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NBA Game Notes (Nov. 25, 2022)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on November 25, 2022.
AD Makes Laker History
Anthony Davis had 25 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks to lead the Lakers to a 105-94 victory over the Spurs. He made 10 of his 13 shots from the field (76.9%).
Davis has recorded at least 25 points and 15 rebounds in each of his last five games. The last Laker to record at least five such games in a row was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in December 1975.
Davis has recorded a field goal percentage of at least 60% in each of those games. He’s the first player in franchise history to record five straight 25-point, 15-rebound games in which he shot at least 60% from the field.
The only player in NBA history with a longer such streak is Charles Barkley, who recorded six straight 25-point, 15-rebound games with 60% shooting from the field in January 1990.
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Giannis Leads Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo had team highs of 38 points, nine rebounds, and six assists to power the Bucks to a 117-102 win over the Cavaliers. He became the first player in franchise history to record at least 35 points, five rebounds, and five assists in three consecutive games.
It’s the 88th time Antetokounmpo has been his team’s outright leader in points, rebounds, and assists, the third-most such games in NBA history:
150 — LeBron James
98 — Russell Westbrook
88 — Giannis Antetokounmpo
87 — Nikola Jokic
The Cavaliers’ Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 29 points in the loss, bringing his season total to 510 points in 17 games. The only player in NBA history to reach 500 points faster with a new team is Wilt Chamberlain, who did so in 14 games as a rookie in 1959-60.
Stephen Curry scored a game-high 33 points as the Warriors beat the Jazz 129-118 to even their season record at 10-10. He shot 13-23 from the field, including 6-13 from 3-point range. Curry has made at least one 3-pointer in each of his last 207 regular-season games, the longest such streak in NBA history by 50 games.
Curry has made at least three 3-pointers in each of his 18 games this season, the longest such streak to start a season in NBA history by 10 games. Regardless of starting point, it’s tied for the second-longest such streak in NBA history, trailing only Curry’s 24-game streak in 2018-19.
Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson scored 20 points, making six of his 12 attempts from 3-point range. Curry and Thompson have each made at least five 3-pointers in the same game 40 times, double that of the next-closest duo in NBA history (James Harden and Eric Gordon).
Teammate Andrew Wiggins tallied 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Wiggins has scored at least 20 points in each of his last four games, matching his longest such streak as a Warrior.
The Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton recorded 21 points, 15 assists, six rebounds, and four steals in a 128-117 victory over the Nets. Haliburton has dished out at least 14 assists in each of his last four games. No other player in franchise history has recorded more than two such games in row (ABA seasons included).
Haliburton did not commit a turnover. Since the NBA began tracking individual turnovers in 1977-78, he’s the third-youngest player to record a 20-point, 15-assist game with zero turnovers (age in years-days):
22-158 — Allen Iverson (Nov. 12, 1997)
22-210 — Deron Williams (Jan. 22, 2007)
22-269 — Tyrese Haliburton (Nov. 25, 2022)
Pacers rookie Bennedict Mathurin came off the bench to score 20 points. It’s the ninth time he’s recorded a 20-point game coming off the bench, the most such games in the NBA this season.
The Nets’ Kevin Durant had 36 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists in the loss. Durant has scored 584 points this season, the most in NBA history by a player age 34 or older through his first 20 games of a season.
Career High for Grant
Jerami Grant scored a career-high 44 points as the Trail Blazers outlasted the Knicks 132-129 in overtime. Grant set franchise single-game records for free throws made (21) and attempted (28).
Teammate Anfernee Simons scored 38 points in a game-high 47 minutes. It’s just the sixth time in franchise history two players have each scored at least 35 points in the same game.
Youth is Served
Jalen Green tallied 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists as the Rockets overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to stun the Hawks 128-122. At 20 years and 289 days old, Green became the youngest player in franchise history to record at least 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists in a game.
Teammate Kenyon Martin Jr. chipped in with 21 points and 15 rebounds on 10-13 shooting from the field (76.9%). Martin Jr. (21 years, 323 days) is the youngest player in franchise history to record a 20-point, 15-rebound game with 70% shooting from the field.
The Hawks’ Trae Young scored a season-high 44 points, while backcourt mate Dejounte Murray scored a career-high 39 points. Murray also set career highs for 3-pointers made (8) and attempted (13).
Young and Murray matched the franchise record for most combined points by a duo in a game (83):
Bob Pettit & Cliff Hagan (Feb. 18, 1961)
Pettit & Hagan (March 7, 1961)
Pettit & Clyde Lovellette (Dec. 13, 1961)
Pettit & Hagan (Feb. 11, 1962)
Trae Young & Dejounte Murray (Nov. 25, 2022)
Shake & Tobi
Shake Milton recorded his first career double-double, producing 24 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds as the shorthanded Sixers defeated the Magic 107-99. Milton established a new career high in assists and matched his career high in rebounds.
Teammate Tobias Harris scored 23 points, grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds, and dished out five assists. Harris and Milton are the first Sixers duo to each record a 20-point double-double in the same game this season.
The Magic’s Paolo Banchero scored 19 points in his return from a seven-game absence due to a sprained ankle. He’s just the fourth rookie since the ABA-NBA merger to score at least 15 points in each of the first 12 games of his career (ABA veterans excluded):
Terry Cummings, 1982-83
Ralph Sampson, 1983-84
Michael Jordan, 1984-85
Paolo Banchero, 2022-23