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Dwyane Wade, Heat: Needs three points to pass Clyde Drexler (22,195) for 30th place all time - (Keith Allison photo)

 

 

Jerry Sloan became the first head coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games with one team - Chicago Bulls 1969 publicity photo

 

 

 

Jerry Sloan became the first head coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games with one team - Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid is the fourth player to record seven games with at least 30 points and10 rebounds through his team’s first 10 games. Who are the other three? - Dwyane Wade, Heat: Needs three points to pass Clyde Drexler (22,195) for 30th place all time - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

 

New York, NY USA - (NBA)

Monday, November 05, 2018

THREE POINTS

Salt Lake Return: Boston’s Gordon Hayward plays his first game in Utah as a Celtic on Friday on ESPN. Hayward spent seven seasons with the Jazz, culminating with his first All-Star selection in 2016-17. One of Hayward’s former longtime teammates, Rudy Gobert, is off to a terrific start for Utah. The French center is shooting an NBA-high 71.8 percent from the field while averaging 16.6 points and 13.6 rebounds.

Kyle Connects: Toronto’s Kyle Lowry has fueled the best start in franchise history (9-1). The four-time All-Star has dished out 10 or more assists in a team- record eight straight games. Lowry is averaging an NBA-leading 11.6 assists for the season, well above his career best of 7.4 assists in 2013-14. He is also shooting 49.6 percent from the field; his career high is 46.4 percent in 2016-17.

Mile High Start: Denver is 8-1 for the first time since 1976-77, its first NBA season. The Nuggets rank third in the NBA in defensive rating after finishing 23rd last season. They play five of their next six games at Pep-si Center, including Week 4 matchups against the two teams ahead of them in defensive rating: No. 1 Boston on Monday and No. 2 Milwaukee on Sunday.


WHAT’S TRENDING

Victor Oladipo, Pacers: Oladipo has scored 20 or more points in each of the last nine games, the longest streak of his career.

Deandre Ayton, Suns: The top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft (16.0 ppg, 10.7 rpg and 3.4 apg) is the first player to average at least 15/10/3 through nine career games since Chris Webber in 1993.

Garrett Temple, Grizzlies: In Memphis’ 5-3 start, Temple is averaging 13.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting from the field and 45.9 percent from three-point range -- all well above his career highs.

Bryn Forbes, Spurs: Forbes, who went undrafted out of Michigan State in 2016, is averaging 12.7 points while starting all nine games during San Antonio’s 6-3 start.

Hoops for Troops: The NBA family will host Hoops for Troops Week (Nov. 9-17) to support and honor members of the armed forces and their families. All NBA and NBA G League teams, players, coaches and referees will work closely with members of the military to make a positive impact in communities.


TRIVIA QUESTION:

Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid is the fourth player to record seven games with at least 30 points and10 rebounds through his team’s first 10 games. Who are the other three?

Answer Below


GO FIGURE

Dallas’ DeAndre Jordan is shooting 82.4 percent on free throws this season. His career mark was 44.6 entering ’18- 19.

San Antonio announced that it will retire Manu Ginobili’s No. 20 jersey on March 28, 2019.

Sacramento’s Buddy Hield is averaging 23.2 points in the last six games, a 5-1 stretch for the Kings.


ON THIS DAY

Nov. 7, 2008: Utah’s Jerry Sloan becomes the first head coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games with one team as the Jazz defeats Oklahoma City 104-97.

Nov. 9, 1989: Milwaukee defeats Seattle 155-154 in five overtime periods, matching the second-longest game in NBA history.

Nov. 11, 2014: Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki passes Hakeem Olajuwon to become the NBA's highest-scoring international player.


MILESTONE WATCH

LeBron James, Lakers: Needs 114 points to pass Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place all time.

Dwyane Wade, Heat: Needs three points to pass Clyde Drexler (22,195) for 30th place all time.

Carmelo Anthony, Rockets: Needs 73 points to pass Alex English (25,613) for 18th place all time.

Vince Carter, Hawks: Needs 60 points to become the 22nd player to reach 25,000.


TRIVIA ANSWER:

Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Walt Bellamy.


THIS DAY IN THE NBA

November 5, 1988 The visiting Los Angeles Clippers spoiled the debut of NBA basketball in the state of Florida with a 111-91 win over the Miami Heat at the Miami Arena.

November 5, 1993 San Antonio, playing its first regular season game at the new Alamodome, established an NBA record for opening night attendance by drawing 36,523 fans. The Spurs sent the crowd home happy with a 91-85 win over Golden State, led by David Robinson’s game-high 32 points.

November 5, 1993 The Houston Rockets beat the New Jersey Nets 110-88 to begin their 15-game start of season winning streak, tying the 1948 Washington Capitols for the best start in NBA history.

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