“When we're healthy, we've got our guys back, we can be — we can play with anybody, and we know that, we understand that,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “But I think when we have a defensive mind-set, we're playing ball the right way, moving the basketball offensively, attacking, getting to the paint, we're a tough team to beat. And this homestand kind of showed us who we are and what we can do and who we can become.”Denver Nuggets
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Stevens said he was equally impressed with Tatum’s awareness to get the ball to open teammates when Minnesota started to key on him late. He played 41 minutes.
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22. Raptors (21-34, LW 21).Gary Trent Jr. has found a groove of late in Toronto — he is averaging 17.4 points per game since coming over at the trade deadline, he hit a game-winner against the Wizards and dropped 44 on the Cavaliers last week. Chris Boucher continues to play well for Toronto also, but Pascal Siakam has not been consistent (and not gotten to the rim consistently), and the backcourt of Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry hasn’t gotten a lot of time together lately. The Raptors have lost 4-of-5 and it feels less and less likely they will climb up into even the play-in games in the East.Washington Wizards
Barrett finished his night with 20 points and 5 rebounds, shooting 7-for-13 from the field, 2-for-4 from long range and 4-for-5 from the foul line. He was terrific in the final six minutes of regulation, helping erase a 13-point deficit with 10 of his team’s final 21 points in that span. In OT, he added another 5 points, which means 15 of his 20 points game in the final 11 minutes of game time.
As his second career campaign progresses, it's become clearer that Zion Williamson is one of the most unique and exciting talents the NBA has ever seen, a player who blends size, explosiveness, body control and touch at a level rarely previously seen, if ever. Williamson recently explained how he's so skilled at his size, and it has a lot to do with his development early on in his playing days (via USA Today):
Curry is coming off a sizzling 53-point point effort to push the Warriors past the Denver Nuggets, 116-107. After a first-quarter filled with fireworks, Curry surged past Wilt Chamberlain to become Golden State’s all-time leading scorer with 17,783 career points.Orlando Magic
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