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NBA Daily Notes: Klay finds his shot; Top fantasy picks for January 9th

Shubham Pant
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
139   //    09 Jan 2019, 18:52 IST

Klay Thompson was on fire for the Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson was on fire for the Golden State Warriors

Welcome to another day of the NBA 2018-19 season. Yesterday, we had 8 games to watch and we have another 10 fabulous games to review tomorrow.

Let's analyse some of the meaningful performances from the last night, results of the matches and the top players to look out for in the matches tomorrow.

Tuesday's recap:

  1. Washington Wizards 115-132 Philadelphia 76ers
  2. Indiana Pacers 123-115 Cleveland Cavaliers
  3. Denver Nuggets 103-99 Miami Heat
  4. Atlanta Hawks 101-104 Toronto Raptors
  5. Minnesota Timberwolves 119-117 Oklahoma City Thunder
  6. Sacramento Kings 111-115 Phoenix Suns
  7. New York Knicks 95-122 Golden State Warriors
  8. Charlotte Hornets 109-128 Los Angeles Clippers

Highlights:

1. Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets): 29 points, 11-21 FG, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 block and 3 TOs.

2. Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves): 40 points, 11-24 FG, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 1 TO.

3. Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors): 43 points, 18-29 FG, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks and 1 TOs.

Lowlights:

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1. Trevor Ariza (Washington Wizards): 2 points, 1-7 FG, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 TO.

2. Alex Len (Atlanta Hawks): 0 points, 0-4 FG, 6 rebounds and 1 block.

3. Damyean Dotson (New York Knicks): 0 points, 0-7 FG, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals.

Tuesday's takeaway:

  1. The Washington Wizards played against the Philadelphia 76ers in a huge win for the 76ers, 132-115. The Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off in a game where the Cavaliers lost again, 115-123. The Denver Nuggets played out a close contest against the Miami Heat, overcoming them, only just, 103-99.
  2. The lowly Atlanta Hawks and the Toronto Raptors faced each other in a surprisingly competitive match, which the Raptors finally won, 104-101. The Thibodeau-less Minnesota Timberwolves got their first win under Saunders, a huge one, against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 119-117. The Phoenix Suns, missing Devin Booker, managed a surprising win over the Sacramento Kings, 115-111.
  3. The New York Knicks went up against the current NBA champions Golden State Warriors, with Warriors blowing them off the court, 122-95, courtesy of a special Klay Thompson performance. The final game of the night was the Los Angeles Clippers against the Charlotte Hornets, which the Los Angeles Clippers won, with ease, 128-109.

Wednesday's games:

  1. Philadelphia 76ers @ Washington Wizards
  2. Indiana Pacers @ Boston Celtics
  3. Atlanta Hawks @ Brooklyn Nets
  4. Milwaukee Bucks @ Houston Rockets
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers @ New Orleans Pelicans
  6. San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies
  7. Phoenix Suns @ Dallas Mavericks
  8. Orlando Magic @ Utah Jazz
  9. Chicago Bulls @ Portland Trail Blazers
  10. Detroit Pistons @ Los Angeles Lakers


PG 1 - Mike Conley Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies)

Memphis Grizzlies are struggling to play good basketball
Memphis Grizzlies are struggling to play good basketball

The Memphis Grizzlies are struggling right now. They had started the season great but have now gone on a six-game losing streak.

They have won just two of their last 10 and have an 18-22 record, lying in the 13th spot. They still are being powered by some great performances by their point guard, Mike Conley Jr.

Conley has been a star all season, averaging more than 20 points per game, along with 6 assists and just over 3 rebounds per game as well.

Conley, even though he is playing through nagging injuries and playing well, hasn't been able to guide the Grizzlies to a win to end their losing streak.

In the loss against the Pelicans, Conley scored a huge 22 points and even dished out 10 assists, along with 2 rebounds and 2 steals.

The Grizzlies will be hoping that Conley and the rest of the team can figure out a way to end this slide down the Western Conference tomorrow against the San Antonio Spurs.

Alternate pick: Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers)

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