Narrative Street looks like rush-hour on the 405 and it’s a beautiful Friday night slate in The Association, minus the island hammer game slugfest between the Jazz & Mavs. We have a little bit of everything tonight, revenge, coach revenge, big men doing battle and the Morris brothers meeting up in the nation’s capital…. oh, and we can’t forget about the Lakers & Sixers in primetime on ESPN.
Our narrative of the night is Coach Joerger’s revenge as he brings his Kings into Memphis. Joerger, well known as a expert strategist and “Xs & Os guy” rested Boogie, Gay and McLemore on Wednesday games against the Rockets. We’re not saying he rested them to be fresh for revenge… but Joerger made it known he couldn’t get out of Memphis fast enough after fallouts with the front office. (Ex-Grizzlies coach Joerger returns with mixed reviews) Making this tilt even more interesting is that Boogie is on record stating the guy he gets up to play more than anyone in the league is Marc Gasol. Look for Joerger to let the big fella eat tonight.
Speaking of big men doing battle, Whiteside had this to say about DJ prior to their tilt tonight
Hassan Whiteside isn’t feeling those DeAndre Jordan comparisons.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 16, 2016
Two of everyone’s favorite twin brothers will face off for the forth time tonight! In the Morris brother’s last meeting, Kieff dropped 38.8 DK points with a 29/7 game while Marcus racked up 28 DK points on 13/7/3
Ryan Anderson (New Orleans @ Houston) – Narratives fan @ favorite narrative of the night!
Terrence Jones (New Orleans @ Houston)
DeMarre Carroll (Atlanta @ Toronto)
Coach Dave Joerger (Sacramento @ Memphis)
Jabari Parker, just a kid from the city returning home. After saying he plays with “another edge” vs the Bulls, he dropped 28/5/3/2 last night vs Chicago in Milwaukee. Tonight, he gets to travel home on a back to back home & home series. (Parker has 44 DK points in his last two games vs the Bulls)
Jabari Parker says he plays “with another edge” against the Bulls. Full quote from postgame: pic.twitter.com/ce5wlLQC8P
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) December 16, 2016
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