Friday, April 19, 2024

Anthony Edwards on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luka Doncic: I really feel like I'm the higher participant

Clutch Factors: “I really feel like I’m the higher participant.” Anthony Edwards says he’s higher than Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luka Doncic 👀
Supply: Twitter @ClutchPointsApp

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards: “You understand how it goes after the break. I do know I used to be out of practice tonight, for positive.”
Requested him if he meant bodily or simply his shot, appeared to say his shot.
“I attempted but it surely wasn’t there. I imply on the finish it got here alive a bit of bit.” – 1:20 AM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Huge shot from Anthony Edwards to chop the Bucks’ result in 4, however then the Wolves trapped Lillard at half courtroom.
Lillard to Antetokounmpo, who dropped it off to Crowder within the dunker for his first factors of the evening.
Bucks up, 110-104, with 35.5 seconds left. – 12:30 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder scored a season excessive 147 factors tonight.
7 gamers scored in double digits.
Chet: 25 PTS
Wallace: 13 PTS
Giddey: 12 PTS
Kenrich: 12 PTS
Wiggins: 12 PTS
JDub: 11 PTS PM

Royce Younger @royceyoung
Thunder beat the Wizards 147-106.
– SGA: 30-7-9 (10-17 taking pictures)
– Chet: 25 and 10 rebounds + 2 blocks
– Giddey: 12-7-3
– Dub: 11 and 5 assists
– Kenrich: 12 (4-6 from 3)
– Wallace: 13 (3-5 from 3)
– Wiggins: 12
OKC’s taking pictures splits: 60/50/81. – 10:15 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
FINAL: Thunder 147, Wizards 106
SGA – 30 factors, 9 assists, 8 rebounds
Chet – 25 factors, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks
JDub – 11 factors, 5 assists
Wallace – 13 factors
Poole – 21 factors, 3 assists
Kuzma – 14 factors, 4 rebounds
Kispert – 20 factors
OKC is 39-17 – 10:15 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
Is Ant higher than Luka and Shai? 👀 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wonderful spin by Bilal Coulibaly to get round Shai Gilgeous-Alexander plus a troublesome end for 2. PM

Royce Younger @royceyoung
SGA has formally scored at the very least 30 factors in half the video games this season.
There are nonetheless 26 video games left. – 9:49 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Finish of 3Q: Thunder 117, Wizards 81
SGA – 30 factors, 9 assists, 8 rebounds
Chet – 25 factors, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks
JDub – 11 factors, 5 assists
Kispert – 20 factors
Poole – 18 factors, 3 assists
Kuzma – 14 factors, 4 rebounds – 9:49 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in 3 quarters:
30 PTS
10-17 FG
1 TO
+38 PM

Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
SGA will get to 30 factors within the remaining seconds of the 3Q as he doubtless gained’t see motion within the 4Q of this blowout for the Thunder – 9:48 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has scored 30 factors in 41 video games this season.
SGA is #1 in 30 level video games with 5 greater than #2 Luka Doncic. – 9:48 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s change of tempo is simply insane. That hesi crossover continues to work to get him by visitors. – 9:40 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
If Shai Gilgeous-Alexander goes to attain his compulsory 31 factors tonight, he’s most likely going to have to attain 11 within the third quarter. – 9:08 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
HALF: Thunder 80, Wizards 57
SGA – 20 factors, 6 assists, 3 rebounds
Chet – 19 factors, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks
JDub – 11 factors, 4 assists
Kispert – 19 factors
Poole – 14 factors, 3 assists
Kuzma – 10 factors, 3 rebounds – 9:06 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Finish of 1Q: Thunder 41, Wizards 28
SGA – 14 factors, 5 assists
Kenrich – 9 factors
Chet – 5 factors, 5 rebounds
Kuzma – 8 factors
Poole – 7 factors, 2 assists
Kispert – 6 factors – 8:35 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I actually like Mark Daigneault going to get Shai Gilgeous-Alexander there. picked up two fouls, however solely 6.3 left within the quarter. you might be about to take him out anyway, guarantee there isn’t any wacky third first quarter foul. Particulars. – 8:34 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 1st quarter
14 PTS
6-8 FG
0 TO – 8:34 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
What a sequence. Joe stands his floor, will get the steal, brings the ball by visitors, dumps it to Shai, swings it to Kenrich for 3, the gang goes wild. OKC is up double digits. – 8:32 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Anthony Edwards oozes swagger and confidence — and is aggressive in every little thing. Naturally, I challenged him to a recreation of Jenga whereas we chat about comparisons to Jordan, expectations for the Wolves and extra.
From our @Timberwolves All-Entry: PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Please inform me somebody isn’t actually making an attempt to check Anthony Edwards to Michael Jordan. – 7:20 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder starters vs Wizards
OKC making an attempt for his or her 4th straight win. – 7:16 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Thunder starters
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Josh Giddey
Lu Dort
Jalen Williams
Chet Holmgren – 7:15 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Thunder beginning lineup:
Chet – 7:15 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Highest +/- this month:
+115 — Ant
+114 — Kyrie
+103 — Spida
+100 — Luka, Steph PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW video with @SwipaCam!
So…what would occur if Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic ACTUALLY teamed up?…5:05 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Luka Mitrovic and Aleksa Avramovic mix for 37 factors as Serbia outlasts Finland in Belgrade #EuroBasket #FIBA
eurohoops.web/en/eurobasket/…4:00 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is among the finest scorers on this planet, however since he entered the league, 60 gamers have scored extra factors in a recreation than SGA’s profession excessive of 44.
Story from final week on the Nice Scoring Paradox: activities/n…3:46 PM
“Luka is essentially the most harmful participant within the Western Convention. … He’s LeBron James minus the athleticism.” 👀
@kendrickperkins on why the Mavs can compete within the West. PM

