NBA ICYMI: Aaron Gordon Is Figuring It Out – The Ringer (blog)

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Anthony Davis Knocked Out With a Knee Injury

The Pellies big man left the team’s 103-93 loss to the Trail Blazers in the first quarter after banging knees with Damian Lillard. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry told reporters after the game that Davis underwent an MRI on his left knee and that it came back negative. ESPN reported that he is considered day-to-day.

One thing is for sure, daily NBA fantasy players on Twitter were not pleased.

Aaron Gordon and D’Angelo Russell Are Figuring It Out

Aaron Gordon was a man without a position. D’Angelo Russell was a man with a phone. The NBA world seemed ready to move on without them, but a funny thing happened on their ways to relative obscurity: Russell and Gordon started to find their place in the league.

While you were watching the World Series, the Magic and Nets played a real, live, entertaining, competitive basketball game on Tuesday, and we learned a lot. The Magic won, 125-121 (they’re 3-1!), and Aaron Gordon had a career-high 41 points, 14 boards, and an are-we-lucid-dreaming five 3-pointers, including this dagger to put the game out of reach.

For his part, Russell did his high-usage thing, scoring 29 points. In tribute to Kyrie Irving, he had one assist; also in tribute to Irving, Russell changed gears like he had a manual transmission, handing out an honest-to-goodness nutmeg assist.

Pregame Rituals

This is actually a traditional Latvian dance that brings on dunks from the opposing team. It worked.

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum continued to soften the blow of losing Gordon Hayward, scoring 45 points between them and helping the Cs blow out the Knicks, 110-89.

Fathers and Sons


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