JieunSuzy reacted to Jarrod in UEFA Champions League Preview
UEFA Champions League Preview
By: @JieunSuzy (@bryanjon28)
Chelsea F.C. vs FC Bayern Munich on Tuesday, 25th of February 2020, 20:00 GMT
Chelsea will be welcoming Bayern Munich in the first leg of the round of 16 at Stamford Bridge, London on Tuesday night. Memories will be stirred of Chelsea's finest hour in the UEFA Champions League because Chelsea and Bayern Munich’s last Champions League encounter was the 2012 final, where the Blues won 4-3 on penalties at Bayern’s Allianz Arena.
The Blues' have not been so good recently, winning one of their last five games. Not to mention, Chelsea have lost the formidable midfielder N'Golo Kante in several important matches in the coming weeks. Kante suffered an abdominal muscle injury when the Blues were overthrown by Manchester United 2-0 in an English Premier League match a few days ago. But still, keep in mind that The Blues have never lost at home to German visitors, winning six of nine fixtures,
Bayern is playing fantastic in this Champion League season, they won over Tottenham Hotspur’s 7-0 and became only the seventh team – and first from Germany – to win all six games in the UEFA Champions League group stage this season. Bayern are unbeaten in their last 12 European away games (W9 D3), scoring at least two goals in all but a goalless draw at Liverpool in last season's round of 16 first leg. Keep in mind, Bayern were the only side to collect maximum points in this season's group stage, and finished as top scorers with 24 goals.
With these kinds of results, maybe it will be tough for The Blues to fight against Bayern Munich right now. But, the victory was very important for Frank Lampard's troops considering that in the 2nd leg they had to travel to the headquarters of Bayern Munich. Not to mention, from 2005 to 2019 the two teams met five times. Chelsea won twice and Bayern three times.
Chelsea: Kepa; James, Christensen, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta; Jorginho, Kovačić, Kanté/Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian.
Bayern: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Thiago; Coman, Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Bayern
S.S.C Napoli vs FC Barcelona on Tuesday, 25th of February 2020, 21:00 ECT
Napoli narrowly won 2-1 over Brescia in the 25th Serie A giornata at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti on Saturday night. These results bring positive impact to Napolil before entertaining Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday night.
Napoli haven been playing good lately, they won 5 of their last 6 matches. The last victory against Brescia made Napoli stand on the sixth position of the standings in the table. In addition, the achievement motivated Insigne and his friends before competing against Barcelona on the European stage. It will be tough for Napoli to win against Barca, especially with lame conditions, because Napoli certainly will not be strengthened by Koulibaly in the match, because it is still in injury condition.
Same as Napoli, Barcelona have been playing good too lately. They won 5 of their last 6 matches, and they stand on the first position of the standings in La Liga right now with 55 points. They won 5-0 against Eibar and 2-1 against Getafe was the latest example of how tough this team is at home. But in this tournament, as Barcelona knows better than anyone after the last couple years, strong play at home isn’t enough if you’re vulnerable on the road, and Barcelona’s have lost to Betis when they visited them last week.
This will be tough to decide which one will win this game, but Barcelona won 3 of 4 matches against Napoli in history. Not to mention, this is the third time Napoli have reached the knockout stages of their six appearances, and they never progressed further than round 16. As for Barcelona, they have progressed past the Champion League round of 16 in each of the last 12 seasons, the longest run in the history of the tournament.
Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mário Rui; Fabián Ruiz, Demme, Zieliński; Callejón, Mertens, Insigne
Barcelona: Ter Stegen: Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Semedo; Arthur, Busquets, De Jong: Messi, Griezmann, Ansu
Prediction: Napoli 2-1 Barcelona
Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City F.C. on Wednesday, 26th of February 2020, 20:00 GMT
Real Madrid will compete against Manchester City at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Wednesday night. This will be an exciting match between them because Manchester City have never won against Real Madrid - they have faced each other 4 times, each occasion in the Champion league, with Manchester City losing their 2 away games at Santiago Bernabeu and drawing the other 2 at the Etihad.
Real Madrid won only 2 of their last 5 matches, including a 2-2 draw against Celta de Vigo last week. Recently, Real Madrid took a shock defeat at Levante's headquarters. Real Madrid defeated 0-1 due to conceding in the final period of the match. That became the only goal in the match and ensured Madrid down to the 2nd position in the Spanish League standings. This will be a tough match for Real Madrid considering that Real Madrid star Eden Hazard suffered another ankle injury during the match between Real Madrid and Levante’s and he certainly won’t play against Manchester City and El Clasico versus Barcelona.
