DOG Bag • "10/24"

DOG BAG (10/24)

A few, current storylines in the Association…


Early Season Averages (Offense)


A little over a week into the 2018-19 campaign, we've already seen a slew of big games from unexpected sources. Across the league, offensive arsenals have expanded ft. a(nother) surge in three point shooting.

Here’s a look at a few early stats leaders:

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Blake Griffin (36! pts/night): gamed Philly + crossed the 50-pt threshold (for the 1st time ever) in the same sequence (see more below)

Kemba Walker (33! pts/night): Perpetually underrated, maybe K. Walker will finally get some love in a contract yr.

Zach LaVine (32! pts/night): Over 30 pts in the first 3 games of the season, 1st Bull to do so since Michael Jordan; Is LaVine already a go-to guy? If not, he’s well on his way

Anthony Davis (30 pts & 3 blocks/night!): AD’s coming for that MVP trophy, Pels are 3-0 to start the year

DeMar DeRozan (9! dimes/night): It’s safe to say DeRozan’s adjusting well to his new surroundings. With Dejounte Murray out for the season (along w/ injuries/ailments to SA’s other PGs), he’s made a point to make plays for teammates

Blake Griffin Goes Off For 50! in OT Victory

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Blake Griffin

career-high 50!, 14 & 6 dimes v. PHI

Blake Griffin’s been on an absolute tear to start the season.

In last night’s OT victory v. Philly, he poured in a career-high 50! pts w/ 14 boards & 6 dimes. Somehow, the point total is a less impressive than the manner he did it: faceups, posting, scoring from distance & around the rim.

So far, he’s looked every bit as unstoppable as he did during his prime years w/ the Clips.

36! pts/night isn’t sustainable but don't be surprised to see BG amongst the league’s scoring leaders all year long.

Most importantly, however, Detroit remains undefeated.

Yesterday in the Association…


  • J. Redick (PHI): 30!, 6! & 5 boards (off bench) @ DET

  • L. Shamet (PHI): 1st career start! @ DET

  • R. Jackson & I. Smith (PHI): combined for 44! pts v. PHI

  • NOP: 5 in double figures (Davis: 34, Payton: 20, Mirotic: 18, Randle: 18, Moore: 14) v. LAC

  • DEN: 8! in double figures (Murray: 19, Harris: 18, Millsap: 15, Jokic: 14, Lyles: 12, Morris: 11, Beasley: 11, Plumlee: 11) v. SAC

  • M. Bagley III (SAC): career-highs of 20! pts & 5! blocks @ DEN

  • DET (3-0), NOP (3-0) & DEN (4-0) all picked up Ws*

*Denver, Toronto, Milwaukee, Detroit, & New Orleans remain undefeated