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Here is a place to have in depth, x's and o's, discussions on yesterday's games. Post-game discussions are linked in the table, keep your memes and reactions there.
Please keep your discussion of a particular game in the respective comment thread. All direct replies to this post will be removed.
|Golden State Warriors||Los Angeles Clippers||112 - 113||Link||Link|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Charlotte Hornets||123 - 117||Link||Link|
|Orlando Magic||Brooklyn Nets||101 - 129||Link||Link|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Detroit Pistons||110 - 101||Link||Link|
|Indiana Pacers||Miami Heat||144 - 129||Link||Link|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Chicago Bulls||118 - 124||Link||Link|
|Atlanta Hawks||Milwaukee Bucks||121 - 132||Link||Link|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Dallas Mavericks||126 - 120||Link||Link|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Phoenix Suns||109 - 116||Link||Link|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Utah Jazz||113 - 118||Link||Link|
|Denver Nuggets||Sacramento Kings||117 - 123||Link||Link|
|Houston Rockets||Los Angeles Lakers||97 - 107||Link||Link|
Highlight [Highlight] Side-by-side of 39 year old LeBron and 39 year old Vince Carter doing the exact same 360 layup out of the post
Courtside view of the exchange between Udoka and LeBron who appears to be saying: "Don't use that word too loosely with me."
[Mitchell Robinson] “So I’m getting a lot of questions on why I didn’t post about my high school coach coming to stay with me. Reason is because I did it for him not social media I genuinely wanted to help him stay strong and the whole situation I loved her as well she was like a mom to me”
Big Mitch just posted this to his X feed on why he didnt share the story of him letting his high school coach stay with him after the coach lost his wife. Mitch just being his humble self.
Here’s the video of the coach’s interview: https://streamable.com/fxzd76
Rockets coach Ime Udoka: "To kind of get punked by a [Lakers] team that's not known for physicality or punking people is not a good sign."
There are currently two players in the NBA averaging 50-40-90 shooting splits: Karl-Anthony Towns and Naz Reid.
KAT is currently averaging 22.2 on 50.3-41.8-91.1 shooting splits, while Naz is averaging 12.6ppg on 51.4-40-90.6 shooting splits.
This is not a post crowning either of them as the newest members of the 50-40-90 club; it's really early in the season and is kind of an arbitrary mark to begin with. Just a few days ago, Halli was also at 50-40-90. There's no guarantee that either Naz or KAT stay at 50-40-90 (in fact, I would be shocked if they did). But it's pretty remarkable that not only are the only two players currently averaging 50-40-90 shooting splits both centers, but they both play for the same team.
Jimmy Butler on the Miami Heat: “We stand right where we don’t want to be, which is very mediocre. Not good, not bad, just mediocre.”…“You talk about our offense, it’s been mediocre. You talk about our defense, it’s been mediocre.”
Jimmy Butler asked where he thinks this team stands 20 games into the season:
“We stand right where we don’t want to be, which is very mediocre. Not good, not bad, just mediocre.”
“You talk about our offense, it’s been mediocre. You talk about our defense, it’s been mediocre.”
[Buha] LeBron on what he and Ime Udoka were talking about during their double techs: “Thanksgiving. How much we enjoyed Thanksgiving.”
Highlight [Highlight] "30 in a row! 30 in a row! 30 in a row!" Luka strips Chet to set the actual Mavericks franchise record with 30 straight vs OKC.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are (almost) on pace to play the most minutes in their respective careers this season. A deviation from load management by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Since joining the Clippers in 2019, Kawhi and PG have been often sidelined due to injuries and load management -- but now with both healthy, they're playing, and playing A LOT, in what looks to be a huge deviation from the Clippers' previous load management strategy.
Kawhi and PG have played in all 19 games this season (including back to backs) -- Kawhi racking up 653 total minutes so far, PG with 676. They are 13th and 26th respectively in total minutes played this season.
If they were to keep up this pace (and not miss a single game, which is unlikely) Kawhi would be on pace for 2821 total minutes and PG on pace for 2919 total minutes. Kawhi has averaged 1789 total minutes per season since joining the Clippers (not accounting for the entire season he missed in '21-'22), and PG has averaged only 1564 total minutes per year. They are on pace to blow past those minutes totals by the all-star break.
