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Chris Paul moves up to third on the all-time assist list after dishing out 18 dimes against the Pelicans and Ben Simmons continues to frustrate the Sixers brass.
Chris Paul has moved up to third on the NBA’s all-time assists list. Paul recorded his 10,336th assist against his original team the New Orleans Hornets after Jae Crowder drained a 3-pointer. The achievement means that the Phoenix Suns have had three of the NBA’s top four assist leaders – Jason Kidd (12,091 assists), Chris Paul and Steve Nash (10,335). John Stockton remains the undisputed assist king with 15,806 career assists.
Frustrations are mounting in Philadelphia over Ben Simmons’ refusal to accept help from the organization. Simmons has worked with team doctors to treat a back ailment but is unwilling to discuss his mental readiness with them. The Aussie point forward instead prefers to work with mental health professionals from the National Basketball Players Association. It remains unclear when and if Simmons will suit up for the Sixers.
The Los Angeles Lakers survived a scare last night to squeeze out a 119-117 victory over the Rockets. Houston led for the majority of the game but Kevin Porter Jr came up short with his buzzer beater attempt. Dallas got scorched by Miami who now have a league equal-best 6-1 record and Cade Cunningham struggled against the Bucks, shooting 2-14 from the field.
|Game (home team in bold)||Top Performers|
|Jazz 119 def Kings 113||Donovan Mitchell (UTA) 36 pts, 8 rebs 6 ast|
Buddy Hield (SAC) 19 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast
|Bucks 117 def Pistons 89||Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 28 pts, 8 reb, 9 ast|
Jerami Grant (DET) 21 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast
|Heat 125 def Mavericks 110||Kyle Lowry (MIA) 22 pts, 5 reb, 9 ast|
Luka Doncic (DAL) 33 pts, 3 reb, 5 ast
|Suns 112 def Pelicans 100||Chris Paul (PHO) 14 pts, 7 reb, 8 ast|
Jonas Valanciunas (NOP) 23 pts, 14 reb, 2 ast
|Lakers 119 def Rockets 117||LeBron James (LAL) 30 pts, 4 rebs 10 ast|
Christian Wood (HOU) 26 pts, 16 reb, 3 ast
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|Game (home team in bold)||Time (US EST)|
|Trail Blazers at Cavaliers||7 pm|
|Knicks at Pacers||7 pm|
|Celtics at Magic||7 pm|
|Bulls at 76ers||7 pm|
|Raptors at Wizards||7 pm|
|Hawks at Nets||7:30 pm|
|Nuggets at Grizzlies||8 pm|
|Clippers at Timberwolves||8 pm|
|Mavericks at Spurs||8:30 pm|
|Hornets at Warriors||10pm|
|Pelicans at Kings||10pm|
Jayson Tatum appears to have been caught out playing NBA 2K before yesterday’s loss to the Bulls.
Tyler Herro believes he deserves to be grouped with Luka Doncic and Trae Young.
Damian Lillard is struggling to find his shooting touch this season.
Best of r/NBA
It appears Redditors aren’t the only ones poking fun at Zion Williamson as Charles Barkley weighed in on the issue.
Avid reader Reggie Jackson sparked a literary discussion after revealing that he’s reading The Count of Monte Cristo.
Three-time Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams opened up about having two girlfriends at the same time. Should out to u/throwawayespresso217 for the witty “Triangle Offense” comment.
Performance of the Night
Chris Paul was feeling generous last night as he racked up 18 dimes in a 20-point comeback win over New Orleans. He got the win, third spot on the assists list and bragging rights to The Daily Swish Performance of the Night.
Play of the Day
A dominant LeBron James bullying his way past Kevin Porter Jr for the two-handed slam gets The Daily Swish Play of the Day.