Celtics 124, Bulls 97
Nets 115, Raptors 103
Cavaliers 128, Hawks 105
Bucks 131, Heat 124
Knicks 115, Hornets 91
Timberwolves 106, Thunder 103
Mavericks 121, Rockets 115
Kings 124, Warriors 123
What went down
It was a wild night around the league for the final night of group play of the In-Season Tournament.
The ending of the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors game couldn’t have been wilder, capped off by a game-winner from Malik Monk and a missed shot at the buzzer by Steph Curry.
MALIK MONK CALLED GAME.— NBA (@NBA) November 29, 2023
KINGS WIN THE GAME AND WEST GROUP C 🏆 pic.twitter.com/GdQ0XW9iit
The Warriors should win by 12 points to advance, but the Kings had other ideas - mounting a comeback to not only not lose by more than 12 points, but taking over to get a one-point win.
De’Aaron Fox took the lead once again for the Kings, scoring 29 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing out nine assists. Malik Monk and Kevin Huerter both chipped in 21 points, respectively.
The win sets the brackets for the In-Season Tournament quarterfinals, which tips off next week.
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks finished the knockout stage as top seeds and will face the Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks, respectively. The Kings get the New Orleans Pelicans while the Indiana Pacers face the Boston Celtics out East.
THE BRACKET IS SET.— NBA (@NBA) November 29, 2023
The NBA In-Season Tournament Knockout Rounds tip off with the Quarterfinals on Monday, 12/4 and Tuesday, 12/5 on TNT 🏆 pic.twitter.com/9GgIKrpOU2
After the quarterfinals, the top four teams fly out to Las Vegas for the semis and finals rounds.
The Cleveland Cavaliers must have marked this game against the Atlanta Hawks in their calendar because Donovan Mitchell and Evan Mobley went off.
Mitchell dropped a 40-piece on the Hawks while Mobley delivered his best game of the season so far with 17 points, 19 rebounds, and seven blocks in the win.
Julius Randle also had monster stats versus the Charlotte Hornets, scoring 25 points and grabbing 20 rebounds.
In a win against the Houston Rockets, Luka Doncic dropped his version of monster stars, nearly notching another triple-double with 41 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists.
What he said
Dirk Nowitzki should be calling all Mavs’ games moving forward. Here he was talking about Kyrie Irving’s handles:
Dirk Nowitzki on Kyrie Irving:— Kyrie’s Hub (@kyrieshub) November 29, 2023
"Kyrie is as skilled as anybody I've ever seen with the ball”
GOAT recognizing GOAT 🐐 pic.twitter.com/mRrrv28Ruv
Did you see that?
The Giannis Antetokounmpo-Damian Lillard partnership has immediately resulted in a bunch of highlights and crazy stats. The latest of which is a combined 65 points to clinch the No. 1 seed in the knockout stage of the In-Season Tournament.
Giannis and Dame combined for 65 PTS in the Bucks W 🤝— NBA (@NBA) November 29, 2023
Giannis: 33 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST
Dame: 32 PTS, 4 REB, 9 AST
Milwaukee clinched East Group B and locked down the #1 seed in the Knockout Rounds 🏆 pic.twitter.com/KqCDWZv6pj
The Los Angeles Clippers aren’t exactly having a stellar start to the season, with a win-loss record of 7-9. The good news is that they’re catching the Sacramento Kings on the backend of a back-to-back.
The bad news is that the Kings are coming off a win against the Warriors and are looking to extend their win streak to three.
The bad news is that the Kings are coming off a loss against the Warriors and are looking to bounce back.
The Clippers and the Kings tip-off at 11:00AM on NBA Philippines.