As for Manchester city, they won 3 of their last 5 matches. Recently, they won against Leicester City 1-0 at King Power Stadium, Leicester City headquarters, in a continued match in the English Premier League on Last Saturday. This result will bring a positive impact to the team ahead of the duel against Real Madrid. This match won’t be easy for Manchester City but still, they will take advantage against Real Madrid considering that Eden Hazard won’t play in this match
Keep in mind that, Madrid's home record against English clubs is W8 D6 L2 and City's last trip to Spain brought a 4-0 loss at Barcelona in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage, their heaviest defeat in UEFA competition. They have won only twice in their ten visits to Spain (D1 L7).
Real Madrid: Courtois: Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Modrić, Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Vinícius Júnior, Benzema
City: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündoğan; Mahrez, Agüero, B. Silva
Prediction: Real Madrid 3-1 Manchester City
Olympique Lyonnais vs Juventus F.C. on Wednesday, 26th of February 2020, 21:00 ECT
Lyon will welcome Juventus at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, France on Wednesday night. This is the sides' fifth match, all in the last six years. Juve won three of the first four fixtures, including a pair of 1-0 victories in France. Lyon are winless against Juventus in European competition (D1 L3), losing both of their home games against the Italian side by the same 0-1 scoreline.
Lyon have won 2 of their last 6 matches, including 2 draws against Strasbourg and Amiens. Lyon squeezed into the last 16 as Group G runners-up having picked up eight points from their six games, one more than both Benfica and Zenit. With this result, Lyon have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League more times than any other French club (11). However, it’s been 10 years since they progressed past the round of 16 and they have scored only 3 goals in their last 9 knockout games in the competition (W1 D2 L6). In addition, Lyon will be without Memphis Depay who ruptured his cruciate ligament in December, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.
As for Juventus, they won 3 of their last 6 matches. In terms of the Champions League, The Bianconeri won five of their six Group D games to finish six points clear at the top. Juventus will be looking to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for a fourth consecutive season. Cristiano Ronaldo is almost certain to start. Last year a well-rested Ronaldo hit a hat-trick when they fought against Atletico Madrid. Having missed a few games in the league CR7 will be raring to go in Lyon. In addition, veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini has returned to the side in recent weeks.
This will be a tough match for Lyon considering that Juventus are unbeaten in eight matches against French sides, home and away, since a 2-0 loss at Bordeaux in the 2009/10 group stage.
Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, Chiellini, Bonucci, Sandro; Pjanic, Matuidi, Ramsey, Betancur; Dybala, Ronaldo.
Lyon: Lopes, Rafael, Marcelo, Andersen, Tete; Caqueret, Terrier, Aouar; Traore, Dembele, Cornet
Prediction: Lyon 0-2 Juventus
JieunSuzy reacted to Jarrod in NBA All Star Weekend
NBA All-Star 2020: PREVIEW
By: JieunSuzy (@bryanjon28)
The NBA finally announced the results of the 2020 All-Star NBA voting on Thursday (01/23/2020). There will be three new faces selected as starters at the 2020 NBA All-Star.
Three newcomers who will appear in the 2020 NBA All-Star are the young Dallas Mavericks star’ Luka Doncic, the Toronto Raptors’ forward Pascal Siakam and the Atlanta Hawks’ point guard Trae Young.
The 2020 NBA All-Star Game, featuring Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago. TNT and ESPN Radio will air the game live in the United States at 8 p.m. ET. NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.
West All-Star Starters:
Lebron James (frontcourt) has joined the Western Conference starter pool that features the Lakers’ Anthony Davis (frontcourt), the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (guard), the Houston Rockets’ James Harden (guard) and the LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (frontcourt).
West All-Star Reserves:
The West All-Star Reserves will features the Houston Rockets’ Russell Westbrook, the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, the Utah Jazz’ Donovan Mitchell, the Utah Jazz’ Rudy Gobert, the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, the Oklahoma City Thunder’ Chris Paul, the New Orleans Pelicans’ Brandon Ingram.
East All-Star Starter:
In the Eastern Conference, Giannis Antetokounmpo (frontcourt) is joined in the starter pool by the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (frontcourt), the Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam (frontcourt), the Boston Celtics’ Kemba Walker (guard) and the Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young (guard).
