Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The NBA is finally rolling with their 72-game season, which has not been lacking in excitement so far. The Thunder and Rockets were the last teams to have their debut on the floor after their COVID investigation. It has been a wild start to the season full of excitement, with entertaining story lines being written and plenty of surprises already. Here are some NBA Notes on a wild Christmas Weekend of action!
No lies nor a joke, the Mavericks beat the Clippers by 51 points. Kelly Oubre Jr has scored a total of 17 points in 3 games, while shooting 0-17 from the three-point line. The Nuggets, after breaking out as a top team back in the bubble, are still chasing their 1st win. Russell Westbrook’s triple-double history continues, becoming the first Wizard with a triple-double in his debut with the team.
Over in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers, Magic and Pacers all have a 3-0 record to start out the season. Each team has a notable win against a top tier team. The Cavaliers beat the Sixers, Magic beat the Heat and the Pacers beat the Celtics. Maybe it was luck, but these teams received help from the schedule and are playing well, so they still deserve their credit. The Hawks are also undefeated with a 2-0 record scoring at least 122 points in each game.
The Heat’s Duncan Robinson is kicking off his sophomore season on a full sprint from the 3-point line. Robinson made 6 threes in the first half and ended the game with 7 made threes tying Brandon Ingram’s Christmas Day record. The Heat took the lead in the first quarter and ran away with it shutting down all attempts of a comeback by the Pelicans. While the Heat did get their first win of the season, Jimmy Butler did not return after the half due to an ankle injury.
Milwaukee Bucks star Khris Middleton has quietly had a great first two games of the season scoring 27 and 31 points respectively. The Bucks’ got their first win after a heartbreaking loss to the Celtics after Tatum’s bank shot and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw. On Sunday, the Knicks handed the Bucks another loss behind Julius Randle’s 29 points and 14 rebounds.
Notable NBA Games this Upcoming Week
- Rockets Vs Nuggets – (both teams chasing first win)
- – Blazers vs Lakers – (Melo vs LBJ, Always fun)
- Celtics vs Pacers Rematch
- Bucks vs Heat – will play back-to-back games against each other, Tuesday and Wednesday
- Bucks vs Heat – Game 2
What are some NBA notes that were missed? Who will remain undefeated going into the New Year?
Featured Image: Kyusung Gong
Image: Raahib Singh
Would you like to advertise with Game Changer Sports Network? We have the perfect opportunity for any and all businesses please contact Jake at Info@GameChangerSportsNetwork.com to discuss potential advertising space with us!