Published by Olgun Uluc, 2nd November 2018 on foxsports.com.au
DE’AARON Fox’s breakout year has continued to be a joy to watch, while the Boston Celtics broke a franchise record to make sure the Milwaukee Bucks are no longer undefeated.
Here’s what went down during today’s NBA action.
DE’AARON FOX… HISTORY MAKER
There were a lot of stories heading into the Sacramento Kings’ game against the Atlanta Hawks.
They’re two of the NBA’s youngest teams, with some budding talent on either side. Of course, we also had the Fox vs Trae Young matchup, which the former handily won.
The former Kentucky Wildcat finished with an impressive triple-double — 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists — to lead the Kings to a dominant 146-115 victory, and he made history in the process.
At just 20, Fox became the youngest player in NBA to record 30+ points, 10+ rebounds, and 15+ assists, getting the better of Magic Johnson and Michal Jordan; both of whom did it at the age of 21.
For the Hawks, Young had 14 points and 10 assists, while Jeremy Lin finished with 23 points off the bench.
CELTICS HAND BUCKS FIRST LOSS
The fairytale is over for the Milwaukee Bucks.
At least, for the moment. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his undefeated Bucks travelled to Boston for a matchup with the Celtics, and got shot out of the gym.
The Celtics broke their franchise record for made three-pointers — hitting 24 on the night — to pick up the 117-113 win over the Bucks.
Kyrie Irving led the way for Brad Stevens’ team, finishing with 28 points and seven assists, while Gordon Hayward stepped up with 18 points, four rebounds, and five assists.
The Celtics had control for the majority of the game, but a fourth quarter surge from the Bucks gave them the chance to tie the game at the free throw line; Eric Bledsoe splitting a pair from the charity stripe that would’ve leveled the scores with 12.8 seconds remaining.
At the end of the day, though, it was the Celtics’ ability to penetrate and dish — avoiding the size and length of the Bucks — that led them to victory.
The Bucks dropped to 7-1 on the season, while the Celtics improved to 6-2.
AUSSIES IN ACTION
Ben Simmons finished with 14 points and 11 assists, in the 76ers’ 122-113 win over the Clippers.
In the Celtics’ win, Aron Baynes came off the bench five points, three rebounds, and two assists.
Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker didn’t see any action for the Bucks, with both sitting on DNP-CDs.
DENVER NUGGETS 110 — 91 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 113 — 122 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 111 — 107 CHARLOTTE HORNETS
SACRAMENTO KINGS 146 — 115 ATLANTA HAWKS
MILWAUKEE BUCKS 113 — 117 BOSTON CELTICS
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 119 — 132 PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS