4 Penn Plaza were launched in late 2020, thus making the franchise only a season and a half old. The team has embarked on several winning and losing streaks setting a handful of records in that time. All those previous marks were thrown out the window this past week when the Plaza absolutely destroyed this opponent Stephen A. Smith’s Genius Team, 2390.40-881.30.
This 1509.10 point victory marked the most significant margin of victory the franchise had ever achieved. Things were so bad for Smith’s Genius team that they didn’t reach 900 points, which is just the third time the Plaza has given up less than 881 points in a win. The team record is 601.50 points allowed, which occurred in 2020.
The Plaza started the matchup with a 336.20-194.30 lead, which exploded to 622.90-194.30 after Tuesday. On Wednesday, things got even uglier as the Plaza surpassed 1000 points while Smith’s team was still stuck with 398.60. By the time Friday ended, the boys were up by 969.20 points before piling on even more points on Saturday as they crossed the 2000 point mark.
This matchup was never close outside of Monday as the Plaza averaged 341.49 points a day and ran a daily deficit of 827.13 points. The undefeated week marked the third time the boys didn’t trail in a matchup.
As mentioned in previous recaps, 4 Penn Plaza continues to be the best team regarding rebounds, steals, and blocks. After a down week in double-doubles, the boys rallied to reclaim first place in that category.
The most significant shift in standings occurred in triple-doubles, where the Plaza now ranks fourth overall. There was no change in numbers in the six other categories, free throws, three-pointers, points, and assists.
The Flight Attendant tallied the most points (2557.60) of the week and secured a 973.30 point victory of Smith’s Team. Those numbers didn’t compare to The Plaza’s 1509.10 point win over Smith’s other team, who was the only one in the entire league not to score at least 1500 points.
The Manager-less Team improved to 2-2, forcing a three-way time with Jam Y’all and Smith’s team in the standings. The Attendants are tied with the Plaza with 3-1 at the top of the standings.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee) waited only two weeks before claiming his second-best player of the week award. The Bucks forward scored a season-high 234.30 points, making him the only player with more than 200 points. His numbers included going 32/45 at the free-throw line, 4/11 from downtown, 100 points, 52 total rebounds, 15 assists, five steals, eight blocks, and two double-doubles.
While the matchup featured 14 Plaza players scoring more than 100 points, Evan Mobley (Cleveland) managed to collect just 26.00 points in the blowout. He made 1/2 free throws in his limited action and missed two three-point attempts. He finished with one point but had 12 total rebounds and five assists with five blocks.
Smith’s team had a total of seven players who scored more than 50 points, with Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers) leading the way with 209.50. His highlights included 23/28 free throws, 99 points, 36 rebounds, 13 assists, and 10 blocks from the line. Despite the lopsided matchup score, Davis was one of three players who found triple digits and finished 24.80 behind Plaza’s best player.
With the team firing on all cylinders en route to a massive fantasy blowout, the Plaza management team only made one roster adjustment during the week. On November 18th, the team signed Terry Rozier from the Charlotte Hornets. Rozier joins the team to fill the empty spots as players find themselves on the IR or COVID protocols.
Weekly Move Total: 1/25
Season Move Total: 5