Mark Followill @MFollowill
Thursday’s 41 level, 11 help recreation by Luka Doncic is the twentieth recreation of at the very least 40P and 10A in his profession. 4th most within the historical past of the NBA in keeping with @Stathead and the Mavs are 17-3 in these video games. PM

Tim Cato @tim_cato
i wrote in regards to the Mavericks’ emphatic, attention-deserving win in opposition to Phoenix, the lineup conundrums that the Mavericks and Jason Kidd have for the primary time within the Doncic period, and the defensive flexibility that a number of combo wings offers:…3:02 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka and Kyrie are rolling collectively and it’s serving to every little thing, together with the Mavericks’ protection.…1:01 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Excited to be again on the @ALLCITY_NBA present! Come be a part of.
✅ Thunder get one other assertion win
✅ Luka’s MVP case
✅ Greatest “model make fights” matchups out West
📺… PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder already gained the Paul George/SGA commerce, however the Clippers haven’t misplaced it. Not but at the very least. activities/n…12:53 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Luka Doncic scores 41 in Mavericks win, additionally picks up technical for throwing ball too laborious again to referee…12:40 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Left is Jokic in his final MVP season. Proper is Luka this season.
27.1 PPG 34.3 PPG
13.8 RPG 8.8 RPG
7.9 APG 9.6 APG
Each as 6 seeds. AM

Royce Younger @royceyoung
That is an superior breakdown video from @ElGee35 on SGA’s unimaginable iso skill. However what’s most attention-grabbing is how a lot sensible group play and shifting items impacts good isolation. Extremely suggest:…10:33 AM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
At this time’s The Hoop Collective with @WindhorstESPN and @TimBontemps hits on the Thunder’s assertion win and attention-grabbing lineup swap vs. Clippers, Luka and the Mavs stacking wins whereas determining how all of the items match and extra…10:29 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Nikola Jokic crossed out the Washington Wizards with a historic triple-double #NBA
Domantas Sabonis and Luka Doncic additionally gave nice performances in wins👇
eurohoops.web/en/nba-news/16…5:10 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Luka Doncic exhibiting his love for Actual Madrid 🇪🇸❤ AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Luka’s 41 pts/11 asst recreation vs PHX was his sixth 40-10 recreation this season. Nobody else has greater than 2 (Tyrese Haliburton). He has 10 40-10 recreation in his profession. Mavs are 16-3 in these video games – 12:53 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Luka hit 3 powerful setback 3s over us. You’ve obtained to reside with one thing with him.”
Kevin Durant on #Mavs 16-0 run to open third quarter in #Suns loss. AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Did Luka Doncic deserve a technical foul for this motion? 🤔 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
When requested if he regarded to place Royce O’Neale on Luka Doncic earlier, Frank Vogel mentioned Suns switched quite a bit so main defender “has little to do with it.”
Mentioned Bradley Beal (hamstring) would’ve made distinction as a result of he “can actually contact the paint at will” in small ball. #Suns AM

Legislation Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Requested Jalen Williams, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to debate the opposite’s defensive expectations.
J-Dub: “Shai performs actually laborious… I’m not ever going right into a recreation questioning what he’s going to be on.”
Shai: “Guard the opposite group’s finest participant… if he doesn’t achieve this, I’m upset.” AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Luka in opposition to the 5-man is a troublesome protection. He burned us three straight instances on it.”
Frank Vogel on #Mavs 16-0 run to open 2nd half in #Suns loss.
“We did get a bit of too stagnant offensively with iso ball, however we didn’t execute what we had been seeking to do effectively sufficient.” AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
UPDATE: Luka Doncic nonetheless nightmare, turnovers stay situation: Takeaways from Suns loss to Mavericks #Suns #MFFL #Mavericks activities/n… through @azcentral – 12:13 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Luka replace: after 41-Sept. 11 (and 4 steals)
31 dbl-dbl.
eleventh recreation of 40+
Nonetheless has not had 3 straight video games w/<30 pts
14th profession recreation lacking triple-dbl by one rebound. thirty fourth recreation lacking triple-dal by one rebound, one help or one rebound and help.
4 steals tied season hello – 12:06 AM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Mavs newcomer Daniel Gafford on Luka Doncic: “To me, he’s the MVP. … Seeing the issues he does and Kyrie does, I’m simply amazed. It’s like I’m a child of the sweet retailer as a result of I’m seeing two nice gamers simply exit and dominate.” – 11:59 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
When the commerce occurred, individuals puzzled whether or not Luka & Kyrie would work. Mentioned it could work so long as each gamers needed it to work. Watching them, it’s fairly clear they need it to work and it’s working. 70 pts. 25-45 FG 11-19 3pt vs PHX. Solely backcourt with each avg 25-5-5 – 11:57 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum on the controversy surrounding his MVP candidacy vs. the likes of Jokic & SGA: “There’s been loads of discuss that the final couple days and people guys are placing up ridiculous numbers each recreation and doing quite a bit for his or her groups. I’ve no downside with these guys being… – 11:46 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA on being again after the All Star Break: “It was a pleasant little break. It was refreshing to see one another once more.” PM

Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
I don’t even understand how Luka made it till the commerce deadline with Grant Williams. Looks as if such a troublesome man to play with 🙄 – 11:15 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
SGA on if nights like tonight can translate to the playoffs: “It’s the identical recreation. It’s nonetheless basketball. It’s simply every little thing’s intensified… All people desires to win. All the things is simply heightened.” – 11:14 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on OKC switching up rotations, akin to Isaiah Joe beginning the second half:
“It’s strategic. Retains groups on their heels. Throw them a curveball.” – 11:13 PM
Legislation Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
From one MVP to a possible future MVP. Russ and Shai PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Chet Holmgren was requested if he hung out with any All Stars or Corridor of Famers along with KD at All-Star weekend:
“Yeah I frolicked with Shai a bit of bit.” – 10:57 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Chet when requested if he had the possibility to hang around with any Corridor-of-Famers or legends throughout All-Star weekend: “I frolicked with Shai a bit of bit.” – 10:56 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
From @KSherringtonDMN:
Luka Doncic, Mavericks preserve rolling with playoff-atmosphere win vs. Devin Booker, Suns activities/maveric…10:51 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Rapid takeaway: Luka Doncic nonetheless nightmare for Phoenix Suns #MFFL #Suns activities/n… through @azcentral – 10:51 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
SGA had 31 factors in win in opposition to Clippers. He’s the primary participant in Thunder/SuperSonics historical past to document at the very least 40 30-point video games in consecutive seasons in accordance @ESPNStatsInfo – 10:21 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Luka in opposition to the Suns for the reason that 2022 playoffs:
35 PTS | 9 REB | 6 AST
33 PTS | 6 REB | 8 AST
34 PTS | 9 REB | 4 AST
50 PTS | 6 REB | 15 AST
34 PTS | 8 REB | 9 AST
41 PTS | 9 REB | 11 AST
Magic.…10:19 PM
Legislation Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Anthony Edwards bullied Shai Gilgeous-Alexander into taking pictures 3s and now look – 9:28 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Larry Chicken mentioned it was vital to compete on the ASG. Anthony Edwards mentioned we shouldn’t count on that.
How did we get right here? Is that this a matter of proper v. incorrect or just instances altering?
@Tom_NBA & I talk about on @LOCeltics
🎧 PM

Extra on this storyline

ClutchPoints: Actual Madrid gifted Luka Doncic with a customized jersey signed by the group 🙌 (through @luka7doncic / IG) -via Twitter / February 23, 2024
Justin Kubatko: Luka Doncic final evening: ✅ 41 PTS ✅ 9 REB ✅ 11 AST ✅ 3 STL It’s the forty sixth time he’s been a recreation’s chief — both outright or tied — in factors, rebounds, and assists, essentially the most such video games in NBA historical past by a participant earlier than his twenty fifth birthday. Extra right here:… -via Twitter @jkubatko / February 23, 2024
Luka Doncic obtained a particular reward Wednesday. In line with Doncic’s Instagram, Actual Madrid gifted the five-time All-Star a jersey signed by gamers on the group, together with defender Ferland Mendy and midfielders Federico Valverde, Brahim Díaz, Toni Kroos and Eduardo Camavinga. The jersey featured the signatures on the entrance, whereas the again had Doncic’s identify and the No. 73 as an alternative of his No. 77 with the Dallas Mavericks. -via ESPN / February 23, 2024
NBA on ESPN: “I imply they not incorrect.” Anthony Edwards on the comparisons to MJ 😅 (through @malika_andrews) -via Twitter @ESPNNBA / February 23, 2024
Clutch Factors: Malika Andrews: ”Who’s your GOAT?” Anthony Edwards: “My GOAT, man, this go sound loopy, however Kevin Durant. I imply, I’ve all the time been a fan, simply watching him play as a child.” 🙌 (through @malika_andrews, h/t @espn) -via Twitter @ClutchPointsApp / February 23, 2024
Clutch Factors: “He’s going to be the face of the NBA.” Karl-Anthony Cities on Anthony Edwards 🗣 (through @FirstTake) -via Twitter @ClutchPointsApp / February 23, 2024

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