East All-Star Reserves:
The East all star Reserves will features the Miami Heat’ Jimmy Butler, the 76ers’ Ben Simmons, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton, the Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, the Indiana Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis, the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, the Miami Heat’ Bam Adebayo.
LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Chris Paul, Oklahoma City Thunder
Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors
Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
The NBA also announced the players who would participate in three special contests at the NBA All-Star 2020, slam dunk, three-point shots and skill challenges.
The NBA All-Star 2020 slam dunk contest will present fierce competition. Three of them have participated, and some have even been champions.
Dwight Howard will return to participate in the slam dunk contest at the NBA All-Star 2020. The Los Angeles Lakers Center once dominated the 2008 slam dunk contest.
However, this time Howard will compete against Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Derrick Jones Jr. (Miami Heat) and Pat Connaughton (Milwaukee Bucks) for the throne.
LaVine will compete against Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets), Buddy Hield (Sacramento Kings), Davis Bertans (Washington Wizards), Devonte Graham (Charlotte Hornets), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Duncan Robinson (Miami Heat) and Trae Young (Miami Heat) Atlanta Hawks).
The three-point shot contest in the 2020 NBA All-Star presents a new breakthrough. There are two additional spots for shooting outside the five traditional shelves that are commonly used.
Participants will have the opportunity to shoot twice from locations within 29 feet, 9 inches. Every shot that comes in will be worth three points.
The last contest is a skill challenge.
Champion of the city of Chicago, Derrick Rose will participate. Rose, who now plays for the Detroit Pistons, will compete against Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers), Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Spencer Dinwiddie (Brooklyn Nets), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks), Patrick Beverley (LA Clippers), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) ) and Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors).
These three contests will be held on Saturday, February 15th, 2020, at the United Center, Chicago.
JieunSuzy reacted to Jarrod in EPL PREVIEW: Gameweek 26
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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. VS Leicester City F.C. Friday, 14th February 2020, 20:00 GMT
Wolves will welcome Leicester City to the Molineux for a Premier League clash on Friday night. Leicester City are currently third on the EPL table right now, with Wolves occupying ninth.
Wolves have secured some impressive results in their Premier League matches recently, including a 0-0 draw against Manchester United, a 3-2 win over Southampton and a 3-2 victory over Manchester City shortly after Christmas. However, they lost 2-1 against Watford on New Year’s Day as well as a disappointing 1-1 draw against Newcastle that same month, meaning their ninth place could easily be higher.
Leicester City had a superb start to their Premier League campaign, which has continued until very recently when they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Chelsea. The foxes are still third in the league and ten points clear of the teams outside of the Champion League spots. A recent record of just one win in their last 4 league outings is worrying however; they need to improve themselves to stay in the top 4 this season.
When addressing their recent form, head to head record and overall quality, there isn’t much to separate the two sides. Although Wolves currently six places behind Leicester in the table, this doesn’t give an accurate representation of their capabilities.
Wolves F.C. vs Leicester City H2H last matches
11/08/19 Leicester City 0 - 0 Wolves
19/01/19 Wolves 4 - 3 Leicester City
18/08/18 Leicester City 2 - 0 Wolves
Southampton F.C. vs Burnley F.C. on Saturday, 15th February 2020, 12:30 GMT
Burnley will visit St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday afternoon as they play against Southampton. Burnley FC are 11th on the EPL standings, while Southampton are 13th. So far, both of them recorded 9 wins, 4 draws, 12 losses, and 31 points – just goal difference separating the two.
Southampton's recent matches have been quite profitable for them, winning 3 of their 5 matches, including a draw 1-1 against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup. However, they suffered a 4-0 loss to Liverpool in the last Premier League game and lost against Tottenham 3-2 in the FA cup.
On the other hand, Burnley have won 2 of their last 5 matches, including 2-0 win against Manchester United. They managed to hold Arsenal to a goalless draw in their last Premier League match as the Clarets made it three league games unbeaten. Burnley have now kept back-to-back clean sheets in the Premier League and will be hoping to make it three in a row in this game.
Southampton suffered a heavy loss against Liverpool lately and they will be keen to respond as they host Burnley. But, the visitors are likely to keep it tight at the back after successive clean sheets in the league.
