NBA Sunday (Nov. 10) was a perfect day to end streaks and continue to rip up the league with dominant performances and game winners.
DEN vs MIN
Nikola Jokic closed another game for the Nuggets after scoring the game-winner against Philadelphia, just two days before.
Last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, “The Joker” popped a 15-footer over Karl Anthony-Towns in overtime with 3.3 seconds left, securing the victory. He had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the 100-98 win.
MIL vs OKC
Giannis Antetounmpo has been tearing it up in his last five games including Sunday against Oklahoma. He had 35 points 16 rebounds in a grind-it-out victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-119.
This is his fifth straight 30-point game with at least 13 rebounds. It appears to me that Giannis could be on the verge of yet another MVP season. He is scoring more points and pulling down more rebounds this year and doesn’t look to slow down anytime soon.
Let’s see if he continues on his tear during the duration of the entire season.
ATL vs POR
It was a battle in Portland as two top-heavy Point Guards competed.
Trae Young and Damian Lillard put on a show for fans last night at PDX. Young had 35 points and 10 assists in his showing. He left it all on the at the free-throw line drawing fouls converting 14 of 17. He also had a highlight of him dialing it in from long-range as he made it look so easy.
But it was the dynamic-duo of Portland that stole the show.
Damian Lillard had 30 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and was a force to be reckoned with. CJ McCollum hit a dagger late in overtime to give Portland the 118-109 lead. McCollum contributed with 23 points and 8 rebounds, breaking the four game losing-streak in a 124-113 triumph.
TOR vs LAL
Toronto ended the Lakeshow’s winning streak of seven games.
Pascal Siakam was balling. He nabbed 24 points and 11 rebounds in a dominating win against the Lakers. Siakam was everywhere, from crossing up Anthony Davis to blocking King James’ shot with authority; his presence was felt in this game.
Fred VanVleet also recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 dimes.
Anthony Davis did all he could, hitting 27 points and 8 rebounds. King James did achieve the triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 15 assists. He did shoot poorly from the field only making 5 of 15.
Toronto would win on the road, 113-104.