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Plus, Milwaukee's do-it-all rookie.

If you’re in the large part of the US that was obliterated by snow this weekend, forcing you to stay inside and watch basketball for three days, we feel you. We’re not complaining, though!

basically the worst feeling.

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Today’s Lineup

⌚ Check Your Watch
It’s Dame Time, all the time.

💪 Weekend Wrap-Up
Can anyone stop Shai Gilgeous-Alexander? What about the Utah Jazz?

🎥 Unsung Heroes
Breaking down how this rookie is turning heads.

Sunday’s Slate

Dame’s outrageous shot caps Bucks’ 143-142 OT win over Kings

Damian Lillard (29 PTS) did what he does and hit a 35-foot running three to win this game in overtime for Milwaukee (28-12). Sacramento (23-16) was up by four in the final seconds, but a couple late missed free throws left the door open for Milwaukee and Dame (who you never want to leave a door open for). There was approximately a 110% chance that this shot was going in:

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Huge third quarter from Ant propels Wolves past Clippers 109-105

Twenty points in the third quarter and 33/9/6 for the game? Just run-of-the-mill superstar activities from Anthony Edwards. Minnesota (28-11) doesn’t need to make any more “statements”, but this game was a statement nonetheless. Los Angeles (25-14) had won 17 of its last 20 but couldn’t get over the hump against the Wolves, who are now 16-2 at home.

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Heat shine on defense, beat Hornets 104-87 on D-Wade night

Bam Adebayo dropped 24/10/7 in this one to help Miami (23-16) beat Charlotte (8-29), but the most memorable part of this game happened at halftime when Pat Riley surprised Dwyane Wade with the news that he’ll have his own statue in Miami coming soon. Pretty cool stuff:

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Even-keeled Nuggets take down Pacers 117-109

You want to talk about balance? How about 25 points for Jamal Murray, 25 for Nikola Jokic, 25 for Michael Porter Jr and 20 for Aaron Gordon! Denver (28-13) took down Indiana (23-16) on Sunday afternoon. It was also Bruce Brown’s first game back in Denver 😪 

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Booker’s big game helps Suns overpower Blazers 127-116

Phoenix (21-18) pulled out a win in this one thanks in part to Devin Booker scoring 34 points, dishing seven assists, and turning the ball over zero times. Portland’s (10-29) fourth-quarter charge led by Rayan Rupert and Kris Murray (not a joke) ran out of steam with a few minutes left. The Suns are slowly starting to string wins together…

Weekend Wrap-Up

  • Remember when the Jazz lost games? We don’t either. Another Utah win on Saturday (this one against the Lakers) brought the Jazz over .500 for the first time this season.

  • Jordan Hawkins masterclass alert! The New Orleans rookie scored 34 points and made six three-pointers in the Pels’ 118-109 win over Dallas.

  • It quite simply does not matter who is guarding Shai Gilgeous-Alexanderhe’s gonna get his buckets. 37/6/7 for SGA as OKC beat Orlando 112-100.

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Unsung Heroes: Andre Jackson Jr.

The Milwaukee Bucks have some serious star power in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard, so we won’t blame you if you’re not familiar with a second-round rookie who doesn’t score all that much (2.6 PPG). But Andre Jackson Jr. is playing his way into Milwaukee’s rotation by doing a little bit of everything else.

Smart decisions, impressive defensive plays, and a monster dunk every once in a while have made Jackson into a fan favorite already. The UConn product looks primed to become a big part of the Bucks’ future, and we can’t wait to see what he’s able to do with more playing time when the opportunity comes!

Three in the Key

😮‍💨 Jokic is just freestyling now.
And it’s still working…

👩‍🚀 GG Jackson ELEVATION!
That’s right Grizz fans… something positive!

📚 History for Domas!
It came in a loss, but impressive anyway!

What We’re Enjoying

Numbers on the Board: Hey, we know these guys! The first episode of NOTB is officially out, and the guys traded every player whose name has been through the NBA rumor mill. Check it out now!

Signing Off

Tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

Martin Luther King Jr

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