It’s the weekend and another day of NBA action has passed. Tonight, we had seven games around the league, so without further ado, lets go into it!
- We start off with the Houston Rockets playing a back-to-back game, taking on the Washington Wizards. Last night, the Rockets defeated the Brooklyn Nets in a blowout win. Tonight however, they struggled and can’t find a win, losing 105-103 to the lowly Wizards. Wizards’ Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 21 points. William Stokes of Wiz of Awes recaps everything that went right for the Wizards here.
- Next up we have the Denver Nuggets against the Charlotte Bobcats. The Nuggets defeated the Bobcats 113-99, as Ty Lawson led with 20 points shooting 6-for-15 from the field.. Six other Nuggets also scored double digits. Bryan Wendland of Roberto Gato recaps the game here.
- We now travel to Orlando, where the Magic welcomed the Cleveland Cavaliers. Former Grizzly now Cavalier, Marreese Speights, led the Cavs, dropping 18 points in a 118-94 win against the Magic. Star point guard, Kyrie Irving scored just 12 points but he had nine assists. Dan Pilar of Right Down Euclid recaps the magical win in Florida here.
- Next we have the main event of the night. The Miami Heat taking on the Andrew Bynum-less Philadelphia 76ers. The Miami Heat, down by 24 at one point in the game, defeated the Sixers, 114-90, as Lebron James scored a triple double 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Dwayne Wade contributed, led the Heat in scorer with 33 points. The Heat now go on to their 10th consecutive win. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald recaps the game here.
- We return to the Palace where the home Pistons, welcome the visiting Indiana Pacers. Pacers’ George Hill led his team scoring 17 points, as the Pacers downed the Pistons, 90-72. Paul George added a double-double, scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Thom Powell of Life on Dumars reviews the game and what went wrong for the Pistons here.
- Next up we have the Atlanta Hawks playing against the upgraded Milwaukee Bucks. In the trade deadline, the Bucks were expected to get Josh Smith but that trade fell through. Nonetheless, Milwaukee made a big trade obtaining JJ Redick from the Orlando Magic. In tonight’s game, the Hawks escaped with the win as Al Horford scored a hook shot with 5.9 seconds remaining in the game, lifting the Hawks to victory by a final score, 103-102. Wesley Morton of Soaring Down South reviews the game and what went right here.
- Onto our last game of the night, and it was the Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Utah Jazz. In all three meetings with the Jazz this season (Dec. 3, Dec. 28 and Dec. 30) the Clippers always prevailed, defeating the Jazz. Tonight was no different as the Clippers defeated the Jazz 107-94. Clippers’ Caron Butler led the Clippers as he scored 21. Lamar Odom and Blake Griffin contributed with 18 points each. The Los Angeles Clippers have now won a four games, sweeping the four game series with the Jazz since the 1978-79 season when the Clippers were in San Diego and the Jazz were in New Orleans. Jody Genessy of the Deseret News has the recap here.
Topics: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards