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Well, was supposed to be the best game of the night Rockets Trail Blazers Right now, it was supposed to be the game of the night, like I've said three times in a row, and I continue to say for some reason.
Instead, it's 1 15 to 93 a big part of that is the duo of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who, while many people thought this wouldn't work.
I'm here to tell you it's working, and it's amazing what's going on right now.
And just the way that Russell Westbrook's bought in everything in the way that James Harden is bought and everything.
And let's continue to play the same type of basketball I met.
Maybe Westbrook buying a little too much that, you know.
I mean, he has been taken less shots, so you know, just him taking 25 shots and I shouldn't down on what he's doing so far, dear, this season because if I'm not mistaken, he's got the lowest field goal attempts per game so far and his career queen of this one, but has taken 25 shots, and he's definitely taking a lot more threes on on.
Here is the video of the stream to distract me.
So westward Definite taken off a few more shots than usual tonight.
But he's just feeling it tonight.
And, yeah, he's taking a lot a lot more. Three.
That's what this offense is known for.
That's what this off offense is supposed to generate is more attempts behind the art.
But Westbrook, we need just need westward to be Westbrook, and we've good job.
Implementing him into the offense as well as letting him be himself, takes a mid range jumpers.
Make sure you're facilitating the ball, penetrating the basket, running on pick and rolls.
And so really just done a good job.
And the Rockets have been extremely good job and I up 20 points.
James Harden, obviously been on a tear right now. Hardness.
Nine for 17 with 31.
6 rebounds, five. Asses.
Westbrook has 28 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists on its way to a triple double, therefore 56 left.
So who knows how long that'll last assists? Hopefully, one of guys will have a mountain plant, Appellate continued, and tear it up.
He's back in the night.
20 points, 18 rebounds was feasting on teams that don't have a big man or a consistent big man.
And with Portland Trailblazers, they deal with a lot of consistency issues with Hassan Whiteside, who, while he's been pretty good and put up good stats, he has not contributed for wins right now, plus a minus minus 18 which is the highest.
Our mystery waiters, but nonetheless great stuff from the Rockets.
James Harden continuing to have, uh, marvelous run.
You know, last year when he had 30 points or at least 30 points and over 30 straight games, we thought that was gonna be the run of the season.
Last year, when he was scoring over 36 points for games, we thought that was gonna be the best he's ever done in his career.
Well, he's here to try.
Try to change that and make sure that he produces himself and take that next step even further.
Right now, he's averaging almost 40 points a game, 39 a half right now under his average.
Tonight, 30 worms like you might stay that way unless you can get a few more points.
Also, top 10 and assists right now, but 39 a half points.
Let's just talk about some of these last few games.
We'll talk about the last five, in particular.
I guess we'll go from most recent two, the most in the past.
And while he was struggling to shoot the ball early on in the season, especially from behind the arc, it looks like it's improved a little bit.
And I did shoot 27% on November 11th against the Pelicans in their win.
But other than that over 36% all game and in three of those five games, he shooting at least over at least 42% or higher.
Tonight he is four for nine.
So what does that give or take? That's a little under 50%.
Once again, so get a pretty good shooting mark behind the three point line.
But I think the biggest that we need takeaway here is is resulting in wins, and that's the biggest thing right now.
The Rockets are a top of the Western Conference right now, or I'm starting second in the Western Conference at 10 and three, looking to move to 11 3 Obviously, the Lakers are also searching.
It's well with their dynamic duo and just it's just been incredible run again for the Rockets.
I truly believe this is the year that they follow through, what a championship.
But I know a lot of people say that Rockets hands just have a lot of hype around that always excited.
And when the postseason comes, we'll know what kind of team they really are, because that's how they've been playing post season.
But we've had our share of bad luck in the FBI.
Had a share strolls.
You haven't gotten where we want to you, but I'm not concerned.
I think this is, you know we do it.
I think Russell Westbrook is the guy we need at and I think he 50 opened.
I think he fits of offense better than any point bar that was a point guard or any opposition we've had just because of the chemistry between Hard and Westbrook and how far back their brotherhood goes along with the rest of guys on the team, obviously with Peter Tucker and Improved Angle House, apparently an improved playing a pillar someone I not been very fond of in the past 2020 game again tonight he just hit the 20 rebound mark and someone I was, you know, I was okay with them. Threatens year.
