It is me truck going over December 9th games for the N B A.
As always, so let's get right into it.
So we'll start with Thea Pistons Pelicans game, which, if you saw it came down to the wire, came down to the last play of the game.
Derrick Rose had a game winner, so that was pretty.
You know, I was like, I think everyone just likes when Derrick Rose does something, you know, cool in his career Now, just after all the bad luck that he's had obviously Dorados career.
So, um, I think everyone is happy to see him drive in the situation that he's in right now.
Um, so going over the box score stats for the game.
Derrick Rose, as you mentioned, who was kind of quiet in the first half.
And then, uh, he just exploded in the fourth quarter.
Um, he had 21 points, nine for 17 from the field from the field, one for three from three seven assists rebounds.
Another double double for him.
A little bit of a more quiet double double, though, that we've been accustomed to in the recent weeks.
13 points 10 rebounds.
Luke Kennard had 14 points.
He continues to do pretty well for the Pistons and be serviceable and Blake Griffin only at five points, one for nine, Uh, Lakes and Galloway has 16 points.
So, uh, those were the heavy hitters for the Pistons is kind of ah, um, more of a defensive game by both teams, so I'll show him Geoffrey has to get out. Memorize.
So that's not good for my fantasy team.
Um, pelicans, though Brennan anger continues to be the most improved player of the year for them, UH, he had 31 points, four for nine from 3 11 for 21 from the field.
So he's just been overall scoring more.
He's been more efficient.
Um, he's still running a little bit too many.
Then I would like, uh, you know, if I was the coach of team, But I mean, obviously I'm not, uh, this probably good reason for that, but I think he should still cut down on the ice.
So isolation plays.
But he's been, you know, obviously it's working for him.
He's been good at it.
I just don't want to see him turn into uh, like what? The Rosen Waas, you know, in Toronto, where they just run all this isolation and, you know, they have shooters there, and it kind of ruins the flow of the game.
Red****, he only had three points.
Um, did take eight shots.
He had 20 points.
He continues to be one of the more efficient point guards in the league.
Probably one of the most underrated point guards in the league.
You kind of had my season over there.
And, uh, New Orleans.
He had 12 points and he been playing some really good defense is here.
And Jackson Hayes.
He had 13 points.
Um, obviously, he's only playing because of the injury.
Uh, going on there, too.
Uh, what's the favors? Yeah.
Um, so that was that game.
Like I said, Do you want to the game winner? It was It was an awesome play. Awesome.
And everyone was happy for him.
This was a lot closer than I thought.
It was gonna be the magic, you know, they are a bad offensive team, but they're a really, really good defensive team.
Isaac is a big part of that.
He was, ah, playing pretty good coverage on ya, honest.
Um, just kind of making things, you know, More of a challenge for him than normal, I think.
Uh, close game 1 10 to 101 The magic fault.
11 and 12 bucks improved to 21 3 Um, yeah, he's still got his.
Obviously, he had 32 points.
Uh, 15 rebounds.
Chris Milton put up 20 points.
Ilyasova put up 11 George Help of 10 D Vincenzo, Another guy that's been petition, um, counter randomly for these teeth for these teams.
And he kind of reminds me of Luke Kennard.
Um, the white doubles.
He had 12 points.
Um, the books are just a well oiled machine.
Men and, you know, a coastal playoffs.
I as a Raptor fan, I'm scared to play them, and I'm scared.
Right now, Boston has looks really good.
We'll get to them in a second.
Uh, for the Magic Evan, 48 who they want to trade for really badly, for whatever reason.
Or Jack Magic fans one trade, for whatever reason, uh, had 26 points their leading scorer again he was reading scored the other night.
Terrence Ross, 23 points.
Uh, here's the guy that they should look a trick because he really does nothing.
Mo Bomba Um D J.
Augustine had 13 points mobile mobile mowing and two points mark.
Helpful. It's nice to see him.
Also kind of, um, you know, getting a chance game to play.
Um, having a career season there in Orlando, he had 13.
John Diaz get 10.
Aaron Gordon at 10 and 13 rebounds.
So Aaron Gordon kind of.
He's a guy that I picked prior to the season to be a All Star, and so far it's really not shaping out that way.
Now, I know he had the injury that he was doing, but I'd still like to see his stats go up.
Um, so far, it's been a little bit underwhelming.
Um, but, uh, I really know how I feel about the magic.
I think they're gonna make the playoffs.
I really think they're just gonna be the same team that they were last year with me.
Alosi a playoff team.
They're gonna be bounced first round unless they're very, very active at the trade deadline, which will see, um, if that's the case.
Clippers at Pacers This was Paul George's homecoming game.
