the Freak and Dame Time have set the record straight


It’s the other Monday tradition with the homemade all-time Top 10: the best players of the week. The NBA has just announced the lucky ones and for the period from November 15 to 21, it is Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard who take the win.

33.3 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 1.7 interceptions and 2.7 blocks on average for the Greek Freak. 28.3 points, 8.3 assists, 1.0 interceptions and 1.7 blocks per game for Dame Time. And a perfect record of three wins and zero losses for both. Giannis and Lillard both shone on an individual level but above all they helped their respective teams to chain the wins, which is rather rare for the Bucks and Blazers at the start of the season. With his many injuries, Milwaukee had not yet managed to win three games in a row this year, it is now done (against the Lakers, the Thunder and the Magic) thanks to Giannis’ XXL performances but also to the returns of Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. Ditto for Portland (victory against Toronto, Chicago and Philadelphia), which takes advantage of playing at home to heal its collective record. Among the truly outstanding performances of the week at the Freak and Lillard, we will retain the 47 points of the Greek against the Lakers of Anthony Davis at the beginning of the week, as well as the 39 queen’s pawns against the Sixers in what represents his best game. of the 2021-22 campaign.

The titles of players of the week, Giannis and Lillard, they know. But for the second, this one perhaps has a special meaning when we know how hard Lady struggled at the start of the season. Falling stats, horrible skill, bricks and more bricks, all within a groping Portland team, clearly it wasn’t the MVP-caliber Lillard we’ve all been used to for several years now. But gradually, the Portland sniper is building up (almost 40% away last week, and a perfect 22/22 on throws) and this little reward is a nice symbol of his return to form. It now remains to be confirmed, hoping that his abdominal sore will leave him alone so that he definitely regains his cruising speed. In any case, the Blazers will need their leader because a very perilous double trip to Utah and Golden State is coming soon.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard succeed Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, logically elected last week. The first allows the Bucks to regain their standing by returning to the positive (balance of 9-8), the second simply finds … his standing. This is called setting the record straight.

Text source: The Athletic



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