Just because there were only four games on the schedule last night, it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t an exciting night of basketball. Nets vs. Raptors, Wizards vs. Lakers and Warriors vs. Pelicans all went down to the wire. The Magic’s 17 point win over the Hawks was the only game decided by more than five points. Tonight, things get hectic again with 13 games on the docket. Nearly every team is in action before the league takes a break on Thanksgiving. As always, we’re here with words you should read, so check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Lion Face Lemon Face 11/26/13: All You Need Is Mavs: By Scott Rafferty (@crabdribbles)
Scott Rafferty over at Hardwood Paroxysm has been going strong with their Lion Face Lemon Face feature. Check out the latest post, which brings you all the great (and not-so-great) moments from last night’s FANtastic NBA action.
Can Mbah a Moute provide any answers?: By Key Dae
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings recently made their trade official, sending the former number two overall pick, Derrick Williams, to Sacramento in exchange for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Over at SB Nation’s Canius Hoops, Key Dae examines what Mbah a Moute can bring the T’Wolves.
Playbook Breakdown: Portland’s New Pick-And-Roll Defense: By Dane Carbaugh (@danecarbaugh)
The Portland Trail Blazers have jumped out to an amazing 13-2 start, much better than anyone could have predicted. Over at SB Nation’s Blazers Edge, Dane Carbaugh broke down how the team has been switched up its scheme for defending the pick-and-roll.