Another day of NBA action is over. Tonight, we had just eight games around the league so without wasting too much of your time, let’s get into the recap.
- We begin in Philadelphia. The 76ers squad welcomed the vsiting Orlando Magic. Tobias Harris and Arron Afflalo both scored 16 points each leading the Magic to win against the lowly Sixers team, winning 98-84. Nikola Vucevic obtained a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 19 rebounds. Unbelievable. The 76ers have no lost 9 of their last 10 games. If you don’t think this loss is that bad, just listen to head coach Doug Collins post game reaction. Looks like Collins would snap at any second… Daniel Solis of the Sixers Sense has the recap here.
- Next up, The Golden State Warriors play at Indiana. This game got a little crazy. Pacers’ David West scored 28 points lifting the Pacers pass the Warriors. However, the highest scorer of the game was Steph Curry of the Warriors. Curry scored a ridiculous 38 points, but clearly it wasn’t enough. While the Pacers won, they shouldn’t celebrate too much. They would’ve lost the game all because of Roy Hibbert shoving David Lee causing a fight to break out. Hibbert is likely to get suspended soon enough.
- Following that crazy game, we have the Miami Heat against the Sacramento Kings. Lebron James led his team to the win, scoring a season-high 40 points and a career-high 16 assists and eight rebounds.. Dwayne Wade once again contributed, scoring a season-high 39 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Who know those Kings were able to push the defending champs to double-overtime. Hats off to the Kings. Scott Levin of A Royal Pain recaps the not-so-dreaded loss for the Kings, here.
- We take a break and head over to Hardwood Houdini. With the devastating loss of Rajon Rondo for the season, Michael Sykes II reflects on the talent, young point guard’s career throughout the season in his piece here. Hopefully Rajon gets better soon and fast, but not too fast. No need to rush back from an injury.
- Going back to the recaps, and next up we have the Kyrie Irving-less Cleveland Cavaliers, taking on the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls. With Irving out, Dion Waiters was called to step it up, and he definitely did. Janie James of Pippen Ain’t Easy recaps the devastating loss for the Bulls, here.
- Next we have the Brooklyn Nets playing against the New Orleans Hornets. The Nets would’ve almost went home with a three-game losing streak, however Deron Williams made sure they didn’t as he scored 33 points and eight assists. Brook Lopez contributed with 20 points and seven rebounds. Nets won 101-97. Jonah Mars of From Russia With Dunk recaps the close-contested game here.
- Following that game we have J.J. Redick and the Milwaukee Bucks playing against the Dallas Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki scored a double-double 21 points, 20 rebounds but that was all spoiled by Monta Ellis, who scored 22 points, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter, The Bucks won this game, 95-90. K L Chouinard of Behind the Buck Pass recaps the Buck’s game win here.
- Let’s take another break and head on back to Harwood Houdini. Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics is playing tremendously in the games as of late. Because of his recent emergence, dropping buckets after buckets, Mike Cerra suggests that the Celtics consider line up changes from here on out. You can read his piece here.
- Back to the recaps we go as we head on over to Phoenix. The Timberwolves almost won in overtime, however they couldn’t pull it off, as Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 14 points. Five other Suns scored in double digits as well. Derrick Williams scored 21 points but the Timberwolves loss to a heartbreaking 84-83 in overtime. The Suns snap their three-game losing streak. Eric Saar of Sun-N-Gun reviews the win here.
- Finally the last game of the night. The Charlotte Bobcats playing against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. Blake Griffin led with 24 points as the Clippers won, 106-84. Did anybody really doubt the Clippers at all? Anyways, Chris Paul came back and contributed with 13 assists and finished with seven points. Not bad, not bad at all. Edward Shuler Jr. of Roberto Gato recaps the loss for the Bobcats here.
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