BThe took care of the ball (eight turnover in an overtime game), shot incredibly well from downtown (10-of-18), and had 30 assists on 43 made shots. This was a great performance from the team, highlighted by ‘s 25-point, 10-assists, and nine-rebound effort. But they get just a “B” because it shouldn’t take overtime at home against this team.B+This really couldn’t have worked out better for the Bucks. had a monster game with 26 points and 14 assists. (14 points, nine rebounds, six blocks) had a great game off the bench. And a two-point jumper (foot on the line) at the buzzer gave Milwaukee the one-point loss. Good effort from young guys and a competitive loss that helps the lottery odds is a win-win for them.AThis one was never really in doubt. The completely dominated the on every level. was impossible for the Cavs to match up with and carved them up all night. Pure domination.F was 0-of-11 in this game for zero points. None of the attempts were 3-pointers. And somehow it doesn’t feel like he was the worst Cavs player in this game. C+The played about as well as you can in the first half of this game. They built up a huge lead with a 36-14 second quarter and looked like the team from last season when they were clicking at their finest. Then they nearly gave the lead completely back. Orlando cut it to one in the fourth quarter but the Knicks managed to hold on in a game in which they lost to an ankle injury.D+ only played six people in the second half as they nearly erased a 24-point halftime deficit. had 16 points in the second half alone and they held New York to just 36.8 percent from the field in the final 24 minutes. Just can’t allow such a big lead for the opposition.AI don’t know if this ” should be an All-Star” talk is just hyperbole but he’s continuing to be a big driving force in the best team in the East. He had 26 points Monday night as the blew the out of the water. That third quarter domination is a staple of the Pacers.D+ getting ejected for a flagrant foul was about the only fight the Nets seemed to put up Monday. The team missed 20 of their 26 3-point attempts and , , and were the only acceptable players on the night for Brooklyn.AThe ‘s victory over the was easily the game of the night. It was an incredibly well-executed contest that saw a 38-point effort from and big contributions from and . Two big free throws by won the game for the Heat too.A-Hawks have absolutely nothing to hang their heads about from this game. They made 17 of their 34 3-point shots and received praise for their execution after the game from LeBron James. The trio of , , and showed this team is in good hands. The Hawks are the third best team in the East and hung with the champs.B+The third quarter and were the big difference in this game for the . A huge 36-21 advantage in the third gave the Mavericks the cushion they needed to secure a nice road victory for them. Mavs shot the ball extremely well with a 50.6/50.0/87.0 split for percentages.B-No , no , and no . That’s probably the differenceuld love to be working during the 2019/20 season.The Englishman was sacked the day after keeping Brighton in the Premier League at the end of last term.He said: “It is always difficult adjusting because you are doing something you haven’t done for fo between the being able to grind out this victory and falling short of their goal. , , and were great but the team was too sloppy with the ball.B+ was the catalyst for the with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. However, the big key for the Grizzlies grinding out this victory was the play of the bench. 51 points from the reserve players, led by 17 points from . Grizzlies need a full team effort until is back.C+The didn’t really have a bad game in any respect, they just didn’t have enough firepower and defense to keep up with a hot Memphis bench. and had nice games but was basically a no-show again for them.A-The crossover video above is an accurate representation of how this game went for both the and the . led the way with 26 points. C and each dropped 23 points, but the Raptors giving up 34 points in the fourth quarter was probably not the way to steal a road victory against the Spurs.B- and didn’t give the much of the outside attack that tore down the in the 2012 playoffs. But managed to provide the scoring load to eek out the road win.C+The Nuggets without seem to lack a certain energy. They certainly could have used that against the Warriors in a game in which they couldn’t find a spark. , , and were all solid but there simply wasn’t enough support.A+This was a laugher pretty early in the second half and ended up being the leading scorer in the game with 22 points. The annihilated the on the boards 62-39, and bombed from outside. DThe biggest positive I can find for the Lakers in this game is they only gave up eight points on their 11 turnovee has been training as a centre-back all season. With John Stones and Aymeric Laporte injured, Pep Guardiola was forced to field the defensive midfielder alongside Nicolas Otamendi against Shakhtar Donestk on Wednesday.City cruised to a 3-0 victory ars. So that’s something?B+ returned to Sacramento to remind the Kings that he was once a big part of ished praise on Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk after the team’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United.Mourinho was a pundit for the game in England and offered his analysis on both teams.When asked about the qualities of Reds centre-back Van Dijk, Mtheir future. He had 25 points, 12 assists, and six assists off the bench for the , and the defense stymied the at the end of the game.C+The Kings had just one made field goal in the final five-plus minutes, which is not how you close out a game if you’re hoping to win. dominated for much of this game and was great scoring the ball. But and combined for just 11 points on 2-of-16 from the field.
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