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NBA Outsiders: The NBA Season Has Arrived

The NBA Season Has Arrived

Unfortunately, we need to bring up the rough start to the NBA Season. Gordon Hayward went down with a brutal leg injury early in game one of the regular season. More information will be out today but for now we know its a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia.

The league responded and the best wishes were sent Gordon’s way from across the NBA and across the world. We did the same. But, the show went on, and the NBA delivered two electric games that came down to the wire.

The Cavaliers held off the Celtics by 3, after Kyrie just came up short on a possible game-tying shot. The Warriors and Kevin Durant witnessed their game-winning shot go in for the win. But, replay showed KD did not get the shot off before the buzzer. This gave the Rockets a 122-121 win on opening night.

Quick Notes from Day One:

Nick Young aka Swaggy P is a legend (dropped 23 points on 8-9 shooting & 6-7 from three).

The Rockets looked kinda bad, but still scored with the Warriors. Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker had great games (24 and 20 points respectively off the bench). Shout out Mike D’Antoni for this quality throw of shade.

The Warriors were all over the place at points, and still scored 100 points in 3 quarters. They will be fine.

Jaylen Brown is ready for the challenge. He scored 25 points on 11-23 but showed the confidence to take and make tough shots throughout the game.

Kyrie has an opportunity to truly lead a young team to the playoffs. He has the chance to prove all his critics he has what it takes to lead a team, more so now then ever. Especially with star teammate Gordon Hayward going down.

The Cavaliers spacing is not good. But, they are deep and their isn’t much to be worried about.

Day Two and On

Though we will be thinking of Gordon, the NBA has an entire slew of games starting tonight, Wednesday. We have Embiid processing for the Sixers vs. Wizards. Will Embiid stop talking trash or just keep putting the league on blast? The Celtics have to bounce back against Giannis Antentokounpo and the Bucks.

Also, the new-look Timberwolves with Jimmy Butler go into San Antonio to take on the Spurs. Lastly, on the rookie front, we see the debut’s of top picks DeAaron Fox (Rockets vs. Kings), Markelle Fultz, Malik Monk (Hornets vs. Pistons), Dennis Smith Jr. (Hawks vs. Mavericks), and Josh Jackson (Trail Blazers vs. Suns)

The NBA Outsiders are driven by two things when it comes to the NBA Season, on-court action & off-court drama. On our 4th ever episode,  hosts Pete, Duff, Babb, and Frank breakdown the biggest games of opening week and the shade being thrown all  around the league.

Harden answers back at ex-coach Kevin McHale. Embiid CAN’T stop talking trash, Kyrie vs. Cleveland, and the Warriors say its easy to guard Westbrook. The Cavs face Celtics, Thunder face Knicks, the first week of the NBA Season is here and the Outsiders are ecstatic to break it all down!

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