Recent NBA News for November 29th, 2022

Recent NBA news for November 29th, 2022. The Cleveland Cavaliers, the Utah Jazz, and the San Antonio Spurs are all cold.

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Here’s a look at what has been going on in the NBA of late, starting with a couple of teams that are on the slide after hot starts. Both the Utah Jazz and the Cleveland Cavaliers have come back to the pack in recent weeks.

The Cavaliers started the season 8-1 but after their loss on Monday night to the Toronto Raptors, Cleveland is just 13-8. They have gone 5-7 in their last twelve games but still remain in third place in the Eastern Conference.

Meanwhile, the Jazz started the season 10-3 but could be a .500 team soon. Following their loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the Jazz have lost five straight. They have just a 12-11 record and are out in 9th place in the Western Conference. The Jazz have been without Mike Conley during this time as he sits due to a lower leg injury.

Pascal Siakam returned for the Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam missed the last couple of weeks with an injury. However, he was back in action on Monday night against Cleveland. Siakam had 18 points in his return to the lineup. He also had 11 rebounds in the game for a double-double. The Raptors were victorious in the contest, beating the Cavaliers 100-88. Toronto, now 11-9 on the season, sits in 6th place in the Eastern Conference.

San Antonio Spurs in the midst of a freefall

The San Antonio Spurs are the coldest team in the NBA. The Spurs have lost eight straight following back-to-back losses to the LA Lakers over the weekend. San Antonio has also lost 13 of their last 14 games with the oddity over that period being that the team they beat was Milwaukee, the second-best team in our current power rankings. In all of San Antonio’s recent losses, there was only one game where they were within a single possession.

NBA’s top scorers play for losing teams?

The top three scorers in the NBA are Luka Doncic, Steph Curry, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Each player is averaging over 31.0 points per game. However, entering Tuesday two of the three players played on losing teams. Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks are 9-10 while the OKC Thunder are 8-13 on the season. Meanwhile, Curry’s Golden State Warriors are not much better as they are just 11-10 heading into their Tuesday game.