Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Wednesday:
What did you do, J.R. Smith!? The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 118-101 and at one point, Smith just gave the Bucks two points when he literally stopped playing defence. As the Bucks were bringing the ball of the court, Smith walked over to the Bucks’ bench to say hi to Jason Terry, apparently not knowing the ball was live. Matthew Dellavedova found Tony Snell wide open under the basket for an easy dunk. Even more amazing is that this happened near the end of the first half and this was apparently the first time Smith had seen Terry all game.
Chris Paul administered CPR on Paul Pierce after he missed a dunk. Pearce, playing in just his second game of the season, proved that his legs are still a little rusty. On a fast break, Pearce tried to dunk the ball, and failed. When he fell to the ground, CP3 came to the rescue, and hilarity ensued.
Connor McDavid adds yet another point. The Edmonton Oilers lost 4-2 to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a battle of hockey’s best 19-year-olds. Auston Matthews had a goal and Mitchell Marner had an assist for the Leafs. But it was this beautiful top-shelf goal by McDavid that was most notable. He had an assist earlier, meaning the NHL’s youngest captain now has a league-leading 31 points in 24 games, five more points than anybody else in the NHL.
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