13 in 103: Western Conference 11.05.23

A look at the Western conference thru the first 2 weeks or so of the season.

  • DAL: Luka Doncic and the Mavs’ shooters have been on fire.
  • DEN and MIN: The Wolves dealt Denver their first loss as Jaden McDaniels returned. Plus, a way Nikola Jokic has gotten better on defense in the early going.
  • HOU: Dillon Brooks is playing better on offense, but Amen Thompson wasn’t playing like himself before he got hurt.
  • LAC and LAL saw both teams go big looking for an early-season win.
  • MEM: Will it get better at 0-6?
  • NOP: Why they are paper tigers if they keep playing like this, even at 4-1.
  • OKC: The Thunder need Josh Giddey to play more efficiently
  • PHX and SAS: The Spurs take a memorable set in Phoenix as Victor Wembanyama goes off
  • GSW and SAC played a classic early season game. How the Kings might have exposed a vulnerability with GSW’s closing lineup.
  • Blazers and Jazz fans, we’ve got you next episode.

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