Rundown of tonight’s dynamic slate of 10 Games with five Triple-Doubles on this Hump Day.

  • RAPTORS -VS- (W) PISTONS
  • Fred Van Vleet: Blessings to my dude for battling Covid-19 this month and making a full recovery.
  • First game back and understandably rusty.  The three steals and the 7-of-8 from the charity make it much more palatable.  Yum.  
  • FVV is actually 3rd on the planet in steals rate at 1.7 SPG.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
12 1 4 3 1 1 2-13 7-8
  • Norman Powell: Stormin’ continues to throttle on full boogie and hold no prisoners.
  • Hired mercinaries like him are merciless, they don’t stop to help any one (*zero assists) but who can argue at 14 kill shots in one fight.
  • Killa Killa is growing bigger in confidence.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
43 3 8 2 14-18 7-9
  • Kyle Lowry: Kyle is a great and complete hooper.  He finds a way with skill and max effort.
  • His knowledge of self allows him mid-game to focus on playmaking when shot is falling short and drummed up 15 helpers.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
8 6 15 3 4 2-13 4-4

  • Delon Wright: Delon almost messed around with a solid showing.  He can help steady this young squad.
  • Quietly, Delon is 10th in the League in Steals rate at 1.5 SPG. Shhhhh…
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
18 10 8 2 5 7-12 4-4
  • Saddiq Bey:Big ‘Ddiq” is emerging as an elite rookie.  His upside is starting to manifest with consistency.
  • Ddiq won this game for Dwayne Casey.  This line drips in sweet efficiency.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
28 12 2 2 6 8-14 6-6

  • CLIPPERS -VS- (W) MAVERICKS
  • Kwahi Leonard: The Klaw collapses on all drives and snags all loose balls.
  • He will strip the varnish off the fence with one wave of his fingers.
  • Wait?! are his hands still growing??!
  • His 1 for 4 from the charity stripe may imply growing hands…  Kwahi is 4th in steals rate at 1.6 SPG.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
20 7 7 2 1 2 9-21 1-4
  • Paul George: PG13 looking sharp in this loss.  Note: PG13’s hands are NOT growing, and therefore he made all three of this free throws.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
28 7 5 1 1 5 4 10-20 3-3

  • Luka Doncic: Incredibly, this is Luka’s 9th career 40 burger in the Association.
  • A productive and positive global impact is this talented kid having on the World’s view of basketball.
  • This kid is a tank with a trigger-twitch sharp shooter rifle inside.
  • Almost not fair to watch him dominate.  Almost.  Young Luka wins another game.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
42 6 9 3 2 6 4 16-28 4-5
  • Kristaps Porzingis: Porzin-God is somewhat shadowed by Luka’s shine.
  • That said, he provides a guaranteed double-double most nights.
  • He just lost his lateral, and this equates to less blocks than in NYK days.
  • Carlisle isn’t using his bench well.  Plenty to eat for the Latvian.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
11 13 2 1 4 5-14 0-1
  • CELTICS -VS- (W) CAVALIERS 

  • Robert Williams: Time Lord’s Stocks have ripened on the vine and are now sumptuously available at all Grocery Chains.
  • Buy some Time-Lord Stocks.  This kid is just getting started.
  • I’d consider a trade for one of you vets for an upside, motivated big like he; The Lord, of Time.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
13 14 3 2 4 1 6-7 1-2
  • Jayson Tatum: Tatum continues to cook them taters.  Tater Tott marvel.
  • This kind of usage and only one TOV is elite.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
29 5 3 2 1 3 1 11-24 4-5
  • Jalen Brown: Robust line taps into all facets of hoops.
  • Jalen?  More like Ja-Lean, as the Celtics really lean on him nightly to do it all.
  • Scoring heavily and still maintaining a 1.2 SPG.  Oh, no not more growing hands! 0 for 4 FTM is so un-Jalen.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
28 3 4 2 3 2 2 11-26 4-8

