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The Rebounds(Best) & Blocks(Worst) of the NBA returns for the 2015-2016 season, lets take a look below from Week 1 & 2, also thanks to ESPN.com for stats & articles also.
- Chief Curry & the Golden State Warriors have leaved over where they won the NBA at being 7-0: Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors found their offense in time to keep their perfect record.Curry scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half, and the Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 103-94 on Saturday night.Golden State (7-0) is off to its best start since moving to the West Coast. The defending NBA champions are two wins away from matching the Philadelphia Warriors’ 9-0 franchise-best start in 1960-61.
Stephen Curry is averaging 33.9 points a game & the Warriors as a team is average 115.7 so far plus a +18.3 point differential, top ranking in the NBA. The Warriors are also is tied for 7th in the NBA in Total Defense per game. The Warriors are also tops in the NBA in Assists. The Warriors won the title & guess what folks, they are here to stay for a while. Tonight should be a good game as the Pistons face the Warriors in the Oracle Arena tonight.
- The Detroit Pistons are 5-1 & they are looking Good: Talk about a comeback.Down 13 points heading into the fourth quarter against the Trail Blazers, the Detroit Pistons went on a tear, outscoring Portland 41-11 for a 120-103 victory on Sunday night.Reggie Jackson led the way with a career-high 40 points — including 26 in the fourth quarter alone — while Andre Drummond had 29 points and 27 rebounds.
It was the Pistons’ first win in Portland since 2007 and snapped a six-game overall losing streak to the Blazers.
“I’ve coached a long time and have never been part of a fourth quarter like that,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said.
Detroit’s 5-1 start is the best for the team since 2007-08.
Drummond, who came into the game leading the NBA with nearly 19 rebounds per game, has double-doubles in all six of Detroit’s games this season. It was his seventh career game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds.
It was the second game of a six-game road trip for the Pistons. They won 100-92 in Phoenix on Friday night.
It was the third game of the season that Drummond has had at least 20 rebounds. Last week against Indiana he had 25 points and a career-high 29 rebounds in Detroit’s 94-82 loss (its lone loss of the season).
His 27 rebounds were the most against the Blazers in a regulation game since Bob McAdoo had 28 for Buffalo in 1974.
Drummond also leads all active players with three career 25/25 games; Al Jefferson and Dwight Howard each have two.
The Pistons defense has been very good on the 5-1 start, which the Pistons are ranked 5th with only giving up 94.0 per game & thanks to Drummond, the Pistons are leading the NBA in Rebounds also.
- The Jazz playing good music in the earlier part of the season: Trey Burke committed himself to being more professional during the offseason — better sleep, better workout regimen, better focus.So far, so good.Burke scored 24 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers, and the Utah Jazzheld off the struggling Memphis Grizzlies for an 89-79 victory on Saturday night.
“My teammates found me and I was ready to shoot,” Burke said. “You hit a couple and you start feeling it. Start getting hot. … It’s just a matter of reads for me. I try not to predetermine what I do before I get the ball.
“I just try to take an approach each and every day and stay focused in on that day — trying to get better. … Not try to look forward. Not try to live in the past. Just zoning everything out and making sure I can get better.”
The Jazz improved to 4-2 for their best start since 2008-09.
Utah’s Gordon Hayward had his best game of the season, finishing with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists while shooting 6 for 10 from the field. Derrick Favors had 12 points, 16 rebounds and three steals.
The Jazz pulled away during a 30-19 second quarter. The Jazz are the best on defense in the NBA right now with only giving up 85 points per game, very impressive. Also the Jazz is +8.3 Point Differential Per Game
- The Pelicans still don’t have a win yet: The Pelicans earned the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs last season and were expected to be one of the West’s rising teams this year. They join the Nets and 76ers as the only winless teams in the NBA.”We didn’t play hard enough,” Anthony Davis said. “We stopped playing defense, and they started playing harder than us. We have to come out and compete to a level where the game’s over and we’re drained. We’re not doing that right now. We’ve got to find a way to compete for the whole 48 (minutes).” To Davis point, the Pelicans are dead last in the NBA giving up 114.7 points a game & -12.0 Point Differential Per Game. Injuries has hurt New Orleans as well with The Pelicans were without Kendrick Perkins (right pectoral), Quincy Pondexter(left knee), Tyreke Evans (right knee), Norris Cole (left ankle sprain), Omer Asik(right calf strain) and Jrue Holiday (right leg). Holiday is being held out of the second night of back-to-back games while he heals on there latest loss vs. the Mavericks.
- The Brooklyn Nets could be the worst team in the NBA so far: The Nets look like the worst team in NBA right now. The Nets (0-7) are shooting 15.9 percent on above the break 3-pointers (11-for-69) and 54.1 percent inside the restricted area (98-for-181). Those area shooting percentages rank last and 28th in the NBA. The Nets are a NBA Worst -12.5 Point Differential Per Game & last in Points scored per game at 90.4. Brook Lopez leaved Saturday Night loss in Milwaukee before the 4th Quarter because of a sore right foot. Team officials were unsure how the injury happened. X-rays were negative. Lopez was not in the locker room afterward. The Nets not having many draft picks over the next couple of season due to past trades, things don’t look well in Brooklyn as they once did.