Southampton F.C. vs Burnley F.C. H2H last matches
(08/10/19) Burnley 3 - 0 Southampton
(02/02/19) Burnley 1 - 1 Southampton
(08/12/18) Southampton 0 - 0 Burnley
Norwich City F.C. vs Liverpool on Saturday, 15th February 2020, 17:30 GMT
Norwich will welcome Liverpool to Carrow Road Stadium this Saturday evening for a Premier League Clash. Liverpool is defending their throne in the EPL standings, they are still ranked 1st in the table, with Norwich still at the bottom of the table.
Norwich City have won only 1 of their last 5 matches in the Premier League. They suffered a 4-0 defeat against Manchester United and 2-1 against Tottenham. Recently, they held Newcastle United to a goalless draw in their last Premier League match. Norwich are rock-bottom of the table at the moment with just 18 points to their name, and look set for relegation unless they can turn things around fast.
Liverpool have been unstoppable in this Premier League season, and as you would know, are von the top of the table at the moment with 24 Wins, 1 Draw, and 0 Loss. The title looks all but wrapped up at this stage.
Having established such a dominant lead over even their closest rivals, Liverpool seem unstoppable at the moment. Of the 25 league matches that the Reds played this season, they have won 24 and drawn just once. Conversely, Norwich have lost 15 league games so far, conceding 47 goals in the process.
Norwich City vs Liverpool H2H last matches
(08/09/19) Liverpool 4 - 1 Norwich
(01/23/16) Norwich 4 - 5 Liverpool
(09/20/15) Liverpool 1 - 1 Norwich
Aston Villa F.C. vs Tottenham Hotspur F.C. on Sunday, 16th February 2020, 14:00 GMT
Tottenham Hotspur will visit Villa Park on Sunday, with the visitors 6th on the table, and Aston Villa 17th.
Aston Villa put in a disappointing display on the road at Bournemouth as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against their relegation rivals. They have won 2 of their last 5 games, but did suffer a 6-1 defeat against Manchester City just a few weeks ago. Aston Villa has several players unavailable, with Ezri Konsa the biggest concern with a muscular injury.
Tottenham Hotspur were playing superb against Man City in their last Premier League game as they took their few chances in front of goal to win 2-0, as well as 2-1 against Norwich. Spurs backed that up with a solid victory over Southampton to progress in the FA Cup.
Aston Villa were very disappointing in their loss to Bournemouth last time out and now they will face a difficult task against Tottenham. Spurs have done what was required in their last couple of fixtures and with them finding some resolve, the visitors should find a way to win once again in this game.
Aston Villa F.C. vs Tottenham Hotspur F.C. H2H last matches
(08/10/19) Tottenham 3 - 1 Aston Villa
(01/08/17) Tottenham 2 - 0 Aston Villa
(03/13/16) Aston Villa 0 - 2 Tottenham
Arsenal vs Newcastle United on Sunday, 16th February 2020, 16.30 GMT
Arsenal will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Newcastle United at the Emirates on Sunday, 16th February 2020. Both of these sides have earned 31 points this season, with once again just goal difference separating them.
The Magpies and the Gunners are both undefeated in their last four games, but their records consist of many draws. Arsenal have had 4 draws in their last 4 games, and on the other hand Newcastle United had 3 draws and 1 win in their last 4 games.
Considering that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta can count on key players for the Newcastle United game, a home win should be considered. The Magpies, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous four league fixtures, but the Gunners are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals.
Arsenal vs Newcastle H2H last matches
(08/11/19) Newcastle 0 - 1 Arsenal
(04/01/19) Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle
(09/15/168) Newcastle 1 - 2 Arsenal
JieunSuzy reacted to Stevenwonder in NBA Power Rankings - January
Power rankings are not the same as actual standings. Power rankings are completely opinionated based on certain factors. If Antekekoumpo, were to get injured, OP would probably slide them down a couple of spots, forecasting that they wont be as good without their star player. Standings are matter of fact and only take what has already happened into account
JieunSuzy reacted to Jarrod in NBA Power Rankings - January
NBA POWER STANDINGS JANUARY 2020
By: JieunSuzy (@Bryanjon28)
1. Milwaukee Bucks (W41-L7)
The Milwaukee Bucks have been outstanding this season, however by the end of January, the Denver Nuggets snapped the Bucks 9 win streak with a 127-115 win. However, Milwaukee's superstars have had amazing stats throughout this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo headlining with 30 PPG, 13 RPG, 5.7 APG, 55.3% FG and Khris Middleton has recorded 20.2 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 4 APG, 50.6% FG.
