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3 NBA things to know for Nov. 26
Some key storylines and NBA tidbits to know for the day ahead
Jeff Case, NBA.com
Get up to speed on the latest NBA news, plus a quick look at some storylines and tidbits worth noting today:
1. It’s Luka-mania vs. Kawhi & PG13!: The NBA’s newest walking triple-double (Luka Doncic) vs. perhaps the Western Conference’s best two-way duo (Kawhi Leonard and Paul George)? Sign us up, please. Doncic enters tonight’s home game (8:30 ET, NBA TV) averaging a triple-double in November (32.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 10.8 assists). Meanwhile, Leonard ranks No. 1 in the league in go-ahead field goals since the start of last season, and George has made four go-ahead 3-pointers in the final seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime. Should this one get close, it will be interesting to see which superstar delivers.
2. Which style will prevail in Denver?: Save for the Lakers, no team in the West has been hotter right now than the Nuggets. They host the Washington Wizards (9 ET, League Pass) and seek their sixth straight win — many of which have come because of Denver’s defense. That unit will have a tough task against the Wizards and their offense, which is No. 2 in the NBA in November. Pay attention to the shooting guard matchup, where Denver’s Gary Harris will try to keep Bradley Beal under wraps.
3. Happy birthday, Reignman!: NBA fans of a certain generation remember all too well just how thrilling Shawn Kemp was to watch in his heyday. The former Seattle SuperSonics forward known as “The Reignman” turns the big 5-0 today. Take a gander at Kemp’s career mixtape that does justice in displaying just how amazing and athletic of a player he was in his prime.