Basketball Pickups: Go Get Goga

Both the Celtics and Pelicans blew out the Magic and Spurs in the afternoon of Sunday's five-game slate. Evening games were more competitive for the Warriors.

Trail Blazers fought until the final seconds, Bucks pulled away from Rockets, and Wizards nearly upset Rockets in Phoenix. From five games.

Allen should shine with more run in the starting five as Bradley Beal misses more time. His Sunday line was 11/4/3/2/2 with a triple.

He dominates the stat sheet nightly. Allen has been a top-90 player in the first two months of the 2023-24 season despite his biggest workload since joining the Suns.

He shot 55.9% from the field and 36.4% from beyond the arc in three games before Sunday, scoring 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.1 triples. He started 10 of 11 recently. 

Despite missing Jalen Duren, Wiseman has averaged 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 27 minutes while shooting 76.2% from the field and 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.

With Wendell Carter Jr. out, he blocked shots in 16 of 20 games. He averaged 8.5 points, 7.0 boards, 0.7 steals, 1.8 blocks, and 60.2% shooting.

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