Lucky week 13 has come and gone in the NBA
season as we get closer and closer to only having basketball and hockey on our
Week 13 brought with it what most would
have predicted. Luka Doncic amazed, as did LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo
and James Harden. However, we also got some milestones for various under-the-radar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander became the youngest player to notch a 20-point, 20-rebound triple double, Derrick Rose has dropped 20+ points in eight consecutive games, the most since his 2011 MVP season, and Carmelo Anthony became the 18th player to score 26,000+ points in their career.
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Among all of that were more standout
performances, but which players did enough to earn MOTW 13 card?
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
BUCKETS: Booker loves to play against the Boston Celtics
The Suns have relied on Booker since he was drafted to power their team, and he showed on Saturday against the Boston Celtics exactly why they can do that.
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While he didn’t match the 70 points he dropped against the Celtics three years ago, he was just one assist away from bagging his first career triple-double. Even without the triple-double, his 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists made up one of the most complete games of his career.
Zach Lavine, Chicago Bulls
THIEF: Lavine had a career high in steals against the Cavs
Lavine has been no stranger to the spotlight
ever since the 2015 Dunk Contest, and in Chicago he is the man on the Bulls.
Against the Cleveland Cavaliers he dropped a huge game and came up with a new
While dropping 42 points and six rebounds, he harassed the Cavs and amassed a career high five steals.
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Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
DOMINANT: Gobert couldn't be stopped against the Kings
Gobert may not get the headlines when the
Jazz are winning, such is the life of many centers in the NBA. However, in the
Jazz’s 22-point win over the Sacramento Kings he should take all the headlines
as he dominated all game.
He was just bigger, stronger and more
physical than the Kings in every facet. He owned the paint, putting up 28
points, and amassed 15 rebounds. What’s more impressive about the rebounds is
no Kings player had more than seven. Gobert also had three blocks to punctuate
Furkan Korkmaz, Philadelphia 76ers
TURNAROUND: Korkmaz balled out to lead the 76ers over the Bulls
Korkmaz’s performance against the Chicago Bulls, and following performance against the New York Knicks, made for quite the turnaround for a player who less than a year ago had requested a trade and looked to be heading to play in Turkey.
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However, he is still in Philly and against the Bulls had a career night. The guard made six three-pointers on his way to scoring 24 points, both career-highs. He also had four rebounds.
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De’Angelo Russell, Golden State Warriors
Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns
Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies
Norman Powell, Toronto Raptors
Will Barton, Denver Nuggets
Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz