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[November 29, 2017]  The Sports Xchange

11/28/2017 NBA Note - Sacramento Kings Cauley-Stein, Willie

C Willie Cauley-Stein contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday's 112-87 loss to Milwaukee.

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NBA Note - Sacramento Kings Labissiere, Skal

F Skal Labissiere scored 11 points in Tuesday's 112-87 loss to Milwaukee.

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NBA Note - Sacramento Kings Hield, Buddy

G Buddy Hield scored 13 points in Tuesday's 112-87 loss to Milwaukee.

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NBA Note - Sacramento Kings Temple, Garrett

G Garrett Temple scored 18 points and made all three of his 3-point attempts in Tuesday's 112-87 loss to Milwaukee.

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NBA Note - Milwaukee Bucks Middleton, Khris

F Kris Middleton had 12 points and four rebounds in the third quarter in Tuesday's 112-87 victory at Sacramento. Middleton scored seven points during Milwaukee's 24-7 run that turned a 37-30 contest into a 61-37 rout at halftime.

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NBA Note - Milwaukee Bucks Bledsoe, Eric

G Eric Bledsoe had 21 points and five assists in the third quarter in Tuesday's 112-87 victory at Sacramento. Bledsoe had 13 points during Milwaukee's 24-7 run that turned a 37-30 contest into a 61-37 rout at halftime.

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NBA Note - Milwaukee Bucks Antetokounmpo, Giannis

F Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 of his game-high 32 points in the third quarter in Tuesday's 112-87 victory at Sacramento.

Antetokounmpo totaled 534 points in Milwaukee's first 18 games, the fourth-fastest scoring start in team history. Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 599 points after 18 games during the second of his six MVP seasons in 1971-72.

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NBA Note - Minnesota Timberwolves Bjelica, Nemanja

F Nemanja Bjelica (left mid-foot sprain) missed his third straight game Tuesday.

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NBA Note - Minnesota Timberwolves Teague, Jeff

PG Jeff Teague (sore right Achilles) missed his third straight game Tuesday. Teague worked out pregame to see if he could play before being announced as out.

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NBA Note - Minnesota Timberwolves Jones, Tyus

G Tyus Jones had season highs of 12 points and seven assists in Tuesday's 92-89 loss to Washington. Jones was making his second NBA start in place of the injured Jeff Teague,

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NBA Note - Minnesota Timberwolves Gibson, Taj

F Taj Gibson had 16 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday's 92-89 loss to Washington.

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NBA Note - Minnesota Timberwolves Butler, Jimmy

F Jimmy Butler had 17 points and 10 assists in Tuesday's 92-89 loss to Washington.

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NBA Note - Minnesota Timberwolves Towns, Karl-Anthony

C Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 17 rebounds for his league-leading 17th double-double in Tuesday's 92-89 loss to Washington. Towns joined Shaquille O'Neal, Bob McAdoo, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Tim Duncan as the only players with 4,000 points and 2,000 rebounds through their first 185 NBA games.

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NBA Note - Washington Wizards Meeks, Jodie

G Jodie Meeks scored 12 points, hitting 4 of 6 from 3-point territory, in Tuesday's 92-89 victory at Minnesota.

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NBA Note - Washington Wizards Oubre, Kelly

F Kelly Oubre scored 16 points in Tuesday's 92-89 victory at Minnesota.

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NBA Note - Washington Wizards Wall, John

G John Wall missed his second straight game Tuesday because of an injured knee. He's expected to miss two weeks after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection.

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NBA Note - Chicago Bulls Dunn, Kris

G Kris Dunn scored a career-high 24 points in Tuesday's 104-99 loss to Phoenix.

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NBA Note - Chicago Bulls Holiday, Justin

G Justin Holiday scored 25 points in Tuesday's 104-99 loss to Phoenix.

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NBA Note - Phoenix Suns Len, Alex

C Alex Len grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with 13 points in Tuesday's 104-99 victory at Chicago.

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NBA Note - Phoenix Suns Ulis, Tyler

G Tyler Ulis scored 14 points in Tuesday's 104-99 victory at Chicago.

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NBA Note - Phoenix Suns Warren, TJ

F TJ Warren scored 25 points in Tuesday's 104-99 victory at Chicago.

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NBA Note - Phoenix Suns Booker, Devin

G Devin Booker scored 33 points in Tuesday's 104-99 victory at Chicago. Booker returned after missing a game with inflammation in his right big toe, and played 33 minutes.

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NBA Note - Cleveland Cavaliers Shumpert, Iman

G Iman Shumpert (left knee soreness) missed Tuesday's game. He played seven minutes Monday in a win in Philadelphia, but coach Tyronn Lue said Shumpert "felt fine, and then once he played those minutes he said he didn't feel right." Shumpert had missed three games with the injury prior to Monday night.

