A large eleven game slate on Monday gives us plenty of narratives sprinkled throughout the game, but our top narrative is the #defendtheland vs #wethenorth clash in  Canada. The Raptors are riding a 7-game win streak while the Cavaliers are reeling with a three-game skid. Toronto has lost both meetings this season by a combined seven points. A spirited rivalry has developed between these two East powerhouses and we should see yet another competitive matchup. Unfortunately, Drake is included.

Bobblehead Nights

Boston @ Houston — Elvin Hayes San Diego Bobble

The rockets have called Houston home since the 1971/1972 season, but for three years prior, they called San Diego home. They are honoring NBA great Elvin Hayes tonight


Charlotte @ Dallas — Harrison Barnes Bobblehead to first 5,000 fans

When Mr. Barnes played with Golden State, he was honored with a bobblehead night of his own. He broke out of a month-long slump with a 15/6/2/1/1 line in 31 minutes. Just saying.



Jameer Nelson (Denver @ Philly) — Jameer played his college ball at Saint Joseph’s

Tristan Thompson (Cleveland @ Toronto) — TT is from Canada!

Anthony Morrow (OKC @ Atlanta) — Anthony played college ball at Georgia Tech

Revenge Games

Monta Ellis (Indiana @ Golden State)

Robin Lopez (Chicago vs. Portland)

Russell Westbrook Narrative

The dude is a freak we all know. Last night was his fifth consecutive triple-double (well, a quad double if you include the 10 turnovers). Russ is the first player since a guy named Michael Jordan in 1989 to record five consecutive trip-dubs. MJ’s streak ended at seven that year. The Hawks are a hot mess right now, and despite the road back-to-back facing the Thunder, the Russ Express is sure not to slow down tonight. All aboard.

Let us know what we missed @NBAnarratives — good luck today!



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