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!
GOBERT ON GIANNIS’ HEAD 😱 pic.twitter.com/LIY7lVppuv— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 13, 2021
LeBron continues to show off his ageless athleticism in year 18!
LEBRON JAMES…MY GOODNESS pic.twitter.com/5TwV6dhHsq— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 13, 2021
Knicks rookie Obi Toppin gets UP UP to bring down an incredible lob
Kevin Knox UP TOP and OBI TOPPIN THROWS IT DOWN 🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/6m8gJgh76a— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) February 14, 2021
It’s really just too easy for Joel Embiid!
Good luck guarding Embiid 🤕 pic.twitter.com/wfj07GeWTh— NBA TV (@NBATV) February 13, 2021
Best Plays of Week Eight
Donovan Mitchell turning into the bone collector snatching ankles.
Donovan Mitchell dropped Grant Williams on this filthy stepback dagger 😱 pic.twitter.com/JWeb2rZiBe— ESPN (@espn) February 10, 2021
Ja Morant slings an absolute DIME to Xavier Tillman.
Ja Morant with a dirty no-look pass 🔥 pic.twitter.com/540NhF8xNS— Athlete Swag (@AthleteSwag) February 11, 2021
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.
Utah Jazz ball movement is 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MYVOE2yZ3t— Backcourt Violation (@backcourtv) February 13, 2021
Gary Trent Jr. freezes Andre Drummond with a shammgod and gets the easy bucket.
Gary Trent Jr. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/CTaIWW3Suo— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 13, 2021
Funniest Moments of the Week
Ja Morant hits a ridiculous over the head 3-ball!
Ja Morant… SPLASH. pic.twitter.com/q43M8f4Ilp— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 9, 2021
Stephen Curry hits the most casual underhand shot ever after the final buzzer!
Steph Curry with an underhand three to cap off a 40 point night. 🐐pic.twitter.com/YV2axK90qI— Scott Mackay 🇨🇦 🏃♂️ ☕️ 🍷 8⃣0⃣ 🎵 (@scmackay) February 12, 2021
Draymond told Curry “Hold my beer” and takes the shot for the win
Ja Morant attempts a 360 layup…?
Ja Morant with the 360 lay up attempt pic.twitter.com/EnQBoETH08— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) February 11, 2021
That moment when the direct deposit hits:
OMG. This dude just OWNED the Carlton Dance Cam in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/Bq3fmtwX0w— J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) February 11, 2021
It looks like dancing fever has affected more than just the Mavs fans
Find someone who loves you as much as Russell Westbrook loves dancing!— Bovada (@BovadaOfficial) February 13, 2021
NBA Standings as of (2/14/2021)
- 76ers 18-9
- Bucks 16-10
- Nets 16-12
- Celtics 13-12
- Pacers 14-13
- Hornets 13-14
- Knicks 13-15
- Raptors 12-14
- Heat 11-15
- Hawks 11-15
- Bulls 10-15
- Magic 10-17
- Cavaliers 10-17
- Pistons 7-19
- Wizards 6-17
- Jazz 22-5
- Lakers 21-6
- Clippers 19-8
- Suns 16-9
- Trail Blazers 15-10
- Spurs 15-11
- Nuggets 14-11
- Warriors 14-13
- Mavericks 13-14
- Kings 12-13
- Grizzlies 10-11
- Pelicans 10-11
- Rockets 11-15
- Thunder 10-15
- 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!