🏀 Anthony Davis. Unstoppable.

Plus, an unorthodox rookie...

We really can’t blame you if you were watching college hoops all weekend, especially with Caitlin Clark doing things like this. So in case you missed some NBA action, we’re here to help.

Today’s Lineup

🔥 Sunday’s Slate
An unbelievable Anthony Davis line headlined a great night.

💪 Weekend Wrap-Up
Multiple high-level performances graced the league this weekend!

😴 Unsung Heroes
This guard is not your typical rookie.

Sunday’s Slate

Anthony Davis goes supernova, Lakers beat Wolves 120-109

When AD is in attack mode, there are very few people who can impact a game as thoroughly as he can. 27 points, 25 rebounds, five assists, seven steals, three blocks—total domination on both ends. Los Angeles (36-30) is now six games over .500 for the first time this season. No reason to panic for the Timberwolves (44-21), who were missing multiple rotation pieces in this game.

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Bucks spam Dame + Giannis late, beat Clippers 124-117

And honestly, why would they do anything different? A huge day from the Bucks’ (42-23) stars powered the team to a win over a depleted Clippers (41-22) squad. Norman Powell had 26 off the bench for LA.

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Pacers beat Magic 111-97 in important East seeding game

Orlando (37-28) had a two-game lead over Indiana (36-29) in the Eastern Conference playoff picture before this game, but after a massive third quarter led Indiana to victory last night, the lead is down to one. The East is getting tight!

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Sixers squeak by Knicks 79-73 in low-scoring affair

No, your eyes do not deceive you. An NBA game really ended 79-73 in the year 2024. Philadelphia (36-28) and New York (37-27) both shot well under 40% from the field… maybe we don’t miss early 2000s basketball after all.

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Elsewhere around the Association…
  • New Orleans (39-25) just keeps trucking along quietly. The Pels got 28 from Trey Murphy and handled the Hawks (29-35) in Atlanta, 116-103.

  • Houston (30-35) used a huge third quarter to beat Sacramento (36-28), but the Rockets may have suffered a loss in the process. Alperen Sengun had to leave the game in a wheelchair after landing on his leg.

  • Don’t let the Wizards (11-53) get hot! Washington has rattled off two victories in a row after 16 straight losses, and its 110-108 win against Miami (35-29) on Sunday is its first on the road since… January.

  • Brooklyn (26-39) just lost to Charlotte and Detroit… and then beat Cleveland 120-101 last night. We don’t understand the NBA either.

  • 13 different players scored for Oklahoma City (45-19) in its 124-93 win over Memphis. That’s usually a sign that things went well.

See all of last night’s box scores HERE.

Weekend Wrap-Up

  • DominAyton sighting! The Blazers’ big man scored 30 points and grabbed 19 boards in Portland’s win over Toronto.

  • A giant Jarrett Allen game (33 & 18) powered Cleveland to a W against Minnesota. Spida approves:

  • Signs of life from Atlanta? Dejounte Murray scored 41 in a W against Memphis. That’s three straight for the Hawks.

  • This might be the dunk of the year—Jalen Green did something borderline illegal in Portland…

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Unsung Heroes: Vasilije Micic

Vasilije Micic was definitely not the biggest name dealt at the trade deadline, but the 30 year-old rookie has found a rhythm in Charlotte. Averaging 10.3 points and dishing 5.8 assists per game, Micic has been a steadying force among Charlotte’s inexperienced roster. After only one double-digit scoring night in OKC, Micic has recorded nine of them in 13 games with the Hornets.

Three in the Key

😮‍💨 Back to his roots.
Ant’s new colorways are dedicated to his youth football team

💸 That’ll hurt his pockets!
Gobert was fined $100K for that.

🤯 Brandon Boston… on HEADS
The Clippers’ forward got up.

What We’re Enjoying

Dune: Part Two: If you’re somehow unaware that the second installment of Dune is in theaters now… that’s okay, we guess. But you should go see it. From the massive, sprawling score to incredible acting performances all around and one of the most impressive looking sci-fi worlds in recent memory, this movie is a force.

Signing Off

They’re playing us off the stage! Get it? Cause the Oscars were yesterday?

Anyway, thanks for hanging with us as always. The NBA season might be starting to wind down, but your greatness is just getting started. Talk soon!

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