Glad he didn't, uh, you know, I'm not overly happy about waking do terms of offensively and the post, but rim running big who to facilitators will be even better, apparently, especially the last few games that he missed.
I think the previous game of the game, prior because of a concussion.
But every other game is literally goodies plus authority right now. Pleasure minus.
I know those those numbers could be skewed in any way you want to talk about it, but you know, statistically anything could be skewed.
And just overall, I looked really good and up 1 22 99 right now with 3 49 left to go and see if Westbrook can get another triple double on the year.
But Patel was another 2020 game and been a fantasy basketball monster on the Who's playing fancy basketball.
But this is probably like my second year Planet spent a lot of fun so far this year with people who are more involved and making sure they're setting their rosters and something that's really hard to keep up with this, making sure you set your roster every single day and that you're paying attention and you know who's out who's in because, like today, for instance, Ricky Rubio is that right now he's gonna be out until the last minute.
So, uh, obviously I didn't pick up anybody, but it is.
It's very challenging is a little bit harder than fancy football.
I really like in the direction of guys a little bit more of managing and maintaining your team, which some people may not like.
Some people may not be as involved with fantasies boards every single day, but if you can't keep up with the already gently check it once your day, maybe if you just when you wake up or maybe in between lunch, it's it's a lot of fun.
I recommend it and encourage everybody who hasn't played in mind fantasy to try it out for sure.
OK, moving on the next game.
I know there's a lot of talk on the Rockets, but would you guys expect anything last? I mean, look right there.
There's a heart in Jersey, you know? That's why I got my daughter.
So I promise I won't talk too much longer about any of the other games.
Moving on to next game right now is the Bucks and the Bulls, 102 to 99 93 bucks.
We all know what type of team they are.
We all know where they should be going this year, and we expect him to take an even bigger leap with the way honest has been playing right now, probably the M V P frontrunner.
I hate to say that even though I think hardened should've won last year, I think Harden has done a computer, then BP and ultimately, when the M v P right now Johannes is in N v.
P frontrunner, because he was MVP last year, has continued to build on his stats.
Now eight turnovers tonight, not looking very well.
Very good, but 30 points, 14 rebounds six and 1/2 assists.
Very impressive numbers, and you know it's hard, but it's hard scoring over 40 are averaging over 40 you know, I don't know.
He's averaging top 10 top five and assists, and a team is at the top of the Western Conference.
You know, I don't know. I would.
I would probably make him the front runner.
I mean, their second.
What's your cover? The mom.
But you know, I mean, at the top top here of the Western Conference.
Uh, some stats on the night Besides, the honest eight turnovers don't want to just talk about is worst part of this game tonight, but 29.
7 rebounds for over 20.
So shooting the ball well and hit a couple threes.
Even Tender has been another X factor for them being in the game.
He started the past couple or maybe a few back.
He's got 15 points tonight.
They're actually tightwad 25 100 right now, and the Bulls are putting up a fire.
Seems like every team who we expected to not play well has been able to put up a fight, so even tens of 15 points.
Brooklyn has 16 points and George held 15 points off the bench.
And how about a game the other night with the bus and the Pacers, when three sets of brothers scored? Until that, compose the Lopez brothers and then the Holiday Brothers for the Pacers? That that's pretty and saying that it's safer if a family has three kids and one of those kids got the MBA.
It's insane when a family has multiple kids and two of them go to the NBA's.
So to see that happen three times, it's just this world is saying Okay, so for the Bulls right now they're They're down four with 3 44 left to go.
We in scoring the game is **** Gafford off the bridge off the branch, apparently off the bench.
21 points, 10 or 12 and looking pretty good.
The bench is actually carrying them right now.
What can the stars? Oh, man, I mean both the backpack with bricks right now.
I mean, the starting lineup, it's been horrible, and somehow they're done for two.
Ah, good loves Team that young nine points, Kobe White, 13 points and Ryan, Archie Deac and that with 12 points off the bench, White RTD echidna, Archie Deac, Now and Gafford all have more points than any of the started right now for the Bulls, with being has 11 market and nine.
