NBA in Threes: Devin Booker drops 40; Lakers are red-hot

NBA Phoenix Suns Devin Booker (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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NBA Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre Jr.(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Welcome to NBA in Threes where we rundown some notable happenings in the league and recent games three days at a time

NBA in Threes has been designed to be flexible in its delivery of NBA news.

  •  NBA Box Scores
    • Think of the box scores like free throws. They’re quick, easy and they give you a little sumpin’ sumpin’.
  • NBA Tidbits
    • Tidbits are your field goals inside the arc. You’re going to get a little more info and some Tweets relevant to the day. It’ll have a little more substance than the box scores.
  • NBA Game Analyses
    • Game analyses are like shots from range.
      It’s still a quick read individually but it will be a better value.

*November 3 NBA Box Scores

NBA Game Analyses

New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings

Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets

NBA Tidbits

Donovan Mitchell and Kawhi Leonard dueled it out in the Los Angeles Clippers‘ 105-94 point win over the Utah Jazz. The two squared off in the fourth quarter combining for 35 of the total 65 points in the last frame.

•What a great pass from the Indiana PacersAaron Holiday!

*November 4 NBA Box Scores

NBA Game Analyses

New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets

NBA Tidbits

Jose Calderon announced his retirement but he won’t be far from the game. He’ll be stepping into the role of special assistant to the NBPA’s executive director, Michele Roberts. Congratulations on your retirement and new position, Jose. You’ll always be special to Toronto.

•Well hello, Devin Booker! Booker dropped 40 points in the Phoenix Suns game against the Philadelphia 76ers becoming the first team to hand Philly their first loss this season. I’ve seen Booker get so much shade online but I’ve always thought he was such an entertaining player. It’s nice to see him having some success early in the season.

*November 5 NBA Box Scores

NBA Game Analyses

Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Tidbits

John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks has been suspended after testing positive for PEDs. He’s out for 25 games without pay although he is planning on appealing the decision.

Like Deandre Ayton on October 25th, Collins claims this was an accident. And I’m not going to say it wasn’t. I am going to say a couple of other things. First, it’s your job to be available to play for your team. You’re paid obscene amounts of money to do so. It’s your responsibility to know what you’re putting in your body.

Secondly, Ayton reportedly said:

[via BR]

"I took a supplement, which unbeknownst to me, had been contaminated with an illegal component."

Okay, wait. What did I miss? I mean, that comment reminds me of a Dr. Phil episode I saw recently discussing black market butt injections. You mean to tell me you were going to make $2.69 million dollars this year but you somehow can’t be sure your supplements aren’t, “illegally contaminated”!? I do not get it!

•The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers gave fans their money worth in a 122-120 Charlotte overtime win. Devonte’ Graham did something a little special in that game.