4 NBA things to know for Oct. 29
Jeff Case, NBA.com
Get up to speed on the latest NBA news, plus a quick look at stories we’ll be following closely today:
1. The Luka & Kristaps show in Denver: Dallas has lived up to its hype thus far as a must-watch NBA League Pass squad and slowing down Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis has not been easy. The Mavs visit the undefeated Nuggets tonight (9 ET, League Pass), who will likely have to use a variety of bodies — both big and small — to contain the Mavs’ star duo.
2. Welcome aboard, Jimmy: The Miami Heat have held down the fort while their big offseason addition, Jimmy Butler, delayed his debut because of the birth of his child. He will be suiting up tonight as the Heat host the Hawks (7:30 ET, NBA TV) in what might end up being a key early-season showdown in the Southeast Division.
3. Late-night excitement in L.A.: This three-game Tuesday ends with a dandy as the young, exciting Grizzlies visit the title-minded Lakers (10:30 ET, NBA TV). Grizzlies guard Ja Morant showed out in Sunday’s victory (and toe-to-toe battle with Kyrie Irving) at home. How will he fare tonight in his first matchup with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Co.?
4. Remember when …: To somewhat quote the immortal Ferris Bueller, life moves pretty fast — both overall and in the NBA. That’s how we’re left feeling this morning in knowing today is the 16th anniversary of Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony making their debut in the league.