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12/6/19: By the numbers

37 points

The Knicks lost to the Nuggets last night by 37 points, and it wasn’t even their worst loss of the week. Milwaukee put a 44-point beatdown on them on Monday. David Fizdale’s firing is coming any day now.

7-3 record

The Nets are 7-3 in 10 games without Kyrie Irving; they were 4-7 with him. Last year, the Celtics were 12-3 without him. The year before that, Boston without Kyrie was 14-8.

In 10 games without him, Spencer Dinwiddie’s scoring has jumped from 17.1 in the first 11 games to 24.9. The passes per game are up, as well, from 246.5 with Irving to 278.3 without.

0-22 from deep

Celtics rookie Grant Williams has played 19 games and taken 22 3-pointers, of which he’s made zero.

332 passes

Last year, the Warriors were second in the league in passes per game, at 320.1. This year, they’re even better through 23 games, leading the league with 332 passes per game.

The difference is, last year, through 23 games, the Warriors were 15-8 and snoozing through another title defense. This year, they’re 4-19.


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