LeBron’s cryptic Arthur meme has cycled endlessly on social media, and thanks to Kevin Love and J.R. Smith shooting lights-out from the field, we won’t be getting another one so soon. Giannis Antetokounmpo was still, of course, a problem for Cleveland’s very bad defense, but Love’s 32 points and 16 rebounds, and Smith’s 20 points on 12 shots were enough to pull off a 124-119 win.
Love was explosive from the jump, and active on the defensive end, slouching off his man to help on Antetokounmpo. He looked like the more dynamic Timberwolves version of himself. The only exception being that his 32 points came off zero three-point attempts. That’s good news for Cleveland, which is still weeks away from the return of a third star in Isaiah Thomas, and needs Love at the top of his game now.
Antetokounmpo was still unreal with 40 points on 16-of-21 shooting, but the Bucks were outmatched by a more talented team. Maybe Eric Bledsoe can change that.
Kristaps Porzingis is COCKY AS HELL, GOOD AS HELL, and FUN AS HELL
The Knicks came back from down by as many as 15 to beat the Hornets, 118-113, because they have a unicorn and Charlotte does not. Porzingis had 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting and was doing boss-level MVP-type sh*t.
Please watch him block Cody Zeller three times in a row (even though the last one was called a foul).
oh my god kristaps just swallowed cody zeller three freakin times pic.twitter.com/9g0UxObYKG— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) November 8, 2017
Now watch him draw a BS foul on Dwight Howard and wink at him.
kristaps just winked and smiled at dwight after drawing a BS foul— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) November 8, 2017
my chest pic.twitter.com/KyeQXwN1gY
Now watch him mic drop in the postgame:
“No.— Wobchel Nichzingols (@World_Wide_Wob) November 8, 2017
Porzingis just dropped the mic on Rebecca Haarlow BYE pic.twitter.com/gpLnZnUlx7
Our unicorn son is growing.
DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis had a NICE game in a comeback win
Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins tonight:— The Bird Writes (@thebirdwrites) November 8, 2017
Anthony Davis had 37 points and 14 rebounds and DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 13 rebounds. That. Is. Pretty. Good! (AND NICE!)
The offense just hasn’t clicked in Oklahoma City, and Billy Donovan has struggled to find ways for Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony to work consistently. The Thunder were up big in the first quarter, after allowing just 10 Kings points, but put up 16 points each in the second and third quarters.
OKC shot 34 percent from the field in total and 27 percent from deep. The Big 3 went 15-of-54 shooting.
Dennis Smith still looks really good, and won a battle against John Wall
If you haven’t been paying attention, nearly every top-10 pick looks very good so far, and none may be more explosive than Dennis Smith Jr. He lit up the Wizards for 22 points on 9-of-22 shooting, eight assists, and eight rebounds. The Mavericks won handily, 113-99.
Here are two very good points from him:
Dennis Smith Jr with 9 points, 4 assists and this dunk in the 1st quarter! pic.twitter.com/qe6U4ZyzJb— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) November 8, 2017
Nikola Jokic scored 41 points, which was more than every Nets starter combined.
The Nuggets beat the Nets, 112-104.
Lance Stephenson is a magician
honestly this lance stephenson pass was incredible pic.twitter.com/MYUviqZykM— Whitney Medworth (@its_whitney) November 8, 2017
(Come on, though, T.J. Leaf).
Kyle O’Quinn made the best face ever after Kristaps scored
Kings 94, Thunder 86