Tuesdays are for tacos, of course, but Tuesdays also bring you more of what you love from around the National Basketball Association with the latest edition of The Morning Dunk.
Pistons Lose Duel Of The Duds
The demoralizing defeats continue to pile up for the putrid Detroit Pistons, with perhaps their best chance of ending their lengthy losing streak now having come and gone.
The Washington Wizards, who had an identical 2-14 SU record ahead of the matchup, blew
out the Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on Monday night with a 126-107 beatdown.
The Pistons' losing streak hits 14 with a 19-point home loss TO THE WIZARDS. Make it 4-38 over their last 42. This is their upcoming schedule 😬🤢 pic.twitter.com/EEdMkEI1tz— Joseph Casciaro (@JosephCasciaro) November 28, 2023
To put into perspective just how horrifying this run has been, the Pistons have won a grand total of four games since last season’s trade deadline in February.
Their ongoing 14-game losing streak is tied for the longest in franchise history, which the Pistons will look to end on Wednesday against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jackson, Jordan Rip Apart Clippers
Revenge is a dish best served cold, whether you’re winning an NBA championship in your new surroundings, or dropping big numbers on the team that sent you there.
Denver Nuggets guard Reggie Jackson, one night removed from failing to scale Mount Wembanyama, dropped 35 points on 15-of-19 from the field, 13 assists, and five rebounds in a 113-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Jackson became the first player this season to have a line of at least 30 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and 75% shooting in a single game.
Not to be outdone, another former Clipper DeAndre Jordan contributed a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds to go along with five dimes and a pair of steals in 34 minutes of action.
Deja vu?— NBA (@NBA) November 28, 2023
Reggie Jackson lobs up to DeAndre Jordan twice in a row 👀
📺 Nuggets-Clippers | Live on NBA TV pic.twitter.com/4uuFHBO6ey
The Nuggets improve to 11-6 SU on the season, and currently have the second-best odds in the race for Larry O’Brien at +440, despite not having guard Jamal Murray for the past 11 games due to an injured hamstring.
George Posterizes Pelicans
Dr. Hannibal Lector loved to pair a liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. In the case of the Utah Jazz, on Monday night, they paired a narrow victory with an even nicer Keyonte.
Jazz rookie Keyonte George led the way with 19 points, five rebounds, and three assists as Utah escaped with a 114-112 win over the visiting New Orleans Pelicans. Utah managed to cash as six-point underdogs.
The 20-year-old guard punctuated his performance with an incredible facial dunk on Dyson Daniels.
KEYONTE GEORGE POSTER 😱 pic.twitter.com/LWQbt3XPTq— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 28, 2023
George is having a respectable season statistically, but is well out of what appears to be a two-player race for NBA Rookie of the Year with a staggering +42000 odds for the hardware.