January 3rd #NARRATIVESTREET

The Association treats us to another solid eight game slate this evening, tipping off with a battle of bigs as KAT travels to Philly to bang with The Process. The first time these two young stars met was in November in Minnesota – KAT’s Timberwolves took that game 110-86 with KAT leading the way with 25/10 and 2 blocks.  Embiid posted a Double Double with 10/10, however was on a stricter limit at the time and only played 22 minutes that game.  Thanks to the internet & FreeDawkins – we treat you to a 5-minute recap of that game’s highlights…

From Philly, we head west on narrative street to Phoenix where The Dragon, Goran Dragic seeks revenge against his former squad. Dragic posted 40 burgers in his last two revenge outings and the Suns haven’t gotten any better defending the position.  The Dragon has missed some time with a sore back but is expected to return tonight to a Heat squad that only dressed 9 on Sunday. Proceed with caution however as Dragic, who demanded the trade from Philly, is once again the topic of intensified trade rumors as the 10-25 Heat begin their pursuit of lottery balls.

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Revenge Games

Goran Dragic (Heat at Suns) — If the Slovenian diva’s back will let him give it a go, and he’s not traded pre-tip… lock him in.

Cory Joseph (Raptors at Spurs)

Kosta Koufas (Kings @ Nuggets)

Reunion Games

Coach Brad Stevens’ Celts host the Jazz and former Butler Bulldogs Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack.

Homecoming Games

Michigan Alum, Glen Robinson III, will play in the Palace in Auburn Hills tonight, just up the road from Ann Arbor.

Game Scenarios

Heat play the first of a 6 game road trip in 11 days, including the first night of a B2B and first game of a 3 games in 4 nights stretch.

Wizards on a road B2B

Nuggets on a B2B

Jazz on a road B2B

Birthdays

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – not on slate

Doug McDermott — not on slate

Nikola Pekovic — not on slate, out for the year and looks like we may not see the big fella on the court again

A couple of promotional games of note, T-Shirt giveaway at the Mavericks game and Shaker Bottles at the Suns game.

As always, let us know what we missed @nbanarratives — Thank you!

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