Wednesday’s 14-game NBA slate had us all jumping for joy. Let’s get into the very best of last night’s games.
Celtics-Sixers Locked In
Two preseason Eastern Conference favorites locked horns last night as the Boston Celtics battled the Philadelphia 76ers.
Nick Nurse’s 76ers covered in 5 straight contests heading into this one. Tyrese Maxey hit the jets and raced out to 14 1st-half points as the Sixers took the early lead.
While Kristaps Porzingis continued his strong start to the season dropping 16 in the first two quarters. The question remains can Porzingis stay healthy and aid Jayson Tatum and co. in their quest for Boston’s 18th NBA Championship? We’ll soon find out. Boston currently leads the Eastern Conference winner odds at +160.
Joel Embiid filled the bucket with 27 points in a narrow Sixers victory. However, Wednesday night cemented the fact that the Celtics-Sixers rivalry isn’t going away anytime soon.
Bradley Beal Makes Suns Debut
After 11 seasons in Washington, star shooting guard Bradley Beal finally took the court as a member of the Suns on Wednesday Night.
Beal got straight to work, dropping 13 points in his debut and helping his team overcome the Chicago Bulls. If only he could play defense.
Phoenix’s glaring lack of wing depth and team speed is holding the team back in the early parts of this campaign. Sure, Beal and standout shooting guard Devin Booker have been hurt. But this Suns team is sorely lacking in the defensive department.
Steph duels the Joker
What’s that saying about an immovable object meeting an unstoppable force? Stephen Curry versus Nikola Jokic is just that on the NBA hardwood.
Chef Curry continues to cook opposing defenses. Spraying his deadly 3-pointer from all over the court. Curry has been remarkable this season, averaging 30.9 points on an insane 47.5% from 3. Could he truly become just the second player in NBA history to win MVP at age 35 or older?
Meanwhile, the Joker was up to his usual tricks filling the stat sheet with 35 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists. Jokic has somehow followed up his NBA Finals MVP run with an incredible stretch to begin the season. The former 41st overall pick (so much for that taco commercial) has put up 28 points 12.9 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game entering Wednesday’s action on an absurd 63% field goal percentage.