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PBT Podcast: Why scoring is up and NBA power rankings talk

Kurt Helin and Corey Robinson react to the spate of monster scoring performances around the NBA and dig into what's behind the sky-high caliber of offensive play this season.

December and early January NBA ball have been wildly entertaining — seemingly every night some player is putting up historic scoring numbers, from Donovan Mitchell’s 71 to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s personal best 55.

But it’s not just individuals, team scoring is up as well. Corey Robinson and Kurt Helin from NBC Sports talk about the phenomenon, what is behind it, and why it’s fun in the middle of a long season.

After that Corey’s Jukebox focuses on a song for Luka Doncic. Then they discuss the new target score ending being used in the G-League and if it could come to the NBA for overtime.

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