Happy Thanksgiving to everyone reading and if you owned Markieff Morris, LeBron James or DeMarcus Cousins, you’d be extra happy and thankful today after their big nights last night. On a down note, no NBA today. But that just means you can re-read today’s Box Score Breakdown multiple times!
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Derrick Rose got injured, so it must’ve been Tuesday in the NBA. Aside from yet another disappointing night for the former MVP, there were some monstrous performances, so now that I’m back in the saddle, let’s break down those box scores.
Chris Paul passed Jerry West on the all-time assists leaderboard and Jamal Crawford is now top-10 in all-time made three-pointers. Dirk Nowitzki passed Oscar Robertson on the all-time field goals made list on Robertson’s birthday. The Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak and the Sixers remain winless, falling to 0-14 after missing all eight three-point attempts against the Blazers, ending a streak of 209 straight games with at least one made three-pointer.
I watched Klay Thompson miss a dunk and a layup last night and then witnessed Gerald Wallace lead the fast break after picking off a pass near mid-court only to shank the uncontested layup. Marreese Speights and Draymond Green both flubbed dunk attempts as well. It was a nice reminder that athletes are human, too.