The NBA begins on December 5. 27: Za Morant, Chris wins for 4th time (& a Luca lookback)

Happy Wednesday!

Grizzlies roll. Colin Sexton threw down a dunk contest slam in the middle of a game. It's been exactly one year since Luka Doncic hit a triple-double like no other.

Let's catch up. 🏀💨


Row 🏀

  1. 👀 Must see from Tuesday
  2. 🔥 Gris rally for victory, 4-0 Ja
  3. 🌪️. Roundup: Thunder top Wolves
  4. Luke's first year
  5. 🎥 Luca's career in GIFs

Today…

📲 Cavs at Mavs: One year ago today, Luka Doncic posted the first 60-20-10 game in NBA history (more on that in Section 4️⃣). What will he do to celebrate the anniversary of the Mavericks hosting the Cavs (8:30 ET, NBA App)?

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1. A must watch on Wednesday morning

If the above GIF isn't enough of a reference, we're starting today with the best dunks to watch from Tuesday's nine-game night.

Tuesdays aren't just about dunks. A few neat results are shown here.

  • Security ▶️ Crime: Russell Westbrook gets a steal on defense, turns it into a one-man fast break, Eurostep and hit the layupThen he unleashed the celebration
  • Scoot Scooting: See Basic Drive and Acrobatic reverse finish From Blazer's Rook
  • Throw it away: If the ball is caught anywhere near the basket, Victor Wembaniama can reach it. Exhibit A: This Mid-air adjustment To the end

2. GRIZZ RALLY LATE, 4TH STRAIGHT

🐻 Grizzlies 116, Pelicans 115 (OT)

The Grizzlies went 6-19 without Za Morant to start the season.

They are now 4-0 in the Western Conference Player of the week In court after a drag Victory from behind on Tuesday over New Orleans.

Memphis trailed by 14 early in the fourth quarter and held the lead until the final seconds of the game.

  • One down with 0.4 With seconds left, the Grizzlies attempted an inbounds pass lob to the basket. Jeron Jackson Jr. was fouled and made free throws
  • He did it first The second missed to tie the game, but send it to overtime
  • Morant scored 5 runs His Game High 31 The Grizzlies won their fourth straight in OT
  • Memphis scored 27 points and five 3s from Desmond Bane, a Double-double (19/10) Seen by Marcus Smart from JJJ Marcus does smart things When he returned from a leg injury, he was sidelined for five weeks
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At 10-19, the Grizzlies still have the field to contend with in the Western Conference.

  • They will be tested Back to back nights on the road this week with the defending champion Nuggets and red-hot Clippers
  • The Grizzlies have been much better on the road (8-8) than at home (2-11) this season.
  • Three of those were road wins Morant is averaging 28.8 points on 50.6% shooting, 8.5 assists and 5.3 rebounds through his first four games.

3. Roundup: Thunder top Wolves in West Top 3 clash

⛈️ Thunder 129, Wolves 106: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (34 pts, 6 reb, 9 ast) led four Thunder players with 20+ points — Jalen Williams 21, LeDart and Seth Holmgren 20 each — as OKC (third in the West) moved past the West-leading Wolves. Review

Clippers 113, Hornets 104: After losing two straight following their nine-game winning streak, the Clippers got back on track behind a combined 54 points from James Harden (29 points, 6 reb, 8 ast, 6 3s) and Paul George (25 points, 5 3s). Trailing by six early in the fourth, LA went on a 16-0 run to pull away. Highlighted by this slam From Zubac. Review

🐂 Bulls 118, Hawks 113: DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, including a Clutch finger roll With 25.6 seconds left, the Bulls outscored the Hawks. Andre Drummond (24 pts, 25 reb) recorded his 45th Life is a 20/20 game – Most of the active players. Meanwhile, Trae Young's 30+ point, 10+ assist games ended at seven. Review

🌹 Blazers 130, Kings 113: Anfernie Simons (29 points, 5 3s), Scoot Henderson (17 points, career-high 11 ast) and a big bench effort led by Dube Reith (career-high 25 points, 9 rebounds) (65-17 advantage) helped the Blazers earn their second win of December. De'Aaron Fox (43 points) and Domantas Sabonis (34 pts, 12 reb) just weren't enough for the Kings. Review

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🏎️ Pacers 123, Rockets 117: Fred VanVleet's runner with 1:50 left gave the Rockets their first 4th quarter lead, but they didn't score again as Tyrese Halliburton (33 points, 10 ast, 7 3s) and the Pacers Closed the game Alberan Sengunin (30 pts, 16 reb, 5 ast, 4 steal) on an 8-0 run to break out a big game. Review

