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    You ain't no enigma cuh, you just normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaolin Fantastic View Post
    You ain't no enigma cuh, you just normal.
    Let me finish developing the story, heathen.

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    McCollum stars as Trailblazers snap Heat's streak

    Above: #3 C.J. McCollum sneaks past #41 Kelly Olynyk for an easy basket as the Trailblazers slap the Miami Heat
    Moda Center - Portland, OR

    Despite A.J. Jackson providing the offense with 37 points, the team all-around struggled to provide as the Portland Trailblazers brought the Miami Heat to Oregon and snapped their season-high 17 game winning streak. C.J. McCollum led the way with a 29 point effort while Damian Lillard provided a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. The Heat hope to bounce back in their next game, at home against the New York Knicks.



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    POR 26 - 32 - 21 - 28: 107
    MIA 18 - 26 - 29 - 20: 93


    Miami Heat (18-2)
    G A.J. Jackson: 37 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast, 13-19 FG, 3-4 3PT
    G Dion Waiters: 12 pts, 4 reb, 3 stl, 4-12 FG
    F James Johnson: 3 pts, 5 reb, 1-7 FG
    F Kelly Olynyk: 4 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast, 2 blk, 1-7 FG
    C Hassan Whiteside: 12 pts, 16 reb, 5 blk, 6-15 FG

    Justice Winslow: 11 pts, 3 reb, 6 ast, 4 stl



    Portland Trailblazers (15-6)
    G Damian Lillard: 23 pts, 10 reb, 5 ast, 9-12 FG
    G C.J. McCollum: 29 pts, 5 reb, 7 ast, 12-28 FG
    F Maurice Harkless: 4 pts, 1 blk, 2-2 FG
    F Zach Collins: 24 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast, 2 blk, 11-18 FG
    C Festus Ezeli: 7 pts, 6 reb, 3 stl, 2 blk

    Jusuf Nurkic: 1 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl

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    CJ taking all of Dame's shots now?

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    Despite snapped streak, Heat are on fire
    MVP-calliber Whiteside, white-hot Jackson, lead Heat to no-loss November.


    Brian Windhorst
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    The common belief when the Miami Heat selected A.J. Jackson in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Duke University was that he would sit behind either Dion Waiters or Tyler Johnson and come off the bench to provide additional scoring. The Heat, behind the talent of star center Hassan Whiteside and the playmaking skills of Goran Dragic, would be a middle of the pack team in the top-heavy Eastern Conference. The playoffs, unfortunately for fans residing in South Beach, was no assurance.

    And then Jackson decided to be average the second-most points in the NBA (just behind OKC's Russell Westbrook) and Whiteside finishing just outside the top five. It took Philadelphia 76ers’ legend Allen Iverson 15 games to have five games of 30 points or more in his career. A.J. Jackson has now passed the likes of Iverson, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, and Blake Griffin for the record (in the last 30 seasons).

    It only took Jackson 12 games.

    “They absolutely do remind me of them, and it is very intimidating, I’ll tell you that” commented San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich after being asked if he could see the resemblance to the former Los Angeles Lakers’ dynamic duo of Kobe Bryant and O’Neal to the Heat’s Jackson and Whiteside.

    Interestingly enough, Jackson has mentioned that he’s built his game around Kobe Bryant from a very young age. “When you’re from California, you kind of grow impartial to being a Kobe fan. Especially someone like myself who is extremely committed to their craft, I naturally flocked to him as an athlete.”

    Jackson, who is averaging 30.6 points per game, is currently averaging the third-highest average by a rookie in NBA history. If this were the end of the season, he would have passed legend Oscar Robertson; trailing only Walt Bellamy and, of course, Wilt Chamberlain.

    “He’s scoring at such an insane clip for someone who’s only 19 years old - I can’t wait to see him at 25” commented Miami Heat teammate Tyler Johnson, who has also seen his production go up as the Miami Heat have become the class of the Eastern Conference.

    Kyrie Irving has been lost for the past couple of weeks for the Boston Celtics, and the Cleveland Cavaliers have truly stumbled out of the gate while they wait for star off-season acquisition Isaiah Thomas to get healthy. Except for the Toronto Raptors, this is the Miami Heat’s crown to lose in the way-too-early end of season predictions.

