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It was a quiet night for former Missouri Tigers in NBA season openers

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The 2019-2020 NBA season is officially underway, and there were three former Missouri Tigers to keep track of on Wednesday night..... but only one of them actually played.

If you stayed up until 11:30 awaiting Michael Porter Jr.’s NBA debut on ESPN, well it didn’t happen. Porter didn’t play in the Nuggets’ win over the Blazers.

But here’s a good read from Mile High Sports on him accepting the challenge of earning his playing time. Perhaps we’ll see him on Friday in their home-opener against the Suns? One can only hope.

Jordan Clarkson (under new Cavaliers head coach John Beilein) played 18 minutes and had seven points with two rebounds in a 94-85 loss to the Orlando Magic.

‘Junkyard Dog’ Demarre Carroll will have to wait another day to make his San Antonio Spurs debut, as he didn’t see the floor as well in their 120-111 win over the Knicks.

Of course we’ll continue to keep track of Porter, Clarkson, and Carroll as the season rolls along.

The best thing about the NBA being back, though, is that we’re THAT much closer to the start of college basketball season! Missouri will tip-off the regular season in two weeks against Incarnate Word on November 6th. Prior to that, the Tigers will have a secret scrimmage against Creighton on Saturday and an exhibition game against Central Missouri on November 1st. It’s that time of year, folks!

Onto the links!

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