February 1st, 2022
Injury of the Day:
It has been reported by senior NBA inside Adrian Wojnarowski that Joe Ingles, a forward for the Utah Jazz, has torn his left ACL. The injury will keep him out for the rest of the season, and for part of the 2022-23 season as well. On the season, Ingles averaged 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists while playing along some great players like Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, and Bojan Bogdanovic.
Game of the Day:
Last night, the Houston Rockets played the Golden State Warriors; again. The first time they played each other this season, Stephen Curry hit the first buzzer-beating game-winner of his entire career over Kevin Porter Jr. So in this game, naturally, Porter Jr decided to trash talk Curry. After a foul that he didn’t like, Porter looked at Curry like a villainous movie character, trying to get under his skin since Curry had recently been in a slump.
Instead, Porter Jr fueled Curry. In the fourth quarter, Curry dropped 21 points (21!), and finished the game with 40 as the Warriors won, 122-108. Christian Wood was the only player who came up big for the Rockets, with 24 points and 13 rebounds. For the Warriors, Klay Thompson had 14 points, and All-Star starter Andrew Wiggins had 23.
Another Injury of the Day:
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has sprained his left wrist, an injury that will keep him out for the next two games. Beal is the best player on the Wizards, and not having him for two games will hurt; especially as the team plays Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on national TV tonight. Someone will need to step up like Corey Kispert did in Madison Square garden, because otherwise it will be a blowout. My guess? Daniel Gafford blocks at least four shots, Kyle Kuzma puts up a 25 point-10 rebound game, and Kispert has 17 points with 4 or 5 made threes.
Or, they’ll fall flat on their faces, losing with a final score of something like 122-93. It’s tough to know what version of the Wizards you’re getting on a nightly basis.
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