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BBNBA: Someone Get P.J. Washington in the Dunk Contest

(Bob Leverone/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Bob Leverone/NBAE via Getty Images)

Good morning, folks. P.J. Washington did his best Hamidou Diallo impression on Tuesday night. Let’s talk NBA.


P.J. Washington: NBA Dunk Contest candidate

  • Not only did Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington post 16 points, three rebounds, and three assists on 6-9 shooting, he damn near broke a couple of rims in the process.

  • Thanks to a massive night from the Hornets bench, they were able to steal an overtime victory from the Indiana Pacers, 122-120. Malik Monk appeared in 14 minutes for Charlotte, adding just four points, two rebounds, and three assists on 2-8 shooting from the field. Unfortunately, Washington suffered a lower left leg contusion in the second-half and is currently listed as day-to-day.

SGA is the smoothest point guard in the NBA

  • Totaling a BBNBA-high of 24 points on 9-14 shooting (3-5 from deep) from the field, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander cruised to a 102-94 victory over the Orlando Magic. Fellow former ‘Cats, Nerlens Noel and Hamidou Diallo, combined for 11 points and 11 rebounds in the Thunder win.

Murray and Nuggets blow out Heat

  • The Miami Heat were on the opposite end of a blowout victory on Tuesday night. After destroying the Houston Rockets by 29 points just two days ago, Miami fell 109-89 to the Denver Nuggets behind 21 points, five rebounds, and four assists from Jamal Murray. 

  • For the Heat, neither of Bam Adebayo or Tyler Herro had great games. Adebayo registered six points and 11 rebounds but on 2-9 shooting while Herro contributed just two points in 15 minutes.

Other notes

  • Anthony Davis dealt with foul trouble for the Los Angeles Lakers in its comeback win over the Chicago Bulls, but he still managed 15 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.
  • Trey Lyles dominated the boards in 19 minutes for the San Antonio Spurs. Starting as the small-ball center once again, Lyles pulled in 13 rebounds to go along with his eight points despite the Spurs losing 108-100 to the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Check out the full stat sheet below.


PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC)102-94 W vs. ORL249-14 (3-5)32111+1435
Jamal Murray (DEN)109-89 W vs. MIA219-15 (1-2)54205+1732
P.J. Washington Jr. (CHA)122-120 W vs. IND (OT)166-9 (0-2)33101-1624
Anthony Davis (LAL)118-112 W @ CHI156-15 (1-2)73133-431
Trey Lyles (SAS)100-108 L @ ATL83-4 (1-2)121010-819
Brandon Knight (CLE)113-119 L vs. BOS62-4 (2-4)21000-312
Hamidou Diallo (OKC)102-94 W vs. ORL62-5 (0-1)61220-422
Bam Adebayo (MIA)89-109 L @ DEN62-9 (0-0)113021-1924
Nerlens Noel (OKC)102-94 W vs. ORL51-2 (0-0)52012+216
Malik Monk (CHA)122-120 W vs. IND (OT)42-8 (0-4)23010-1214
Tyler Herro (MIA)89-109 L @ DEN21-4 (0-1)31103-615
Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN)109-89 W vs. MIA00-000001+11
Enes Kanter (BOS)119-113 W @ CLEDNP-Knee----------------
Rajon Rondo (LAL)118-112 W @ CHIDNP-Calf----------------
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)122-120 W vs. IND (OT)DNP-CD----------------
Keldon Johnson (SAS)100-108 L @ ATLDNP-Inactive----------------


7:00: Knicks (Knox, Randle) @ Pistons

7:00: Wizards (Wall-out) @ Pacers

7:30: Bulls @ Hawks

7:30: Kings (Fox, Gabriel) @ Raptors

7:30 (ESPN): Warriors (Cauley-Stein) @ Rockets

8:00: Timberwolves (Towns) @ Grizzlies

8:30: Magic @ Mavericks

9:00: 76ers @ Jazz

10:00 (ESPN): Bucks (Bledsoe) @ Clippers (Patterson)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

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

2 Comments for BBNBA: Someone Get P.J. Washington in the Dunk Contest

  1. BluemanGreen
    4:38 pm November 6, 2019 Permalink

    Good dunks by PJ but he has no chance dunking against real high risers like Lavine or Gordon or Jones or a ton of others but the winner this year over all of them will be a Kentucky boy for sure…
    Sickest hops in the game.

    • JASUN74
      5:36 pm November 6, 2019 Permalink

      He’s not a Kentucky boy though. He’s from South Carolina. I do agree that he’s a high riser.