And that's rough going things.
The fact that the Bulls are in this game says a lot about they're great and what they're trying to prove to maybe not themselves, but everybody else that they're a better team than people expect the next game on the docket right now.
I'm just kind of keeping up right now with the hard and Westbrook just seeing if Westbrook got the triple double and harden his that 40 port is that 40 point average closed.
He's at 36 right now.
Westbrook did get the triple double right now, 28 13 and 10 1 27 left to go 1 30 to 1 or two.
I think Hard 36 point night.
I think hard will be cat that 36 points on the night unless you just continue to hit shots.
But I'm assuming at this point the backups are in right now, so anyways moved on to another close game right now, with the Mavericks and the Spurs, and the Spurs are trying to avoid either a five or a six game losing streak.
At the moment, they're playing a math team that looked really good with their need.
Do it right now, surprising the Spurs of the rock star.
But you know not too worried about them when you have one of the best coaches in the NBA.
You can't worry about then because I think eventually he'll get on the right track.
They have a couple of new piece that they're trying to put together or put in the right place to make sure there's Cecil.
Obviously, they're led by the Rose and Aldridge heard some rose in trade rumors.
I don't know how serious that is.
I don't even know if they're true.
But that would definitely be interesting if Rosen is, I move.
Maybe they feel that the Maher is a reason.
If a team that just won the NBA title the the way you're going into the year, they trade their star player and that rose and they end up winning the NBA title and then he moved on to another team with NBA Title Experience Championship pedigree.
And then the Spurs start to struggle and they move on from him.
I don't know. Maybe that just means to Rosen.
It's hard to hard to implement him into certain offenses.
You really need something that's designed for him in order to win.
But right now, you know, the Spurs have been struggling a little bit, but I'm not too worried about them.
I think we'll be able to turn around and make their playoff run at some point, but and also wouldn't would not be surprised it didn't take place, so we'll see right now.
So the rest has got 27 leading that team seven rebounds to assist.
Well, Marcus Augers address Aldridge 16.
Now it's 90 379 into the third.
Let's talk about maybe the most exciting MBA leave past team right now in the Denver Dallas Mavericks.
93 points on the nightgown in third quarter.
Lucas, don **** shoot.
Another MP became of it right now.
34 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists.
Just seems like he's putting up a triple double every single night, or at least flirting with one.
I just want to take a look at his past five games real quick.
Are they insane as well? 26 15 and 7 15 rebounds.
May I mean putting up a Westbrook type rebound? Numbers 33 10 and 11 isn't Nick's 34 96 against Boston, 24 14 a 38 14 10 Gangs.
And if they lost twice the Knicks, when Luca Don Church put it up, put a triple doubles and both those games eight turnovers in it and the latest one.
I'm starting, not the way this one, but the one that happened on November 8th.
So, wow, that's not good.
But other than that, Dodgers is putting up crazy numbers, really trying to leave this seem to to the playoffs in the second season.
He's really looking like he's right now on track to be the best European player ever to play, forcing its right.
Now, who's other part of that do? Oh, he's still coming back from injury.
A lot of talk about him not being able to score over buys are smaller than him.
A lot of talk about him shooting a little bit more outside of the low block when they like him, too.
But nonetheless, he'll get it figured out.
Obviously, he's coming back from not playing for a whole year, coming back from a major knee injury right now, 15 points, eight rebounds and still contributing to wins.
And I think Don Church loves his presence, obviously there, and we'll see if the matter's can hold off their 75 on the year right now.
So see if they can hold on to that.
Smoove on Celtics and sons right now at the half.
Sons are without Ricky Rubio tonight.
As I mentioned earlier, that's unfortunate for my fantasy team that's struggling right now.
Without him, he's been pretty good.
Son had been pretty good, I think everyone still stewing about that right now.
So I was just checking this game out.
It was tied at 34 I guess.
The Celtics went on a big run, had a big second quarter, 57 42 As I said at the half, Kemba Walker, 13 Market smart.
14 Jason Tatum, 12 Marcus Smart Really getting back to his college day.
The Oklahoma State.
