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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
HEAT VS HAWKS
Venue: American Airlines Arena | Start: 10:30am AEDT
The Hawks are 2-1 but head to Miami bemoaning a missed opportunity Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Trae Young put up 25 points in the loss and has been electric early in the season. Miami has been sparked to a strong start of its own including a win at Milwaukee, even without Jimmy Butler. The big-ticket free agent for the Heat is expected to debut on Tuesday after stepping away from the team for the birth of hs daughter. Atlanta is still finding its best mix but the rotation seems to have fewer limits. Twelve players scored against the 76ers.
NUGGETS VS MAVERICKS
Venue: Pepsi Center | Start: 12:00pm AEDT
Nikola Jokic shot just 26.7 percent with nine points at Sacramento on Monday night but the Denver Nuggets outlasted the Kings to improve to 3-0 on the season. The second leg of the back-to-back brings a rested Dallas Mavericks outfit getting the All-Star version of Kristaps Porzingis and a more polished Luka Doncic. Jokic spent much of Monday in foul trouble and keeping pace with the Mavericks’ youthful lineup brings its own set of challenges. Jamal Murray, who paced the Nuggets in scoring Monday, also had a 27-point outing against the Suns last week.
LAKERS VS GRIZZLIES
Venue: Staples Center | Start: 1:30pm AEDT
The Lakers won their first two games of the season over the weekend in convincing fashion, yet it was a tweet from LeBron James in the early morning hours Monday that seemed to draw just as much attention. James was evacuated from his home because of a nearby fire, initially unable to find a place to stay, but presumably will be well rested in advance of Tuesday’s matchup with the Grizzlies. While James had 20 points and 12 assists in a victory against the Hornets on Sunday, Anthony Davis had 29 points and 14 rebounds as the Lakers’ dynamic duo appears to be more in sync. Dwight Howard added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers. The Grizzlies picked up their first victory Sunday, outlasting the Nets 134-133 at home in overtime. Unable to lean on Marc Gasol and Mike Conley now, with the two Memphis mainstays now playing elsewhere, the Grizzlies received double-digit points from seven players Sunday, led by rookie Ja Morant who had 30 and Dillon Brooks who had 21. Morant, the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, also had the assist on Jae Crowder’s game-winning 3-pointer as time expired. New Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins, whose team has led at halftime in all three games this season, picked up his first NBA victory.