 22 points on 6-13 shooting to go along with three rebounds and five assists.

Other notes

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder fell on the road to the San Antonio Spurs, 112-121. SGA registered 21 points on 9-18 shooting while his Kentucky teammates, Nerlens Noel and Hamidou Diallo, added seven points, six rebounds and 11 points on 5-9 shooting, respectively.
  • Trey Lyles received the start once again for the Spurs and contributed eight points and four rebounds in 20 minutes as the small-ball center.
  • Check out the full stat sheet below.


PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Devin Booker (PHX)108-124 L vs. MIA226-13 (2-4)35106035
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC)112-121 L @ SAS219-18 (0-1)13002-934
Bam Adebayo (MIA)124-108 W @ PHX156-9 (0-1)106512+134
Tyler Herro (MIA)124-108 W @ PHX156-12 (3-4)22100+1428
Hamidou Diallo (OKC)112-121 L @ SAS115-9 (1-1)22201+131
Trey Lyles (SAS)121-112 W vs. OKC83-5 (2-2)41000+1220
Nerlens Noel (OKC)112-121 L @ SAS73-3 (0-0)62211-419
Patrick Patterson (LAC)107-101 W vs. POR62-7 (1-4)31000-320
PJ Washington Jr. (CHA)87-108 L vs. BOS41-8 (0-1)82051-1227
Malik Monk (CHA)87-108 L vs. BOS41-3 (0-2)02002-121
Skal Labissiere (POR)101-107 L @ LAC42-3 (0-0)31011020
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)87-108 L vs. BOSDNP-CD----------------
Keldon Johnson (SAS)121-112 W vs. OKCDNP-Inactive----------------
Enes Kanter (BOS)108-87 W @ CHADNP-Knee----------------


7:00: Pistons @ Pacers

7:00: Grizzlies @ Magic

7:00 (ESPN): Cavaliers (Knight) @ Wizards (Wall-out)

7:30: Hawks @ Kings (Fox, Gabriel)

8:00: Warriors (Cauley-Stein) @ Timberwolves (Towns)

8:00: Raptors @ Pelicans (Miller-out)

8:30: Knicks (Knox, Randle) @ Mavericks

9:00: 76ers @ Nuggets (Murray, Vanderbilt)

9:00: Bucks (Bledsoe) @ Jazz

10:00: Nets @ Trail Blazers (Labissiere)

10:30 (NBATV): Heat (Adebayo, Herro) @ Lakers (Davis, Rondo-doubtful)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA. Follow me on Twitter: @ZackGeoghegan

3 Comments for BBNBA: Kentucky Duo Takes Down Booker, Suns

  1. Matt10
    11:56 am November 8, 2019 Permalink

    Great share on that Booker Herro article. Thanks

    • Ridge Runner
      12:05 pm November 8, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed, good info…

    • trumpetguy
      2:00 pm November 8, 2019 Permalink

      Both these guy play free, easy, an confident. No need to have shot clock issues in college, but we do.