When he was a guy, not only was he a great defender, but he was a I was gonna say I don't want to say he was efficient or use a good score and was leading scorer on their team back in that day.
So it looks like he's kind of transition back into that role a little bit.
And for the sons, let's see.
Well, that doesn't help when your backup point guard who started he's actually been pretty good when he's still an end.
But right now is your point.
Tell your Braves they're waiting for 10 points.
Aaron Baynes, seven points, three assists.
Can you be most improved player at 32 years old? I think he should at least be in the running right now, man.
Some of the bench really struggled for the sun.
That's what it looks like.
Looks like Minsky, Kam Johnson, Tyler Johnson.
Those guys who were on the floor.
That's when the Celtics were on their run.
Nonetheless, it's underpinned.
We'll talk about them or a little bit later when we talk about some, and when we take an early look at the playoffs picture at the moment, okay and some games that have already wrapped up wait did I miss one? Oh, I did So Timberwolves and Jazz.
It's a close 1 1/2 a swell 59 to 56.
Karl Anthony towns leading the way for the Timberwolves.
Who would you expect? 14 points.
Roco with 11? No Andrew Wiggins in this game.
So I think he's out for personal reasons.
I'm not exactly sure.
Have not been keeping up with Andrew Wiggins too much, or you have a name should be accurate and I should be correct.
One speaking around.
Okay, so Wiggins was doubtful for the Wolves game.
I just want to continue the site.
Oh, so his grandmother just passed away.
So that's why I was out of the past two games.
So keep Andrew Wiggins and his family and your prayers.
It was like today he's out because an illness.
I hope you feel that he feels better.
Wiggins has definitely had a much improved season.
Hate to see him out for too many games, but obviously understand his cir***stances and want to make sure he's in good spirits and he's doing okay.
So now make sure you keep Andrew Wiggins in this family in your thoughts, but right now.
Yeah, his team is leading the way without him and Karl Anthony towns doing his thing.
Look, they're stepping up.
You can have nine points, even nine points.
It's just rude, but not a huge Jeff teething.
I will be honest.
I'm sure he doesn't care, but anyway suggest being led by Bob Donovan.
Try now. 13 point.
Mike Conley has six diving, Mitchell is nine and Joe Ingles off the bench.
11 points right now.
So continue to see how those two teams searched. Minnesota Timberwolves.
Another team with the positive record.
Another team making the West tough.
And then jazz a team that a lot of people expect them to be in the top three just on paper based on the team they put together this year.
84 for the time being.
Some other games that already final right now.
Nicks and Calves.
1 23 105 Knicks.
Julius Randle, 30 Not 13 30 point Pacers and Nets.
Man, that was a blowup.
Pacers really struggled to start the year.
Since then, it seems like they've been decimated by more injuries, but they've only gotten better.
1 15 86 24 points for Aaron Holiday 13 assists Impresses I'm Iron Holiday Earlier.
The Holiday Pros thing.
Justin Holiday had a big night because he was.
I had the most points for the team for a little bit.
He finished with 20.
So the Holiday bro's getting it done.
They're held in this one's bonus. Turner.
All those guys, they were just missing Malcolm Brockton, who just recently was injured.
That means Irma had a plus 35 plus minus. Man.
He must have been in for the second quarter.
Outscored Brooklyn 41 17.
I'm assuming a big part of the Nets that struggling tonight was because it did not have Curry Irving expensive, didn't we? Did what? He was in the starting lineup.
28 points, eight assists.
And yes, no Kyrie Irving.
So that's continue.
Strip what team I thought was gonna be pretty good.
Even without Katie near one has not been the case.
And so the Bucks game just went violent.
It would be a 1 15 to 1 a one.
So the Bulls cut it before, and then they never score again.
Just 10 straight point by the Bucks.
Out another love start a game.
The Raptors in the Hornets.
I think most people were expecting to see the Hornets on the end of a lopsided game on a tough animal offside of game tonight.
They lost 1 30 to 96.
Hasn't really been the case with the Hornets.
They've actually been very competitive.
Pretty decent, but struggled tonight.
Raptor without Kyle Lowry doesn't matter.
Nine and four There, five of them at home.
Vending chance. That team.
I thought that wasn't gonna make the playoffs.
I I really doubted them. I underrated them.
I didn't realize how good.
See, I'll come was gonna how good he was gonna be.
So, you know, my apologies to see often.
He's been amazing. 20 points.
Eight rebounds. Five. System night.
Oh, gee and nobody.
15 point for Hollis Jefferson.
16 points for I won't say it's Trevor Davis.
Terrence Davis Township, 16 points off the bench as well.
Apparently, I need to get used to that name I've seen in point in two games.
He's pretty good Christmas, 11 points.
So a lot of guys scored in double figures, but they got 1234567 guys in double figures, So Charlotte's trouble tonight, Rose here.
I guess the Monte Graham is no longer a six man guy.
I guess he can't really be with waste on plan, although I thought he would have been a great six van candidate.
But it looks like you got a movement, that starting lineup at this point, let's say to continue to shake things up, I don't know about just all around troubles like Marvin Williams led the way.
14 points off the bench.
This bridge is 13 point, just a tough game for the Hornets.
Hopefully, we see them bounce back.
A young team, obviously.
Well, a lot of people expect him to be a rebuilding team.
But, man, if any of the playoffs, what would that look like? I mean, that'd be a good thing or bad thing with your fans. Be mad.
I think we should.
I should definitely a question up in the air that people to be talking about.
But, you know, still early on the season and then the only game hasn't started tonight, which will be after the I believe this Rockets Trail waiters game, which just went final.
1 32 tow 108 is the Thunder and Clippers game, so that should be an interesting one.
Return off, I guess.
The return of Paul George facing his former team.
No, quite Leonard.
He will be out once again for another game that's supposed to be scheduled on TV.
I believe it's on N V A t V, but I could be wrong, but nonetheless quite.
It's out so we don't get to see Leonard and Paul George unite together.
Win by the Rockets, 11 and three.
Okay, it was covered.
All the games continue to update our update It like that.
You guys once more on how this course we're looking some games getting into the second half right now.
Celtics sons, Timberwolves and Jazz I'll make.
I'll make sure that that you guys, that's game to go final whereas games continue to continue to play out.
But I do want to talk just a little about the standings away. Too. Early playoff.
Look, as I've mentioned multiple times throughout the stream, I just what what the league would look like.
It would be interesting if this is the way the playoffs were to start today.
Let's start with the Eastern Conference because I feel like that's a weaker conference, and I heard I think it was built him.
If you said this was a lot more competitive conference, you know, maybe, but looking at the team's playing, I'm watching them on TV and watching them in person or wherever you're watching.
Just just seeing how these teams were running, how well their plan.
Maybe you could think that.
But look at the standings.
Maybe like one through six.
Yeah, but everybody else is looking Aurelie Celtics right now on the one seed attended to Miami to Well, I guess Miami and Milwaukee or tied for tied for second.
I guess my Miami is the tiebreaker at the moment, so they're both nine and three.
Wrong on nine and four, Philly nine times our affiliate in five and in fifth place.
The Pacers are eight and six and six place, and then we're rounding out the seven and eight seeds with two teams.
With Orlando, you did make the playoffs last year. I'm sorry.
With the seven seed six and seven and the Charlotte Hornets, who are six and eight and would be the A C today, that's over Brooklyn It's over. The Hawks.
That's number Detroit.
That's over New York Knicks, who some people thought was gonna be the eight seed.
I have no idea why, but imagine that.
Imagine Boston playing the Charlotte Hornets.
Kim a plane, his former team thinking, Oh, there's no way Charlotte can really go up from here.
There's no way I ever see them on the verge of winning the championship and being able to put the pieces around me to win a championship.
And if you're on that part But man, imagine if he goes into the first round.
She's his former team that I bet he never expected, even if he was on that team to be in the playoffs, so that would just be insane.
I think the crazier part would be that Brooklyn would not be in the playoffs five and eight right now, with Curry Irving at the helm, there's still struggling.
Actually, they're playing works.
I shouldn't say they're still struggling.
They looked a lot better last year when De Lo was with the guy.
I think, really for for Brooklyn.
I think I saw an interesting step with Carrie Irving.
Is this former teammates a lot of these guys haven't career highs and points for games.