    “Things are exciting right now, but we have a hard string of games coming ahead of us. We need to stay focused” said head coach Erik Spoelstra.

    The Miami Heat will see the likes of James Harden’s Houston Rockets, LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers, and the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the upcoming weeks.

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    Johnson returns and hits clutch shot to lead Heat past Knicks

    Above: #23 A.J. Jackson rises up in front of #6 Kristaps Porzingis for 2 of his 39 points on the night.
    American Airlines Center - Miami, FL

    The Miami Heat opted to forget about their recently snapped streak by going back to what works: winning. A.J. Jackson led the way with 39 points, continuing his hot streak while Tyler Johnson returned from injury by adding 14 points, including the game winning bucket to lift the Heat past the Knicks. Enes Kanter led the Knicks in scoring with 27 points.



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    NYK 30 - 31 - 24 - 38: 123
    MIA 25 - 33 - 28 - 39: 125

    Miami Heat (19-2)
    G Tyler Johnson: 14 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast, 4-5 FG
    G A.J. Jackson: 39 pts, 8 reb, 7 ast, 16-27 FG
    F Justice Winslow: 7 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast, 1-6 3PT
    F Kelly Olynyk: 16 pts, 12 reb, 4 ast, 1-10 3PT
    C Hassan Whiteside: 26 pts, 13 reb, 3 stl, 3 blk

    Wayne Ellington: 9 pts, 3-7 FG, 2-3 3PT



    New York Knicks (8-13)
    G Chasson Randle: 11 pts, 4 reb, 15 ast, 4-10 FG
    G Tim Hardaway Jr.: 12 pts, 3 reb, 6 ast, 5-13 FG
    F Mindaugas Kuzminskas: 25 pts, 7 reb, 1 stl, 4-8 3PT
    F Kristaps Porzingas: 9 pts, 13 reb, 4 blk, 4-12 FG
    C Enes Kanter: 27 pts, 8 reb, 11-20 FG

    Kyle O’Quinn: 12 pts, 6 reb, 3 blk, 6-7 FG
    Last edited by Captain Canada; 01-19-2018 at 10:51 PM.

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    why isn't AJ taking the clutch shot???

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Dub View Post
    why isn't AJ taking the clutch shot???
    Can't take all of them, fam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Canada View Post
    Can't take all of them, fam
    Kobe did

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    Whiteside/Jackson combo slip past Hawks

    Above: #23 Hassan Whiteside accentuates his dominance with a monster dunk over #24 Kent Bazemore to lead the Heat past the Hawks.
    American Airlines Center - Miami, FL

    The Miami Heat continue their season-long dominance of NBA team by slipping past the Dennis Schroder led Atlanta Hawks. Tyler Johnson provided consistent basketball with 18 points and 7 assists while the dynamic duo of A.J. Jackson and Hassan Whiteside scored 28 and 31 points respectively.



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    ATL 26 - 20 - 39 - 33: 118
    MIA 21 - 34 - 39 - 33: 122


    Miami Heat (19-2)
    G Tyler Johnson: 18 pts, 8 reb, 7 ast, 8-14 FG
    G A.J. Jackson: 28 pts, 7 reb, 7 ast, 10-16 FG
    F Justice Winslow: 5 pts, 5 reb, 7 ast, 1-10 FG
    F Kelly Olynyk: 10 pts, 6 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk, 2-7 3PT
    C Hassan Whiteside: 31 pts, 14 reb, 1 blk, 12-15 FG

    James Johnson: 13 pts, 4 reb, 5-9 FG



    Atlanta Hawks (8-13)
    G Dennis Schroder: 31 pts, 3 reb, 11 ast, 3 stl, 4-8 3PT
    G Marco Belinelli: 14 pts, 5 reb, 6 ast, 5-14 FG
    F Kent Bazemore: 8 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast, 2 blk, 0-3 3PT
    F John Collins: 20 pts, 13 reb, 1 blk, 7-12 FG
    C Mike Muscala: 9 pts, 5 rev, 2 ast, 4-11 FG

    Ersan Ilyasova: 17 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 7-12 FG
    Last edited by Captain Canada; 01-19-2018 at 10:51 PM.

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