It’s the first day of full NBA action after the all-star weekend celebrations finished earlier this week. Tonight, we had 11 games around the league as the final two months of the season begin and we have more trade rumours as the trade deadline is just hours away. So, without further ado lets get into the recap.
- We start off in Washington at the Verizon Center. The Wizards welcomed the visiting Toronto Raptors in hopes of actually winning games this season. The Raptors however, defeated the Wizards 96-88 as Raptors’ DeMar Derozan and Rudy Gay both scored 24 points separately. The Raptors extend their winning streak to five in tonight’s win. Casey Sherman of Raptors Rapture breaks down the game and everything that went right for the Raptors.
- Next up we have the Charlotte Bobcats up against the Dwight Howard-less, Orlando Magic. Now I know what you’re thinking, the Magic won right? Well actually, the Bobcats defeated the lowly Magic 105-92 as Bobcats’ Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker coincidentally also scored 24 points each. The Bobcats have now beaten the Magic twice in a row since 2005 and have a record 13 wins, 40 losses. Edward Shuler Jr. of Roberto Gato recaps the game here.
- We now head over to the Barclays Center where the Milwaukee Bucks took on the Brooklyn Nets. Joe Johnson scored 24 points as the Nets barely won the game, defeating the Bucks 113-111. Johnson also saved the team shooting a three to bring the game to overtime and saved the Nets in getting the win. Jonah Mars of From Russia With Dunk breaks down the game here.
- We take a break from the game recaps as we had over to the King James Gospel where we hear some trade rumours. Vytis Lasatits breaks down every trade rumour out there, generally the most popular ones, starting off with unrestricted free agent, Josh Smith. You can read the latest trade gossip here.
- We continue the ever popular trade rumor topic as we head over to Buckets Over Broadway where we hear which times should make a move and trade before the deadline. Matt Shelter gives his own input and talks to all the editors of the Fansided NBA division to hear what they have to say. You won’t believe what some of the guys are suggesting. You can read all that here.
- Back to recapping the games as we now head over to the Palace. Mike Conley Jr. scored lead the pack with 19 points as the Grizzlies as they defeated the Pistons 105-91. Zach Randolph also scored a double-double, 15 points 10 rebounds. Cole Patty of Life on Dumars recaps what went wrong for the Pistons here.
- Next up, we have the Chicago Bulls playing against the New Orleans Hornets. Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer combined for 52 points as the Bulls cruised past the Hornets, winning with a final score of 96-87. Seerat Sohi of Pippen Ain’t Easy recaps the game and everything that went right for the Bulls here.
- We now head over to the Pepsi Center where the Boston Celtics tried to prove doubters wrong by winning some games without Rajon Rondo. The Nuggets however showed no pity as as both Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari both scored 26 points each, defeating the Celtics 97-90. The Nuggets as well snapped a three-game losing streak. Mike Cerra of Hardwood Houdini recaps the ugly the game here.
- We head over to the EnergySolutions Arena where the Utah Jazz welcomed the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors defeated the Jazz, as Stephen Curry had 29 points. Al Jefferson however scored 24 points for the Jazz but it wasn’t enough. Marcus Thompson of the Mercury News recaps the Warriors’ here.
- Up next, we have the San Antonio Spurs against the
SeattleSacramento Kings. Spurs’ guard, Tony Parker, lead the Spurs as he scored a double-double, 30 points and 11 assists, defeating the Kings 108-102. As well, 13 of Parker’s points came in the first half. Joe Bendiez of Air Alamo recaps the game and writes how the Spurs won here.
- Now, we have the Portland Trailblazers playing against the Phoenix Suns. Suns’ guard, Goran Dragic, scored a double-double 16 points and a career high 18 assists, as the Suns defeated the Trailblazers 102-88. Anne. M. Peterson of the Associated Press recaps the game here.
- Lastly, we finish up with some more trade rumours. We head back to Buckets Over Broadway where Scott Davis reports where New York Knicks’ forward, Carmelo Anthony currently ranks in the MVP conversation. You can read his piece here.
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