🌃 Nets 118, Pistons 112: Cam Johnson (24) and Mikal Bridges (21) combined for 45 points to surpass Kate Cunningham's 41 points (with a franchise record 37 in the second half) and hand the Pistons their 27th straight loss, the most in a single season in NBA history. . Review

🎷 Jazz 130, Spurs 118: Lauri Markkanen (31 pts, 12 reb) Led all goals Jordan Clarkson (24 pts, 6 rep, 8 ast) and Colin Sexton (20 points) added 44 to lead the Jazz past the Spurs. Kelton Johnson led San Antonio with 26 points, while Wembey added 15 points, 7 reb and 5 blk. Review

🔮 Magic 127, Wizards 119: Franz Wagner (28 pts, 8 reb, 9 ast), Paolo Banchero (24 pts, 8 ast) and Anthony Black (23 pts, 4 stl) each scored 20+ points to lead the Magic to their second straight win. Back from a four-game skid. Review


4. Luke's first year

Luka Doncic, At just 24 years old, he has made a habit of making NBA history.

Two days after Luke Christmas Day Show For the ages, we're celebrating the one-year anniversary of the greatest game of his young career.

  • Knicks at Mavericks, December 27, 2022
  • 60 points. 21 rebounds. 10 assists
  • First of all 60-20-10 game in NBA history
  • Mandatory overtime After trailing by 9 with 33 seconds left
  • Intentionally missed free throw, offensive rebound, puntback for a tie
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Here's the play:

Here is the reaction From Luke. stunned. shocked happiness Hands. All of them!

Here it is reaction From teammates Around the NBA.

Luke added Seven more points in OT to give him 60 and give Dallas the improbable victory.

  • became mother-in-laws First team in play-by-play era (since 1997-98) to win a game after trailing by nine points or more with 33 seconds or less remaining

in the year Since Luca's 60-21-10 masterpiece, he continues to improve, becoming the first or youngest to reach milestone after milestone.

  • 1st player 50+ points, 5+ rebounds, 15+ assists, 3+ steals, 3+ blocks and 5+ 3PM in a game (December 25, 2023)
  • A younger player 1,000 3PT FGs in NBA history 24y, 286d (December 11, 2023)
  • High score A triple in the half with 29 points, 10 rep, 10 ast (10 ast).December 6, 2023)
  • 1st player 35+ point, 15+ rebound, 15+ ast and 5+ 3s games in NBA history (December 2, 2023)
  • 1st Maverick To open a season with a 30+ point triple-double (October 26, 2023)
  • 1st in 30+ point games In one season for Dallas (41 on March 22, 2023)

Application of Luke Reads like a player entering the Hall of Fame. He has not played for two months since his 25th birthday.

After his Christmas Day performance, Mavs coach Jason Kidd said, „We can't take him for granted.” This applies to all of us who love sports. Appreciate the magnificence we see every night.


5. Luca Magic, in GIF format

That iconic play and reaction from a year ago brought to mind other great Luka moments throughout his career.

Luca and Trey watch as Luca's half-court shot flies toward the hoop, prompting this reaction during the 2020 Rising Stars game.

Luca and Trey watch as Luca's half-court shot flies toward the hoop, prompting this reaction during the 2020 Rising Stars game.

Luca's poster dunk on Jrue Holiday in transition led to this epic reaction

Luca's poster dunk on Jrue Holiday in transition led to this epic reaction

Sometimes the magic is so strong that it shocks Luke himself.  Luca pumps-fake 3, hits pass-fake drive before lifting Blazers for one-handed monster dunk (Dec. 16, 2022)

Sometimes the magic is so strong that it shocks Luke himself. Luca pumps-fake 3, hits pass-fake drive before lifting Blazers for one-handed monster dunk (Dec. 16, 2022)

: How did Luca make a bank shot 3 after falling out of bounds as the shot clock was expiring?  It's all on the wrist (Oct 27, 2023)

As the shot clock was expiring, how did Luca get this desperate? It's all on the wrist (Oct 27, 2023)

Luka's first playoff game-winner (including a rare Mike Breen double 'bang!') in the Mavs' first-round matchup with the Clippers was 4...

Luka's first playoff game-winner (including a rare Mike Breen double 'Bang!') in Game 4 of the Mavs' first-round matchup with the Clippers…

Luca's reaction as his teammates booed him before celebrating (August 23, 2020)

Luca's reaction as his teammates booed him before celebrating (August 23, 2020)

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