2. Los Angeles Lakers (36W-11L)
The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a tough end to the end of January, with their former superstar player and Legend, Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter accident. On January 31st Los Angeles Lakers paid great respect to the late #8 and #24, but failed to offer victory, losing 119-127 to Portland Trail Blazers. Anthony Davis carried the Lakers with 37 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 assists.
3. Toronto Raptors (35W-14L)
The Toronto Raptors will continue their winning streak after beating the Detroit Pistons on January 31st. Pascal Siakam scored 30 points and Serge Ibaka had added 21 points to lift the Raptors to their 10th straight victory, improving them to 35W-14L.
4. Denver Nuggets (34W-15L)
The Denver Nuggets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, despite missing 3 starters and Mason Plumlee. However they managed to defeat Milwaukee Bucks 127-115. Will Barton dominated the game with 24 points, 10 assists, while Nikola Jokic helped to lift the Denver Nuggets with 15 points, and 10 rebounds.
5. Los Angeles Clippers (33W-15L)
The Los Angeles Clippers suffered a 103-124 lost to the Sacramento Kings on January 30th. The Clippers must perform without their all-star player Kawhi Leonard who is experiencing back issues as well as load management. Lou Williams carried the team with 22 points, and Montrezi Harrell chimed in with 21 points, and 7 rebounds.
6. Boston Celtics (32W-15L)
The Boston Celtics defeated the Golden State Warriors with a score 119-104 on January 30th. Jayson Tatum continued his hot form, putting up 20 points and 6 assists.
7. Miami Heat (32W-15L)
Miami Heat is the top seed of the South East Division. Despite Jimmy Butler playing great in their latest game, the Heat still lost 101-109 against Boston Celtics on January 28th. Butler scored 20 points along with 6 rebounds, with Goran Dragic leading the game with 23 points.
8. Utah Jazz (32W-16L)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 11 rebounds after making his first All-Star team. The Jazz have dropped three straight. Jordan Clarkson scored 37 points for the Jazz on a night where their superstar player Donovan Mitchell only contributed 4 points.
9. Indiana Pacers (31W-17L)
Victor Oladipo made his long-awaited season debut on the 29th January at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Indiana Pacers won 115-106 against the Chicago Bulls. TJ Warren carried the game with 25 points, Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon both contributed 15 points in this game.
10. Philadelphia 76ers (31W-18L)
The Philadelphia 76ers are winners of six of their last seven games, getting star center Joel Embid back in the lineup in a win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday 28th January. The 76ers looked to extend their streak, but were halted by the Atlanta Hawks.
11. Houston Rockets (30W-18L)
The Houston Rockets lost 112-125 to the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA regular season at Moda Center on Wednesday 29th January. With this result, the Rockets have not been able to find consistency with two defeats in the last three matches. Even though, the Rockets have been assisted by its superstar player Russell Westbrook who scored 39 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Not to mention, James Harden who has recovered from a thigh injury contributed 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
12. Dallas Mavericks (29W-19L)
The Dallas Mavericks lost 104-133 to the Phoenix Suns on January 28th, 2020, Luka Doncic contributed 21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, Jose Juan Barea and Jalen Brunson both scored 15 points.
13. Oklahoma City Thunder (30W-20L)
The Thunder defeated the Suns, 111-107. Chris Paul recorded 20 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder, while Devin Booker tallied 27 points and 5 assists for the Suns in a losing effort. The Thunder improve to 30-20 on the season, while the Suns fall to 20W-28L.
14. Memphis Grizzlies (24W-25L)
The Memphis Grizzlies lost 111-139 against the New Orleans Pelicans. Ja Morant scored 16 points and 3 assists for the Grizzlies in the losing effort. The Grizzlies fall to 24W-25L.
15. Portland Trailblazers (22W-27L)
It was an emotional evening for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Blazers were out to spoil what should have been a celebratory night. Tears were shed, tributes were done, speeches were given, and a basketball game was played. The Blazers defeated the Lakers, 127-119. Damian Lillard was unstoppable in this game, he finished with 48 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds.
16. Brooklyn Nets (21W-26L)
Brooklyn Nets new superstar player Kyrie Irving tallied an unbelievable season-high 54 points on 19-23 FG (82.6%) for the Nets as they defeated the Bulls, 133-118, on 31st January, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Nets improve to 21W-26L, while the Bulls fell to 19W-32L.
