Hello! Hello! Welcome back to the NBA week eight recap! Firstly, I’d like to apologize for missing last weeks recap, I got hit by the rona stick! The good news I am okay now and there are tons of great highlights to look back on! The Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz continue their battle for the 1st seed in the Western Conference. The usual suspects still sit atop the Eastern Conference, with the 76ers, Bucks, and Nets. Paul George, LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Luka Doncic all had outstanding 40 point performances this week. However, the biggest name of the week and a true breakout star of the year is Charlotte Hornets announcer, Eric Collins. His commentary is absolutely ELECTRIC and if you’ve never heard it before please take three minutes out of your day and watch this video! With all that being said… ROLL THE HIGHLIGHTS!

Top Dunks of the Week

A “Logo Lob” from Middleton to Giannis!

R.J. Hampton taking some aggression out on the rim and on Cedi Osman.

Rona-man Rudy Gobert VICIOUSLY slams on the Greek Freak!

LeBron continues to show off his ageless athleticism in year 18!

Knicks rookie Obi Toppin gets UP UP to bring down an incredible lob

It’s really just too easy for Joel Embiid!

Best Plays of Week Eight

Donovan Mitchell turning into the bone collector snatching ankles.

Ja Morant slings an absolute DIME to Xavier Tillman.

Montrezl Harrell swatted that ball all the way back to Oklahoma City!

This ball movement by the Jazz is every high school head coach’s wet dream.

Gary Trent Jr. freezes Andre Drummond with a shammgod and gets the easy bucket.

Funniest Moments of the Week

Ja Morant hits a ridiculous over the head 3-ball!

Stephen Curry hits the most casual underhand shot ever after the final buzzer!

Draymond told Curry “Hold my beer” and takes the shot for the win

Ja Morant attempts a 360 layup…?

That moment when the direct deposit hits:

It looks like dancing fever has affected more than just the Mavs fans

NBA Standings as of (2/14/2021)

Eastern Conference
  1. 76ers 18-9
  2. Bucks 16-10
  3. Nets 16-12
  4. Celtics 13-12
  5. Pacers 14-13
  6. Hornets 13-14
  7. Knicks 13-15
  8. Raptors 12-14
  9. Heat 11-15
  10. Hawks 11-15
  11. Bulls 10-15
  12. Magic 10-17
  13. Cavaliers 10-17
  14. Pistons 7-19
  15. Wizards 6-17
Western Conference
  1. Jazz 22-5
  2. Lakers 21-6
  3. Clippers 19-8
  4. Suns 16-9
  5. Trail Blazers 15-10
  6. Spurs 15-11
  7. Nuggets 14-11
  8. Warriors 14-13
  9. Mavericks 13-14
  10. Kings 12-13
  11. Grizzlies 10-11
  12. Pelicans 10-11
  13. Rockets 11-15
  14. Thunder 10-15
  15. Timberwolves 6-20

Thank you for reading the NBA week eight recap. I hope you enjoyed! You can find me on Twitter @Andrew_Winfield, while you’re there be sure to follow the main account @BellyUpSports! Check the Belly Up Sports NBA Page for more content from us and be sure to come back next Sunday for the week nine recap!

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Howdy! My name is Andrew, I'm a Junior at Texas A&M majoring in Sport Management with minors in Business and Communication. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Being from Houston means I'm obligated to love the Rockets, Texans, Astros, and Dynamo! In addition to those teams I also love my Aggies!

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