Um, so I brewed the shower, but you didn't care.
He had 36 points, nine rebounds, five assists.
He's been really good for the Pacers.
He had 20 points.
Only two assists, though, so that's pretty down for him.
He's usually assist machine Jeremy Lamb, who also is having career.
She's in over there in Indiana, he had 12 points.
T J Warren had 12 points.
The bonus continues to be a monster.
18 points, 22 rebounds.
Doug McDermott had 17 points so that it's nice to see, um, I've always been a big Doug McDermott fan.
It's nice to see him finally be, like, utilized correctly, um, and getting a chance and getting to play.
You played 30 minutes tonight, so that's just nice to see.
Um, Clippers, though.
Like I said, Paul George.
36 points, nine rebounds, five assists.
14 rebounds, eight points.
Pat Debt had a double double, 12 rebounds, 11 points.
Um, such a shows you what he can bring to the table on any given night.
Um you Bots had 13 points and Montrose Harold had 26 points.
Another quiet night.
A bad night for Lou Williams.
Two for 19 6 points.
Um, but that being said the Clippers air still just have a lot of lot of deaths from that team.
And they're gonna be scary going into the postseason.
Quiet didn't even play tonight, So, uh, that just shows you where they're out as a team.
Uh, Timberwolves at sons.
The solvents continue to be a pleasantly surprising team.
They kind of cooled off a little bit compared to that heart hot start that they had the beginning of the season.
But ah, they got the win here tonight.
1 25 to 109 They improved to 11 and 12.
Tim Walz followed the 10 and 13.
These are two teams that I both think will be competing for either the seventh or eighth seed in the West will be competing for one of those last two playoff spots.
Um, we get to the end of the season.
Uh, Karl Anthony towns continued his M v P campaign.
Obviously, you didn't have a great night against the possible defensive player of the year.
The other night.
Ah, but you went back to his ways.
33 points, 15 rebounds, two assists.
Too perky four from 3 12 3 team from the fields to use, but very efficient.
His defense has been up.
Um, hey, he's the best three point shooting big man in the league.
Without a doubt in my mind.
Um, Andrew Wiggins, another most improved player of the year candidate.
23 points, Uh, A for 18 from the field, One for five from three and then the only other double digit score for them with Jeff Teague, who obviously had the, you know, he exploded the other night.
We went over that had, like, 30 something points.
So it looks like he might be getting back into the groove of things.
He had 16 points, 6 14 from the field.
So, uh, I didn't get a lot of contributions from a lot of guys.
Oh, thank you, silly Simon.
They didn't get a lot of contributions from a lot of guys tonight and I was kind of their downfall.
The sons, they got a country.
They got a lot of contributions from everyone.
Air Baines was back tonight.
He had 12 points.
JJ, who has been really good for them in the past couple weeks.
20 points, nine rebounds.
Demo Booker, Obviously a stud.
Kelly You Bray 24 points along with his amazing defense and Ricky Rubio at 16 points and 14 assists.
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Johnson had 10 points, so they got a lot of contributions from a lot of guys tonight.
Did the Sons, um, and Air Baines.
Being back is huge for them, and we are really close to DeAndre and being back.
So, like I said, watch out for the Suns team in the coming weeks.
Thunder at Jazz The Jazz continue to be a major ****ing disappointment, as they have been old season.
The they're now 13 and 11 so there's no positive they're still in the playoff race at the movement.
Um, the Thunder approved to 11 and 12.
And remember, they had the big one the other night in center moves.
They're succeeding expectations, Uh, as of right now, and I I still think they're gonna trade Chris Paul and I think they're going to get some really good players in that trade.
Whatever ends up being and like, I would be surprised the thunder somehow make the playoffs.
I mean, they're gonna be a low C.
They're not gonna go anywhere.
But, you know, Billy Donovan, I've always said, is a good coach.
And I think he's proving that right now it's almost, you know, comparable to, um, like the Mike Tomlin situation going on in, uh, in Pittsburgh, Like, you know, you lose your quarterback.
He lost Russell Westbrook and Paul George, actually, and one off season.
And he's still coaching what he has left.
Uh, now they did get him.
They did get him shy Gorgas.
Get him, Gallinari.
Um, but I think you know he's not working with much.
And like I said, they're a team that could speak their way into the playoffs.
Honestly, if they keep it up.
But, ah, Dennis Schroder.
I was on my fantasy team so great to see he had 27 points, 11 for 21 from the field, 3483 Abdul Napier had 10 points, Gilks Alexander had 20 points, Chris Paul had 16 points and Steven Adams double double, 11 points, 13 rebounds.
So good, good, solid contributions from about everybody for the thunder, which is what they need to continue to do.