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NBA Note - Cleveland Cavaliers Wade, Dwyane

G Dwyane Wade scored 17 points off the bench in Tuesday's 108-97 victory over Miami. Eight of those points came in the fourth quarter after LeBron James was ejected later in the third.

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NBA Note - Miami Heat Dragic, Goran

G Goran Dragic was limited to seven points on 1-of-5 shooting in Tuesday's 108-97 loss at Cleveland.

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NBA Note - Miami Heat Richardson, Josh

G Josh Richardson scored 15 points in Tuesday's 108-97 loss at Cleveland.

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NBA Note - Miami Heat Adebayo, Bam

C Bam Adebayo scored 19 points in Tuesday's 108-97 loss at Cleveland.

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NBA Note - Miami Heat Waiters, Dion

G Dion Waiters scored 21 points in Tuesday's 108-97 loss at Cleveland.

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NBA Note - Cleveland Cavaliers James, LeBron

F LeBron James was ejected for the first time in 1,082 career games in Tuesday's 108-97 victory over Miami. James was tossed with 1:59 left in the third quarter for arguing a non-call with referee Kane Fitzgerald. "I got fouled and I showed my frustrations to the ref and he sent me to the locker room," said James, who finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and five steals.

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NBA Note - Cleveland Cavaliers Love, Kevin

F Kevin Love scored a season-high 38 points in Tuesday's 108-97 victory over Miami. Love's 32 points in the first half were tied for the most by an opponent in a half in Miami history. He added nine rebounds for the game and shot 14 of 17 from the foul line in 26 minutes. Love scored 22 in the first quarter. On Nov. 23, 2016, he set an NBA record with 34 in the first quarter against Portland.

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NBA Note - Washington Wizards Beal, Bradley

G Bradley Beal was held to eight points and was 2 for 11 from the field in Tuesday's 92-89 victory at Minnesota.

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NBA Note - Washington Wizards Porter, Otto

F Otto Porter scored 22 points, including the go-ahead jump shot with 25 seconds remaining, in Tuesday's 92-89 victory at Minnesota. Porter scored 17 of his points in the second half. Porter, who entered the day fifth in the league in 3-point shooting at 48.6 percent, was 4 of 8 from deep.

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NBA Note - Utah Jazz O'Neale, Royce

F Royce O'Neale scored a career-high 11 points -- his first NBA game in double figures -- in Tuesday's 106-77 victory over Denver.

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NBA Note - Denver Nuggets Chandler, Wilson

F Wilson Chandler did not play for the second time in four games Tuesday because of lower back pain.

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NBA Note - Utah Jazz Hood, Rodney

G Rodney Hood did not play Tuesday because of ankle soreness. Hood missed two games earlier this season with a calf strain.

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NBA Note - Denver Nuggets Faried, Kenneth

F Kenneth Faried had 11 points and eight rebounds in Tuesday's 106-77 loss at Utah.

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NBA Note - Denver Nuggets Harris, Gary

G Gary Harris scored 18 points in Tuesday's 106-77 loss at Utah.

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NBA Note - Los Angeles Clippers Griffin, Blake

F Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers could be sidelined for two months with a sprained MCL in his left knee, according to reports. Griffin, 28, sustained the injury in the fourth quarter of Monday night's game against the rival Lakers. Examinations revealed no structural damage in Griffin's knee, per ESPN. Griffin had 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists over 36 minutes in the Clippers' 120-115 victory against the Lakers before exiting with the injury.

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NBA Note - Utah Jazz Jerebko, Jonas

F Jonas Jerebko scored 15 points in Tuesday's 106-77 victory over Denver.

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NBA Note - Utah Jazz Mitchell, Donovan

G Donovan Mitchell scored 16 points in Tuesday's 106-77 victory over Denver.

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NBA Note - Denver Nuggets Jokic, Nikola

C Nikola Jokic scored only seven points and was 3 for 7 from the field in Tuesday's 106-77 loss at Utah. He had six rebounds and six assists.

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NBA Note - Utah Jazz Favors, Derrick

F Derrick Favors scored 24 points in Tuesday's 106-77 victory over Denver. Favors was 12-of-16 shooting to go along with nine rebounds, a season-high five assists and three blocks.

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NBA Note - Phoenix Suns Len, Alex

C Alex Len admittedly is frustrated with his recent lack of playing time. "I want to be out there, and I want to compete," the 7-foot-1 Len told AZCentral.com after sitting out two of the Suns' last three games. "I put in the work hoping to show my skills on the court. So when you're not able to help your team, it's frustrating."

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