Guys like Aaron Baynes, Gordon Hayward obviously coming off the injury market.
Smart Terry Rozier.
I mean, just obviously Terrors hears about a much better position to just carry more of the load and just have more opportunity.
But just multiple guys really having a career years in terms of points without Kyrie Irving? I mean, I don't know how much that says, I don't know how much how much there is to dissecting that, but it seems like without without kind of read by their side, a lot of those guys are definitely have improved numbers, definitely having more opportunity because of how much usage it takes for Kyrie Irving to be on the floor with her team.
But Brooklyn struggling like that.
I know it's early on 13 games, and but just something keeping on is this really gonna be a bag of a Brooklyn in Detroit as well? Way worse than I thought.
Now I know that having a Blake Griffin, but four and nine are now not been impressed.
I mean, I didn't think they were gonna be a team that is going to be great I thought at least it could be another A seat again like they were last year.
A TTE this point.
I would I wouldn't bet on them making the playoffs.
I'd rather bet on the missing the playoffs.
The Atlanta Hawks it for an eye? A little bit disappointing.
I know they missed trade for a few games, but, you know, still would trade bag about winning all the games I thought they were going to.
So hopefully Atlantic could turn around because, you know, being in Atlanta, I'd love to see, then make the playoffs and see the culture of the Atlanta Hawks sports.
Ah, really be able to revolve around the state.
Farmer ran it down there, just just seeing more of the Atlanta Hawks fans out a lot of land.
United fans out here in Atlanta, obviously with their success and soccer and just would like to see the Hawks have that kind of fan base again surrounding the team.
I know a lot of team.
A lot of people do our arms are A lot of teams are on the ride for the long haul to see this Atlanta Hawks team improved and get better with this young core, but I'd like to see it sooner rather than later.
You know what I mean? And really thought this could be the season to start with.
But right now, just off to a tough Starr and hopefully they can turn things around again.
Only 13 games and the season so far.
And one more thing to point out.
No Wizards were as bad as we thought They were a three and a right now, although the Knicks could be worse.
People thought they were gonna be in a seed.
New York, where you bet on them or we run organization.
Way too many powerful words.
And the only bright spot right now I've seen from the New York Knicks might be R. J.
Everybody else is on a short deal, and I'm not impressing anybody.
I mean, the plan needed key.
Maybe looking a little better, but not really that much to build around.
Not not super impressive.
There too many point guards or too many guys to handle the ball or too many power forwards.
So obviously what we expect from a James Dolan run organization, Let's move on to the Western Conference.
A more competitive conference, Um, or a conference has been the most competitive in prior years.
Maybe these turns it around right now, but it's hard to compete inside the Western Conference.
All the teams, besides maybe the Golden State Warriors right now, being incredibly competitive, night in and night out.
If the playoffs were to start today, some team that you probably wouldn't expect to be in the playoffs now, obviously, this is not.
This is not gonna be the playoffs team.
There's a few teams sitting outside right now.
Do you think there's no way they're missing the playoffs? But the way these things are looking right now at the playoffs were to start today what it would be accurate in terms of the best teams right now, because they, well, let's just get there is good to those things right now.
Lakers number one at 11 into Houston Rockets 10 and three.
They're the two seed right now.
Denver's the three seed at nine and three Utah, the four seed, 84.
PHOENIX The Phoenix Suns would be the five seed at 74 over the L A Clippers who would be the 68 5 Dallas, 75 17 on the Timberwolves.
Antics of a sea That means that no Oklahoma City, you know, obviously kind of ah, between a rebuild and trying to sell some pieces, I'm going to say in between the rebuild, they're in a rebuild and eventually, I'm sure they're gonna sell guys like Chris, Paul and Gallo and whoever else and take on some some big contracts if they can, and make sure they get some more draft compensation.
But still a team that's been to the playoffs for the past few years.
When Westbrook was there when George was there, Um, another team that missed the playoffs.
Probably the biggest one, obviously Golden State missing.
That's already one team.
I believe that most people have have ruled out for the upcoming playoffs.
I mean, San Antonio Spurs with Ms.
So just a lot of teams that would we expect to see in the playoffs that wouldn't be making it now, obviously for the Western Conference.