They want to keep winning.
Uh, for the Jazz Regal Bear, obviously, you were to go bare.
19 points, 17 rebounds, Don and then Mitchell, who you know, is actually playing very well.
I had him in my top 20 players in the NBA right now.
You looked into it at being unwrapped on Twitter.
He had 26 points.
He only shot. Won't for May from three.
Took a lot of shots.
10 for 25 from the field.
The problem going on right now is Mike Conley.
They brought in Mike Conley, um, thinking he'd be a second option for them, or even just create more offense and maybe make Bogdanovich a second option for them.
And so far, that has not been the case.
My Connelly has, uh, just not been good.
Um, about down eventually had 13 points on four for 17 shooting.
Uh, just so it just seemed like the depth that we thought they were gonna have is just not there.
Dante xo, I played eight minutes.
Manual booty A only had two points.
Uh, Rice O'Neill play 26 minutes and put up a doughnut.
Um, you know, a lot of people had expectations for this team.
And the big thing about the jazz is the past couple years.
Their big thing has been defense, right? They've been one of the best defensive teams in the MBA and the thought process.
Was that what the people that they brought in, like my Connolly, Um, like Bogdanovich was a good three d player, that their defense would actually be better.
And, you know, they had a defensive player of the year. Rudy, Go bear.
They're just gonna continue being this defensive team.
And so far, that has not been the case.
And, you know, I still think I'm gonna hold out hope for the jazz.
I think they can still get it together, but they need my Connolly step up, man.
I need somebody to step up because it's just turning into the dominant.
Mitchell has to do everything again.
Show, um, go to kings at Rockets.
I'm not a really good game that came down to a game winning buzzer beater.
Um, but he healed tied it with a crazy three point shot with, Like, I don't even know how much time was left.
They think, like, 10 seconds.
And then Russ got the ball, just drove right down the court, hit a layup, uh, take the lead.
And then it left one second on the clock for the Kings, and they pass it into Bella.
Lisa, who hit it from from ****ing way downtown from back in Sacramento.
Uh, just hit a disgusting three game winner.
It's gonna be sad when his minutes probably declined here in the next couple weeks as Bagley is set to make his return.
Um, me and we'll see what happens.
Um, so we'll go over the the box force for these guys.
Um, quieter night from James Harden.
I mean, still James Harden.
Um, for him, shooting pretty solid tonight.
Three for 10 from 38 for 19 from the field.
He had probably his best game as a rocket, I think so far, um, 34 points to for four from 3 13 for 17 from the field.
Uh, actually, I would say that his best game, but it's good to see Russ have a very efficient shooting night because we all know it doesn't happen with time.
Ben McLemore, who spent huge for the Rockets? Ah, he had 12 points.
Only shot 14 4 for 13.
Gary Clark, 11 points, Daniel House, Another guy's contributed 11 points.
Tucker, 10 points Clint Capela 13 points, 17 rebounds.
He continues to be a monster on the glass.
Um, but as we said is not enough.
Uh, this very close game.
Both teams got contributions from everybody.
Sean Holmes, who's also thrived in bags Absence.
Belvita had 17 points and the game winner.
Da Just last mighty in Dallas.
Ah, Harrison Barnes, 19 points, buddy.
He'll 26 points by way.
All those guys on my fantasy team.
Such a beautiful to see um, Cory Joseph 14 points.
Well, Cory, Joseph and Ah Bogdanovich, 13 points.
Another guy who I would be surprised if he gets shipped around here at the deadline.
Um, you know he's good for the Kings, but if they're really trying to improve their luck roster and make a playoff push, which is totally possible for them.
They're only 10 and 13.
Then I wouldn't be surprised if he's a name that they move.
I don't think they're gonna move, buddy, obviously, because they just signed him to that extension.
Uh, maybe they were moved.
ELISA, I don't really know.
We're going to a whole podcast on potential trade destinations and, uh, potential trades that each team could make.
Ah, I'm a podcast.
Like I said at n b a r wrapped on Twitter.
Um, so I'll talk about all that.
I'm sure in my streams coming up in the more few weeks, I'll talk about trades to as rumors progress.
Um, Grizzlies at warriors.
Uh, Grizzlies get a Lynn.
Want tender 102 Obviously job.
It's not playing.
D'Angelo Russell play tonight.
The tank rolls on five and 20.
Um, so let's go over the box score.
Jonas Valanciunas from Rapture Love, Joonas.
13 points, 10 rebounds.
Oh, jobber did play today.
So job, uh, came back to mate.
I I was really watching the grizzly all last week and they were just talking about how he wasn't playing.
I didn't know he was so close to returning Jaren Jackson 16 points.
He's another good young player.
Um, John Moran had 26 points, so came back and didn't miss a beat.
Dillon Brooks, 17 points and Grayson Allen, 15 points.
Former Duke player.
They just have obviously a lot of young guys aside from Jae Crowder here.
They could have Andre Iguodala outside to play, but, um, they have a lot of young guys.
I don't think they expect to do anything this year except just progress.
Those young guys and I think they'll be a more fun team.
Tow watch in the coming years in the future, Um, Warriors.
They did have five players in the double digits Willie Cauley Sty, who has been somewhat serviceable for them.
For whatever reason.
The little Russell only shot six for 22 from the field.
Draymond Green, 16 points.
That's been a good score for them.
18 points now, much from Eric Pascal.
Two million. Only five points.
Not much from Kai Bowman.
Only eight points annually played 16 minutes.
Um, Omari Spellman, though he had 10 points and he's been kind of having a couple of good games here in a row.
Um, so I mean, the warriors, they're not gonna win anything.
But for fantasy purposes, if you're looking for some guys to score some points, um, I'll just look at match ups.
But you know, Eric pass cow.
Willie Cauley Stein.
There's some guys that you know she'll be available on waivers or, you know, be a trade that I don't think many people trying to keep them.
There's some good waiver wire pickups.
Um, last two games, we got Raptor out Bulls, which also came down to, um, the last player raptors game.
Um, which is not good, but obviously we're missing Fred vanvleet tonight.
Um, but we win 93 to 92.
Um, proved to 16 and seven.
Ask out. See ya. Comb got back on track.
He had 22 points.
Um, Kyle Lowry put up 11 points back shooting right, though.
Three for 15 1 for eight from 30 G 10 points.
Mormon pal who's obviously gonna have more of increased role with Fred Vanvleet being out.
I don't know how long preventively gonna be out these old messed up.
Ah, but he had 17 points and Serge Ibaka had a double double off the bench, 11 points for 14 rebounds, market saw and nine points. Nine rebounds.
So that's a lot better than this thinker.
He put up against Philly this a couple nights ago.
Um, I don't know what to do with Market sold it, and I don't think I want him.
I think I want on my team.
Uh, for the Bulls.
Zach Lavine, 20 points, 11 rebounds.
Window Car Junior, 14 points.
Lawyer Market and 13 points Saturday Rimsky 10 points, 1913 points and gaffer 14 points.
So, like I said the other night for the Bulls to ever win games, they need contributions from guys like Window Carter Jr and satire.
It's key, Um, which they kind of got tonight.
Thankfully, the Raptors were just a better team tonight, and, um, but as you see, they stay in these games when they get those contributions from all these other guys.
Not much from Kobe White tonight.
But, um, glad to see Raptor finally gonna win after a three game losing streak.
Um, and team I was talking about.
I'm scared of playing in the playoffs that Celtics they beat the Cavs won 10 to 88.
Calves obviously suck.
They lost by like 50 points the other night to the six years um, Celtics.
The return of Gordon Hayward, back earlier than expected, did miss a beat 7 to 10 from the field.
Jason Tatum continues toe. Look like an old star.
19 points, 11 rebounds.
Jalen Brown continues to earn his contract.
20 points and Kemba Walker obviously enjoying his time in Boston.
Five for nine from 38 for 13 from the field.
Oh, and Daniel Dice put up 10 points.
And then they got all these young guys that even just help around a little bit.
Brad Wanamaker Aujali course in Edwards.
They got some good role players, their moon and then Ennis Cantor, obviously coming off the bench has been all right for them, you know, has been bad.
Um, for the Cavs, Tristan Thompson, who is being rumored to being shipped to Toronto.
Um, John, kind of like, honestly, uh, he had 17 points in a lot of the bounds.
If we could swap him for assault, I would take that.
Uh, but unfortunately feel like it would involve Ibaka.
Maybe I would still take that.
And then Gasol could just come off the bench.
Kevin Love only had 17 points or seven points, 10 rebounds, one for seven from 33 for 12 from the field.
So not of the night from him enduring Clarkson.
Another guy on my fantasy team.
So they only had two guys in double digits.
That just shows you why the score was the way it was.
Dearest Garland and calling ***ton have not had a very good games in the past couple weeks.
I'm hoping that improves because I want to see them do well.
But, uh oh, no, calves are best man.
Uh, came aboard junior and nine points.
John Henson and points, they're a mess.
I don't really know.
You know what? They're going to d'oh! But, um I don't know.
I guess they just continue to rebuild the new trade.
Kevin love interest in Thompson and go from there.
Um, but those were your nights.
Those were your games for tonight as your recap of December 9 games of the N B A.
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