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NBA NEWS - WEEK 3 - PREVIEW

Stephen Curry is averaging an NBA-high 33.9 points per game - (Keith Allison photo)

 

 

LeBron James, Lakers: passed Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time points list - (NBA photo)

 

 

For those in the know the former LA/Minneapolis Lakers great Elgin Baylor is the best pound for pound NBA player ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden State’s Stephen Curry is averaging an NBA-high 33.9 points per game. He has become the first player in NBA history to sink at least five three-pointers in each of seven straight games - LeBron James, Lakers: On the court, he passed Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time points list and moved ahead of Shaquille O’Neal for sixth place in career field goals made - Jamal Crawford, Suns: Needs nine points to pass Scottie Pippen (18,940) for 56th place all time. Charlotte’s Tony Parker (18,985) is a spot ahead of Pippen - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

 

NEW YORK, NY USA

Monday, October 29, 2018

THREE POINTS

Historic Matchup: The NBA’s last two unbeatens – Milwaukee and Toronto – meet tonight in the first matchup in league history between teams that both entered 6-0 or better. The Bucks are 6-0 for the second time in team history; they opened 7-0 in 1971-72 as defending NBA champions. The Raptors are 6-0 for the first time in their 24 seasons.

Curry Cooking: As Week 3 tips off, Golden State’s Stephen Curry is averaging an NBA-high 33.9 points per game. He has become the first player in NBA history to sink at least five three-pointers in each of seven straight games. The two-time NBA MVP has 46 threes this season (6.6 per game), the most ever after seven games. Curry has led the NBA in three-pointers made a record five times.

NBA G League Tip-Off: The NBA G League’s 18th season tips off Friday with a record 27 teams, including the expansion Capital City Go-Go (Washington Wizards). This season, the Delaware Blue Coats (Philadelphia 76ers) have a new name and the Stockton Kings (Sacramento Kings) are playing in a new city with a new name. Forty percent of players on NBA opening-night rosters this season (including those under two-way contracts) had NBA G League experience.


WHAT’S TRENDING

Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers: Back-to-back games with 41 and 42 points has given Lillard (33.8 ppg) 18 career 40-point games, passing Clyde Drexler (17) for the most in Portland history.

Joel Embiid, 76ers: Embiid is the first player in 76ers history to start a season with six straight games of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Zach LaVine, Bulls: During his sizzling start, LaVine (29.3 ppg) joined Michael Jordan as the only players in Chicago history to begin a season with four consecutive 30-point games.

LeBron James, Lakers: On the court, he passed Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time points list and moved ahead of Shaquille O’Neal for sixth place in career field goals made. Off the court, he received the Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award.

Jr. NBA: Registration is now open for the Jr. NBA 3v3 leagues, which are launching in 12 U.S. cities in January for boys and girls ages 10-13.


GO FIGURE

DeMar DeRozan’s 136 points are the most a player has scored in his first five games with the Spurs.

Milwaukee has an average margin of victory of 19 points over the last five games.

Boston leads the NBA with a defensive rating of 95.2, one of two teams with a rating below 101.0 (Milwaukee is second at 97.8).


MILESTONE WATCH

Dwyane Wade, Heat: Needs 49 points to pass Clyde Drexler for 30th place all time. Jamal Crawford, Suns: Needs nine points to pass Scottie Pippen (18,940) for 56th place all time.

Charlotte’s Tony Parker (18,985) is a spot ahead of Pippen.

Kyle Lowry, Raptors: Needs two steals to pass Doug Christie (664) for the most in Toronto history.


THIS DAY IN THE NBA

October 29, 1961 Oscar Robertson handed out a franchise-record 22 assists during Cincinnati’s 139-132 win over visiting Syracuse. The “Big O” went on to average a triple-double (30.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg and 11.4 apg) for the Royals during the 1961-62 season, becoming the first NBA player to average double figures in assists.

October 29, 1977 Boston Celtic standout John Havlicek became the second player in NBA history to connect on 10,000 career field goals, reaching the milestone in a 103-98 loss at Cleveland.

October 29, 1982 Dominique Wilkins made his debut for the Atlanta Hawks at Detroit. The Pistons won 94-86.

October 29, 1982 James Worthy made his debut for the Los Angeles Lakers against Golden State. The Warriors won 132-117.

October 29, 1994 On the second day of the two-day “NBA Challenge” in Mexico City, a sellout crowd of 21,268 at the Palacio de los Deportes (Sports Palace) watched Seattle defeat San Antonio 124-95 in the championship game. Shawn Kemp led Seattle with 29 points and 10 rebounds. In the third place game, Houston defeated the LA Clippers, 111-103.

October 29, 1996 In conjunction with the NBA’s 50th anniversary celebration, the list of The 50 Greatest Players in NBA History was announced. It included: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nate Archibald, Paul Arizin, Charles Barkley, Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor, Dave Bing, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Cousy, Dave Cowens, Billy Cunningham, Dave DeBusschere, Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, George Gervin, Hal Greer, John Havlicek, Elvin Hayes, Earvin Johnson, Sam Jones, Michael Jordan, Jerry Lucas, Karl Malone, Moses Malone, Pete Maravich, Kevin McHale, George Mikan, Earl Monroe, Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Robert Parish, Bob Pettit, Scottie Pippen, Willis Reed, Oscar Robertson, David Robinson, Bill Russell, Dolph Schayes, Bill Sharman, John Stockton, Isiah Thomas, Nate Thurmond, Wes Unseld, Bill Walton, Jerry West, Lenny Wilkens, and James Worthy

October 29, 2001 The Fayetteville Patriots won the top selection in the NBDL’s Inaugural Draft Lottery.

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