This is more like what most expected when the Bucks added Damian Lillard this offseason, as Milwaukee put up a robust 130 points per 100 possessions in a perfect 4-0 week. Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined to average over 60 points per game, with Lillard shooting 43% from 3-point range. Malik Beasley has done exactly what the Bucks need of him, averaging 18 points this week on a blistering 56% from long distance.
What a week for the Thunder, whose winning streak now sits at five following wins this week over the Spurs, Blazers and two against the Warriors. The offense has been ridiculous, averaging 125 points per 100 possessions this week, as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continues to lead the way. Rookie Chet Holmgren had the breakout game of his young career, putting up 36 points and 10 rebounds in the overtime win over Golden State, including the turnaround, game-tying 3-pointer from the sideline as time expired in the fourth quarter.
The Celtics were well on their way to the No. 1 spot in the Power Rankings before an overtime loss in Charlotte on Monday. There’s not much cause for concern, however, as they picked up a big win on Wednesday against the 76ers before close victories over the Raptors and Grizzlies. Jayson Tatum led the team with 28 points per game this week, while Kristaps Porzingis averaged 19 points, nine rebounds and four…
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Author : Colin Ward-Henninger
Publish date : 2023-11-21 13:31:16
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