  • Collin Sexton: The Young Bull is a force.  When aroused, he puts the ball in the hoop.  Chalk up another masterpiece for the Bull for the Win.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
29 7 6 2 4 10-20 7-7
  • Darius Garland: Young Bull’s backcourt mate is showing out as-to-why Cavs fans feel that they are growing something special.
  • They both get after it from deep and going downhill at the rack.  Hence the seven and six FTA respectively.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
25 4 6 1 2 2 9-16 5-6
  • Larry Nance Jr.: 1.8 Steals per game from a big is rare territory.  Health and time are the only things he can’t steal.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
18 10 4 2 1 2 2 7-8 2-2
  • (W) KINGS -VS- WIZARDS

  • Hassan Whiteside: Mount Whiteside is stirring.  Not erupting yet, but geologists in Sacramento predict a seismic shift soon, due to a fracture in the Marvin Bad-leg fault-line.
  • Imagine the lava due to spew in the coming weeks while Bagley is out with a hurt wrist *(this time).
  • Go grab Big Hass’ and ride him.  His 0 for 2 again sheds light on the growing hands phenomenon witnessed in Kwahi.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
6 6 2 2 3-6 0-2
  • De’Aaron Fox: Swift as a fox indeed.  Kids got moxy and hutzpah.  Fast AF.  Foxes love to experiment and push the limits.  Hence, you must live with his capriciousness and proneness to unneeded TO’s.
  • Foxes also love contact.  Thus, Fox is expert at cuddling into the lane and rubbing his competitors before they can turn or react.
  • That’s how F’n fast he is.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
28 1 7 5 1 3 8-21 11-13
  • Bradley Beal: BB is shooting the lights out like a naughty middle schooler out at dusk to damage safety lights down the boulevard uptown.  He was chuckin’ tonight with nothing doing from downtown.
  • Never-the-less, Beal is a true five-tool master, and thus just stepped into his buttery 20 footer and limitless penetrations.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
29 6 5 4 12-20 5-6
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
26 14 10 1 1 6 8-19 9-12
  • Rui Hachimura: Rui put forth a nice line.  Not an exciting baller, but like The Black Falcon, Harrison Barnes, he can do a lot in a supporting, calm way.
  • Perhaps Rui is the…….”Japanese Falcon”?
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
17 9 2 1 7-15 3-3
  • Alex Len: Available in many leagues.  Perennial hot-and-cold streamer.  Now may be the time to stream him once again.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
13 12 3 2 5-7 3-3
  • (W) BUCKS -VS- 76’ERS in Overtime.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: Greek Freak staying in his lane for the win.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
32 15 5 6 13-22 5-8
  • Donte DiVencenzo: Donte getting run this week.  He boards well and ranks 41st in steals with 1.1 SPG.
  • May lose minutes to impending incoming free agent, veteran P.J. Tucker.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
20 8 5 3 4 1 7-16 2-2

  • Ben Simmons: Big Ben went hard at the rack last night.  With Joel on the sidelines, he’s going to take some more drives.
  • Ben is our 2nd Triple-Double of the evening, folks.
  • The DPOY candidate is dazzling, dishing, and thefting at a high rate.  Ben is 9th in the Association with a steal rate of 1.5 SPG.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
13 10 12 2 2 7 6-16
  • Tobias Harris: Tobias is pissed! All-Star snub means ball out!  Consider a trade for him as he is determined to ball hard!
  • Tobias with an edge is my favorite.  Not the smily Toby.  Tobias getting stocks vaults him.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
19 9 4 2 1 1 2 8-23 2-2
  • Dwight Howard: Future HOF’er got some Tiger left in the tank *(Too soon?). Whilst Joel is gimp, consider streaming Dwight.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
13 15 1 1 2 6-11 1-2

  • (W) NETS -VS- PACERS:
  • James Harden: True Jedi.  Truly playing chess while most are playing checkers.
  • Yummy rare 40-Burger Deluxe, Triple-Double Double-Decker supreme, and hold the mustard.
  • Strip club Don evidently cannot get Covid-19…..It’s all here, Volume, Efficiency, Defense, Precision. Masterful.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
40 10 15 2 2 2 13-27 12-14
  • Nicolas Claxton: The emergence of this lanky, trill lad with the most eye-sore braids in the league, *(Now that Jordan Bone left) 🙂
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
11 8 1 2 5-10 5-10 1-2
  • Domantas Sabonis: Our 3rd Triple-Dub of the eve!  What an amazing line from this All-Star Wizard.  Impressive career arc.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
18 11 11 4 1 1 4 8-11 1-3
  • (W) NUGGETS -VS- HORNETS:

  • Nikola Jokic: MVP! MVP! MVP!
  • Our 4th Triple-Dub of the Eve! What a treat!
  • Joker only needed three quarters to do so in this stellar blowout.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
12 10 10 3 6-7
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
28 13 1 3 2 11-17 3-4
  • Terry Rozier: Continues to ball in a refined, new way.  Up and Up for Terry.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
21 5 4 2 3 2 7-13 4-5
  • HEAT -VS- (W) GRIZZLIES:
  • Jimmy Butler: Jimmy is caffeinated and killing it.  Espresso Jimmy is en Fuego.  Jimmy IS #heatculture.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
24 7 2 1 2 1 10-20 2-3
  • Bam Adebayo: Bam Bam is damn damn good.  Ruggedly efficient.  Rare point forward/enforcer.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
15 12 6 2 3 5-11 5-6
  • De’Anthony Melton: When my buddies and I would adventure with L.S.D. back in the day in Virginia, we would call a hard trip, “Melting Face.”
  • Thus, tonight showed Melton, Melting face!
  • Q: Will you melt with Melton and shift your view of time?
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
13 10 6 2 1 1 4-9 4-4
  • (W) WARRIORS -VS- ROCKETS:
  • Jordan Poole: Admittedly, as a Warrior fan, I do NOT like Poole.
  • That glib type of scorer, who doesn’t dig in on defense gets my scorn.
  • That said, with Steph hurt and Paschall in Covid-19 protocols, now is the time to stream Poole in 12-teamers.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
23 1 2 2 6 8-16 1-1

  • Draymond Green: Our 5th Triple Double of the night! What an auspicious night of Hoops!
  • Long live Round Ball!
  • Glad to see a resurgence of his defensive sense of urgency this season.
  • Dray ranks 10th in the Association with a steals rate of 1.5 SPG.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
16 12 10 1 1 4 7-8 1-1
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
21 9 2 1 3 8-12 5-11
  • Kevin Porter Jr.: Showing his upside.
  • Oh no! His hands must also be growing!  4-for-8 on free throw, that’s the only explanation!
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
25 4 7 3 3 5 9-18 4-8
  • (W) SPURS -VS- BULLS:
  • Jakob Poeltl: Poeltl breakin’ out!  The Spurs center of the future flashing his potential now.
  • Ya, Jakob!
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
20 16 1 2 9-11 2-5
  • Derrick White: Back from a toe problem, he’s showing his knack for comprehensive production, albeit when healthy.  
  • Prayers for healthy feet.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
17 4 5 2 2 1 4-14 7-7

  • Thaddeus Young: Stalwart and rugged.  Seasoned and robust.
  • This guy is a fantasy prototype.
  • 18th in steals at 1.3 SPG. Go trade for him and reap his abundance.
  • Coach Billy Donovan trusts Thad to run his offense.  And you should too.
  • #teamthad.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
16 8 5 2 1 6 8-16

  • Zack LaVine: All-Star has become a revelation.
  • He and/or Julius Randle could win Most Improved as All-Stars.
  • What a world we live in, folks.
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
29 6 6 1 1 3 2 12-21 2-3

  • Patrick Williams: He Won’t Win ROY.  He won’t wow you with tons of highlights, either.
  • What he will do is use his size and strength, night after night in old school fashion to consistently manifest double-doubles and play winning basketball.
  • Their club may not be winning, but these three Bulls are playing like a symphony together.  
PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PT TOV FGM FTM
10 14 1 2 2 4-7
  1. Court Vision says:
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    Great write-up Grizz. Love the hardwood poetics and archetypal insights. Keep em comin!

  2. J-Man Grizzle

    J-Man Grizzle says:
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    thanks Homie, appreciate it.

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