Post Up: Pascal Siakam Helps Snap Lakers’ Seven-Game Win Streak

Nuggets 100 (7-2), Timberwolves 98 (5-4)

Late in OT, Nikola Jokic hit the game-winning bucket over Karl-Anthony Towns to give the Nuggets the win on the road. Jokic had a team-high 20 points to go with 7 dimes and 6 rebounds.

Pacers 109 (6-4), Magic 102 (3-7)

Domantas Sabonis put up a double-double (21 points, 16 rebounds) to give Indiana its third-straight win. T.J. Warren and Malcolm Brogdon had 19 apiece, while Doug McDermott had 18 off the bench.

Sixers 114 (6-3), Hornets 106 (4-6)

Four of Philly’s starters scored in double figures – Joel Embiid (18 points), Al Horford (15 points), Tobias Harris (14 points) and Josh Richardson (11 points).

Bucks 117 (7-3) , Thunder 114 (4-6)

Tied 114-all with under a minute, Brook Lopez knocked down a 3-pointer to give the Bucks the W. Giannis Antetokounmpo had another monster performance, finishing with 35 points and 16 rebounds.

Cavaliers 108 (4-5), Knicks 87 (2-8)

Collin Sexton finished with 21 points at The Garden. Kevin Love was the second-leading scorer with 17 points.

Suns 138 (6-3), Nets 112 (4-5)

All five Suns starters finished in double figures as Devin Booker led the team with 27 points. Ricky Rubio had 22 points and 12 dimes; Kelly Oubre also had 18.

Trailblazers 124 (4-6), Hawks 113 (3-6)

Damian Lillard and Kevin Huerter traded back-to-back buckets to force it to overtime, but the Blazers prevailed at home. Lillard (30 points) and CJ McCollum (23 points) combined for 53 points, and Anfernee Simons finished with 20 points off the bench.

Raptors 113 (6-2), Lakers 104 (7-1)

Toronto extended the lead to 10 in the 4Q and closed it off when the Lakers started to make their run. Last season’s MIP finished with a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds. Fred VanVleet also had 21 points in the win to snap the Lakers’ 7-game wining streak.

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The ‘Blue the Great’ Air Jordan 1 Mid is Now Live on StockX

The “Blue the Great” AJ1 is now available on StockX.

As part of the “Fearless Ones” Collection, Los Angeles-based artist Blue the Great adds his personal touches on the iconic silhouette. Taking on the mid cut, the sneaker features an array of colors from red, blue, orange and green in suede. Cream corduroy is also featured with a black chenille swoosh. A “Blue” in bubble-lettered graffiti tag sits near the heel.

The “Blue the Great” AJ1 Mid has an Average Sale Price of $245 is now available for purchase on StockX.

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The ‘Fearless’ Air Jordan 1 is Now Live on StockX

Jordan 1 heads, the “Fearless” AJ1 is now available on StockX.

As part of the “Fearless Ones” Collection, this AJ1 pays homage to UNC and Chicago, the sneaker features a patent leather upper with half Carolina Blue, Bulls red, a white midsole and red along the bottoms. The famous “Nike Air” is also featured on the tongue.

The Price Premium (over original retail price) is currently at 118.1% with an average sale price of $354.

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The ‘Soft Vision’ Yeezy Boost 500 is Now Live on StockX

The “Soft Vision” Yeezy Boost 500 is now available on StockX.

Kanye West’s latest iteration of his sneaker has a light lavender on different materials like leather, mesh and cow suede along the upper. A gum bottom sole is featured, too. The Price Premium (over original retail price) is at 57.5% with an average sale price of $342.

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Trae Young: ‘My Hard Work is Paying Off Right Now’

Trae Young feels that a slow start basically cost him the Rookie of the Year last season, and came into the 2019-20 campaign determined to get off to a hot start.

Mission accomplished: Young has torched the Detroit Pistons (38 points, seven rebounds and nine assists) and Orlando Magic (39 points, seven rebounds and nine assists) for the 2-0 Atlanta Hawks.

The explosive 21-year-old guard says a summer of hard work is “paying off right now.”

Per The AJC:

“The stars shine brightest in those type of moments,” Young said of his play in the final minutes. “That’s what makes the big-time players who they are. They step up in those moments for their team and it helps them win. So for me, it’s just the mentality you have to have. And for me, I feel like I have it.”

Young attributes his strong start to work he put in during the offseason, and also growing more comfortable in the league in Year 2.

“I put in a lot of work this summer and just for me, going into my second year, I knew what to really work on,” Young said. “Going in as a rookie is kind of hard, you don’t know what to expect. You just go in there with an open mind. But going into my second year I knew what I needed to get better at and I did it, and my hard work is paying off right now.”

Remaining the NBA’s leading scorer certainly isn’t the focus for Young.

“Hell nah,” Young said when asked if being the league’s leading scorer is his goal. “That’s not my goal. I don’t care about all that. I’m just caring, focusing on winning.”

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The ‘Seattle’ Jordan X is Now Live on StockX

The “Seattle” Air Jordan X is now available on StockX.

After a 24-year hiatus, this Seattle Supersonics-inspired colorway is being released to the public again. As part of the original “City Pack” in 1995, the Seattle AJX joined Chicago, New York, Sacramento and Orlando as a five-pair lineup that was an ode to each of the aforementioned NBA cities. Sonics forward Kendall Gill rocked these during his final season with the Sonics.

The sneaker features a white leather upper with black details, green accents on the collar as well along the outsoles that also features a yellow Jumpman.

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