17. San Antonio Spurs (21W-26L)
The Spurs defeated the Jazz, 127-120. Their new superstar player, DeMar DeRozan led the way for the Spurs with a season-high 38 points, along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists, while Donovan Mitchell tallied 31 points for the Jazz in the losing effort. The Spurs improve to 21W-26L on the season, while the Jazz fall to 32W-15L.
18. Orlando Magic (21W-27L)
The Magic lost against Miami Heat, 89-102. Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 24 points along with 3 assists, while Tyler Herro added 23 points in the victory. Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 24 points, while Nikola Vucevic tallied 21 points and 9 rebounds for the Magic in the losing effort. The Heat improve to 33W-15L as the Magic fall to 21W-27L.
19. Phoenix Suns (20W-28L)
The Phoenix Suns lost against The Oklahoma City Thunder, they fell 107-111. Devin Booker scored 27 points, while Kelly Oubre Jr. tallied with 27 points, and 11 rebounds for the Suns.
20. New Orleans Pelicans (20W-29L)
The top 2 picks of the 2019 NBA draft, Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, went head-to-head for the first time in their careers as the Pelicans defeated the Grizzlies, 139-111, in New Orleans. Zion Williamson led the way for the Pelicans with a career-high 24 points, along with 6 rebounds and 3 assists, The Pelicans improve to 20W-29L on the season.
21. Chicago Bulls (19W-32L)
The Chicago Bulls lost 118-133 against the Brooklyn nets, Although Zach Lavine dominated the game with 22 points, and 8 assists, and it still wasn't enough to stop Kyrie Irving who led the game with 54 points.
22. Sacramento Kings (18W-30L)
Propelled by a franchise record 21 3pt FGs, the Kings defeated the Clippers, 124-103. De’Aaron Fox tallied a career-high 34 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the Kings, while Lou Williams recorded 22 points and 6 assists in the losing effort. The Kings improve to 18-30 on the season, while the Clippers fall to 33W-15L.
23. Detroit Pistons (17W-33L)
The Detroit Pistons lost against the Toronto Raptors on 31st January. Even though Derrick Rose scored 21 points, his 14th consecutive games of 20+ points, they couldn’t win against the Toronto Raptors, making them fall to 17W-33L.
24. Washington Wizards(16W-31L)
The Wizards defeated the Hornets, 121-107. Bradley Beal recorded 34 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the Wizards. The Wizards improve to 16W-31L on the season as the Hornets fall to 16W-32L.
25. Charlotte Hornets (16W-32L)
The Charlotte Hornets lost to the Washington Wizards, 107-121.Miles Bridges scored 23 points and 6 rebounds for the Hornets, made them fall to 16W-32L.
26. Minnesota Timberwolves (15W-32L)
After leading by as many as 27 points, the Kings comeback and defeat the Timberwolves, 133-129, in overtime. Buddy Hield led the way for the Kings with a career-high 42 points (9-14 3pt FG), while Andrew Wiggins tallied 36 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the Timberwolves in a losing effort. Additionally for the Timberwolves, they knocked down a franchise record 23 3pt FGs (23-44) in the game.
27. Atlanta Hawks(13W-36L)
Trae Young propelled the Hawks to a 127-117 win over the 76ers with a 39 point and career-high 18 assist performance. John Collins added 17 points and 20 rebounds in the victory. Ben Simmons recorded 31 points and 5 assists, while Shake Milton recorded a career-high 27 points in the losing effort. The Hawks improve to 13W-36L on the season, while the 76ers fall to 31W-18L.
28. Cleveland Cavaliers (13W-36L)
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost 109-115 against Toronto on January 30th. Kevin love led the game with 23 points and 4 rebounds. But they still couldn’t stop Toronto winning streaks and fall to 13W-36L.
29. New York Knicks (13W-36L)
The New York Knicks lost 106-127 against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 29th. Julius Randle tallied 16 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 assists for the Knicks in the losing effort, making them fall to 13W-36L
30. Golden State Warriors(10W-39L)
The Golden State Warriors have been very bad this season, with the absence of their starters due to injury, the Golden State Warriors are placed at the bottom of the seed. They lost 104-119 against the Boston Celtics. D’Angelo Russell recorded 22 points and 5 assists and made them fall to 10W-39L.