What We Learned in Week 2 of the NBA

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Kaleb Kraus

NBA· 2 years ago

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I am Pickswise's NASCAR expert, also make picks on MLB, NHL, and both college football and basketball. Very passionate about sports, especially college football and college basketball. I have followed NASCAR since I was little. I am a 2018 graduate of Michigan State Universities School of Journalism.

With the second full week of the NBA now complete, there are a couple of new learnings that we came across. Here is what we learned in Week 2 of the NBA.

Cleveland Cavaliers have come to a Crossroads

The Cleveland Cavaliers, how fallen off the face of the earth rather quickly, and after going win less through the first week of the season, week two didn’t fare any better. The Cavs dropped to 0-6 on the season, on Saturday night after dropping all four games in the week. Cleveland will look in a new direction as Tyron Lue is on his way out the door. The Cavs will look to Larry Drew and will try to right the ship. Kevin Love could be out for more than a month, where does this team turn. They have gone from the NBA Finals to the worst team in the NBA in a very short time.

Detroit Pistons hot start ends against Boston

The Pistons have started the season on a hot streak, winning their first four games. The Pistons looked impressive against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers October 23rd. Blake Griffin was outstanding going for 50 points in the overtime win, after Andre Drummond was ejected earlier in the game, on a major flop by Embiid. Detroit took care of business against the lowly Cavs on Thursday, then came their Saturday night showdown with Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics. That night the Pistons just didn’t have it, as they were held under 100 points for the first time this season falling 109-89. The Hot start for the Pistons could be in trouble as Detroit heads to Boston to face the Celtics again to start week three, are the Pistons in trouble?

Lebron and the Lakers, have some work to do

A week that was up and down for the Lakers as they went 2-2 in week two. Both losses were to the San Antonio Spurs, Lakers have a lot of work to do if they want this team to compete for the playoffs. They did get a big win over the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. The Nuggets are one of the better teams in the Western Conference right now. Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo’s suspensions may have helped find the Lakers best starting line-up however as Lebron, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, JaVale McGee paired with Ingram’s return could be a good combination. Will the Lakers continue with Lonzo Ball in the starting line-up with Rondo coming back?

The Warriors are still Golden

The Warriors entered week two 2-0 and hit the road to Denver to face the Nuggets and the Nuggets got the better of the Warriors winning 100-98. The rest of the week Golden State took care of business including an outstanding performance from MVP candidate Steph Curry against the Washington Wizards when he went for 51 points. Kevin Durant took over against the New York Knicks on Friday as the Warriors started their East road trip in New York, by beating the Knicks 128-100 behind Durant’s 41 points. They finished their New York trip with a win on Sunday against the Nets in Brooklyn. Golden State at 7-1 look ready for the run to another NBA Title, and possibly another MVP Season for Steph Curry.

There is Only one Undefeated team left

The Milwaukee Bucks are the only remaining unbeaten team left in the NBA. The Bucks went 4-0 in week two, and look to continue their great start, with key eastern conference games against the Raptors and Celtics in week three, so a lot of big games coming up for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Giannis is averaging 25.0 points per game and looks ready to compete for the MVP this year. How long can the Bucks stay unbeaten?

A lot of great NBA games in week two, what will week three hold. Keep an eye on the Warriors and Bucks they look like the best teams in each conference so far.

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