A lot of people think and there's really like one spot that a lot of people think it's gonna be the same team they're gonna be in minus one minus, maybe one team.
And right now I think it's pretty much a lock that one team will miss from the playoff.
One team that made the playoffs last year will miss this year, and that's Golden State, obviously with their injury struggles and the young core they're throwing out there right now.
But and I think a lot of people thought that whatever team is is gonna be out from last year will be replaced with the Los Angeles Lakers this year.
And But right now, I mean Portland right now, it could be three teams right now Portland, San Antonio and Golden State.
But I don't know crazy Phoenix seven for no one's all this coming.
I'm so happy for them because I have a really good friend.
You know, Best friend made my brother who's gonna sun sand for work as long as I've known him.
You, Steve Nash guy, um, I really like this young core.
Just been through misery.
Sorrow tears with how bad the sons have been, even with all the high draft pictures bust after bust.
And so for them to finally put some pieces together and an off season where your question there's like, you know, the Rubio one's not bad, but you're like, kind of Why Why are we drafted? Guy who's been in the league for a little while experienced point guard, you know? Yes, it helps take the workload of Devin Booker being the facilitator and focus a little bit more on scoring.
But it's like we want to put him, don't want to put a guy who we want to develop and eventually putting a place for him to be our future at the point guard position that's worked out well.
Rubio and Baines with a weird trade.
We thought way didn't necessarily think it was a weird traded boot back for the Sons, although they could probably used the best of the best in the draft.
But they got a young player and Darius are just been a starter.
So we're like, Okay, that's, you know, it's kind of just what whatever decision are whatever addition might as well just take take him long to weaken do.
He's actually been really good for them as a starter, but then I think the more confusing for with that, they took cam jobs and he's looked decently.
Well, if the bench in the game he's played, you know? I mean, obviously Devin Booker has been incredible this year.
I think the not having to be the score, a scoring guy in the facilitating guy taking a little bit of the workload off his shoulders, to be able to focus on a couple of things throughout the game while mixing him some of those things, like facilitating and playing defense and and not having the things just not having all all the love being on him. I think it's good for him.
I mean, he's proved that with a good a good year so far and trending, what else of the sense and sons were doing all this without the under age? You look really good opening night when he dropped 18 points and 11 rebounds and I know my my the guy was talking about a good friend of mine was really devastated by that, but it's looking like it's gonna be okay.
I mean, but like their benches been really good with Kaminsky, Tyler Johnson and you know eventually Aaron Baynes.
I'm assuming we'll return to the bench and I will be the starter, but it was like they have a pretty good core. Kelly.
Obviously, I didn't mention Kelly you, Brett.
He might be, you know, up in that top fire for most improved player with the way he's been playing super impressive killer, you bray.
I'm glad that he's to finally get an opportunity to shine, and I'm sure he was like, Man, I got from Washington Phoenix.
But right now it's looking like a lot better stay and Phoenix better than he probably thought it was originally when he went there last year and just all around us. Happy for Phoenix money.
Williams on a really good job there.
And they have a nice young core with with what? Hillside? Some death behind them to play.
Check the Suns game right now, since we're talking about that, um, drawing a little bit tonight, 69 56 right now, lose into the Celtics.
That's a good Celtics team.
And if they're able to come back a little bit, make the thing competitive.
Just kind of shows you type of team.
And And Baines, you know, just 32 years old never really had an opportunity.
Guy that we said that a much improved year, more point for game without carry everything and just really taken on more of a load, having more opportunities and really selling it.
It's awesome to see and you're playing the Utah Jazz right now in the playoffs. I'll be crazy.
Los Angeles against Minnesota.
What? Well, that looks like Houston and Dallas.
What a series that would be in the playoffs.
I mean, you know, obviously, to Texas teams a nice rivalry there, couple of a couple of star studded duos going head to head, And that would be an awesome, awesome match up.
I think I'd be disappointed in Portland, Mr Playoffs, even if San Antonio missed the playoffs because of, you know, just they're They're the type of teams they are obviously with port for Portland.
They were in the Western Conference final last year.