PG was an ironman in Indiana and OKC, in his age 22 season he played 2972 total minutes. He played 2600+ total minutes in 6 of his first 9 seasons. Kawhi on the other hand is playing an unprecedented amount of minutes, his most minutes played in a season was 2474 at age 25 with San Antonio.
This all coming on the heels of the NBA stating their data does not support that load management prevents injury and their new Player Participation policy. The Clippers too seem to have scrapped their load management strategy this season.
The Clippers are 9-10 after 19 games.
Luka Doncic with a stunner tonight in Dallas: 36 points, 15 rebounds, 18 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals
What a game! On 11/22 FG and 5/13 from 3. He played 46 minutes and had 7 turnovers. And was the force behind a 30-0 run lol. Mavs lose to the Thunder.
Luka Dončić joins Oscar Robertson as the only other player to have multiple 35/15/15 games in NBA history
This has only been done 10 times in NBA history.
Oscar Robertson did it FIVE times.
Luka Dončić twice. 36/15/18 and 36/16/15
Nikola Jokić, James Harden and Wilt Chamberlain all did it once.
An even more impressive part about Luka's game is that he had an assist for every 2 points he scored. 36 points and 18 assists in last night's loss against the Thunder.
Highlight [Highlight] Cam Reddish walks into Tari Eason prior to Tari shooting free throws and gets T'd up. Prince also shoves Tari. Ime Udoka gets ejected. Lebron gets a technical.
Highlight [Highlight] Paul George hits the HUGE step-back three to give the Clippers the lead after being down 22 with 9s left!
Most efficient post-up players with at least 2 possessions per game: 1) Porzingis, 2) Tatum, 3) Harris, 4) AD, 5) KAT
Based on point per possession, these guys are the top 5:
(Player, Poss, PPP)
- Kristaps Porzingis, 2.1, 1.56
- Jayson Tatum, 2.9, 1.29
- Tobias Harris, 2.3, 1.21
- Anthony Davis, 4.4, 1.20
- Karl-Anthony Towns, 3.2, 1.18
Top 5 players with the most post-up possessions are:
- Nikola Jokic, 6.8, 1.13
- Joel Embiid, 6.1, 1.06
- Bam Adebayo, 5.0, 0.93
- Anthony Davis, 4.4, 1.20
- Julius Randle, 3.5, 0.90
AD is the only one being in both lists. Bam and Randle looking not very efficient posting up, but they still do a lot. Jokic, as usual, has the most post-ups with very respectable efficiency, shooting 57.3% from the field.
Other notable and interesting names:
- Devin Booker, 1.0, 1.56
- SGA, 1.7, 1.37
- Dario Saric 1.1, 1.29
- DeMar DeRozan, 2.3, 1.14
- Rudy Gobert, 1.4, 1.11
- LeBron James, 1.8, 1.03
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, 3.5, 0.82
- Zion Williamson, 3.2, 0.83
- Victor Wembanyama, 2.9, 0.89
The least efficient players with at least 1 possession per game:
- Evan Mobley, 1.1, 0.52
- Anthony Edwards, 1.1, 0.61
- Nikola Vucevic, 2.9, 0.72 (WOW)
- Jeremy Sochan, 1.2, 0.73
- Isaiah Stewart, 1.2, 0.74
[Russo] Only one missed call according to the L2M in yesterday’s Clippers-Warriors game. Apparently the referees missed a travel by Stephen Curry. Warriors ended up scoring on that possession following a coach’s challenge. But ultimately didn’t matter in end result.
Highlight [Highlight] Draymond Green misses the game-winning three and the Clippers win after being down 22!
Post Game Thread [Post Game Thread] The Oklahoma City Thunder (13-6) defeat the Dallas Mavericks (11-8), 126 - 120 after surrendering a 30-0 run, but a game sealing steal from SGA
|126 - 120|
|Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo|
|Location: American Airlines Center(20277)|
|Officials: Derek Richardson, Pat Fraher and Mitchell Ervin|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||33||39||35||19||126|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||126||44-100||44%||20-44||45.5%||18-22||81.8%||16||60||24||24||8||12||6|
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