That'd be a huge step back, but they didn't make the playoffs in San Antonio behind great profits, a team that doesn't miss the playoffs and even with a healthier team and maybe a much improved team now, with the want ages John Murray being back and healthy for them, the midst of players I think that would be, you know, obviously it would hurt and take it to be a huge step back for them as well.
I think that the something where they make significant changes in the off season that the Spurs would have missed the playoffs and the Pelicans would be this pointing.
You obviously haven't.
We haven't had a chance to seize.
I am now a team of the young quarter.
Think a lot of people thought they could make the playoffs, you know, just on paper with the time producer.
They've had a truck with a ton of injuries started from Zion, and then Brandon Ingram, who was really good to start the year.
He's missed them.
Gains along the ball is missing games, their favours with miss, some games, just a lot of injuries.
Right now, Josh Heart is missing games, and so I just gotta get healthy and maybe they can be a little bit more competitive.
You know, one time I thought who I thought had a chance to make the playoffs last year, they were they really surpass their timeline in terms of when they were gonna make the playoffs.
I think last year.
Even though they did, they were on the outside looking in.
But I thought this would be the year they made that jump into the playoffs and off.
They were off to a bad start, but they looked like they turned things around a little bit.
That's the second Kings ran out of 57 They're obviously missing the area.
I'm tired of talking about injuries, which guys could stay healthy.
I know it's part of the game, but hopefully one of those guys can return.
But the Foxes out, Marvin badly has been out.
So right now, really leaning on Buddy healed.
But last night he dropped 35.
It was super impressive.
And Harrison Barnes, another guy's got a take on a little bit more of that scoring load like he did when he was with Dallas.
And hopefully they can just kind of ride the way and continue to play a 500 level team.
Or maybe, maybe even higher.
And until, like guys like Fox and badly come back, maybe they could make a way.
Search for the playoffs.
But it can be tough.
I mean just from the eighth seed alone.
It's one of the half game different for Oklahoma and Sacramento, two games for Memphis, Portland and San Antonio and three games pelicans.
But obviously, I continue to say, and I'm gonna reiterate because I know people freak out when they're like Oh, we've been 13 games and I know it's been 13 games and I'm just just saying just ****yzing, over ****yzing, Maybe I'm just saying So, Um, uh, I think if I don't get some water sand, I just eat same for the rest of night become not gonna be able to talk.
That's pretty much what I feel like at this point.
Usually have water from my strains of anybody before hasn't turned tuned into my streams.
I'm usually always drinking something for about my trusty water bottle or water cup, but I was able to make it through and just loving this embassies in right now.
I'm sure a lot of people are tuned into the Monday Night Football game in Mexico City, but just really enjoying the NBA season and I think a lot of even better things are to come.
We'll gain a lot of better games or to come and some big surprises on the way.
We'll see if the M V P M V P race kind of stays the same with Greek free card and Luca LeBron James, obviously, and we'll see.
Who else is that? That makes quiet.
If you you know your guy who's pro mode management, I don't know.
For now, I'm going to sign off here.
Let me give an update on the basketball scores like I was going to right now.
The maps and the Spurs are in a tight one with 2 51 left to go 1 10 to 1 of four.
Luca, 39 9 11 So on his way, potentially another triple double.
I'm sure he's more worried about the wind right now.
Is this? Burgess took three.
It's like want into one of seven tomorrow.
Rosen's got 36 points, eight rebounds.
He's bawling right now.
Celtics and sons, 73 to 57 are now.
Looks like the Celtics are in control at the moment.
Timberwolves and Jazz.
That's a pretty tie.
One on someone conjugate their hands on the stream for that 71 to 69 right now, with Timberwolves leading bogey on 18.
Karl Anthony Town has a double double with 20 and 10.
And the thunder and clippers just got underway.
So what? This dummy? I don't know.
Maybe find that, um, the thunder and clippers are getting underway right now, and yeah, that should be a good one.
35 points right now, Averaging in these two games so far this season, maybe three game time.
I sure, But I watch a lot of the Clippers.
I really need to get into that.
Uh, but yeah, that's how Tuesday nights are said Tuesday night. Strange.
This whole time, it's Monday.
Oh, my God, it's Monday.
Thing is Tuesday, this whole time.
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