It’s Wednesday and another night of NBA action has passed. Tonight we had 10 teams around the league so without further ado, your Wed. Feb 27, 2013 NBA recap!
- We start off with what was perhaps the biggest news of the day. Matt Shelter of Buckets over Broadway reports the latest on the four-time all-star and NBA champion, Rasheed Wallace of the New York Knicks and his latest injury update. You can read his piece here.
- Next up, we have the second biggest news of the day, the following up to the Roy Hibbert versus David Lee altercation. The league came down on them suspending both big man and also fine three other players involved. You can read that piece of news here. Also, Roy Hibbert is a good teammate and has decided to pay for his teammate’s fine. Good guy Roy.
- Let’s get into the games shall we. First up, Kings at Magic. After a close contested game against the Heat yesterday, the Kings came into today’s game looking desperately for a win. They would indeed find it as John Salmons scored 21 points and Marcus Thorton scored 2o. Both guys lift the Kings to a 125-101 win over the lowly Magic. Scott Levin of A Royal Pain has the recap here.
- Next up, Raptors at Cleveland. The Cavaliers are on a hot streak beating the Chicago Bulls the other day. Today, they found another win beating the Toronto Raptors at home, as Dion Waiters led the way to a Cavs win, with a final score 103-92. Casey Sherman of Raptors Rapture reviews the Raptors loss here.
- Following that game we have the Detroit Pistons against the Washington Wizards. Brandon Knight came back from a knee injury and exploded, scoring a career high 32 points but it wasn’t enough as the Pistons win by one, to a final score 96-95 on the road. James Straton of Wiz of Awes recaps the loss here.
- Next up, we have the game of the day. The Knicks welcomed the Golden State Warriors. There’s tons I can say about this game, but I’ll keep it brief. Warriors were the underdogs as they were without David Lee. Nonetheless they shined momentarily as Stephen Curry scored a career high 54 points in the garden, adding seven assists and six rebounds. Tyson Chandler however had 28 rebounds for the Knicks adding 16 points. The highest scorer for the Knicks was Carmelo Anthony with 35, leading the Knicks to a 109-105 win over the Warriors. Sam Taubenfeld of Buckets Over Broadway reviews the game and gives each player individual scores based on their performance in the game.
- Next up, Memphis against Dallas. The Grizzlies trailed 51-26 at the half, however they regrouped and won the game, 90-84 as Zach Randolph scored a double-double 22 points, 10 rebounds and as Marc Gasol scored 21 points 12 rebounds. Fantastic game by the duo. Clay Bailey of The Associated Press recaps the game here.
- Following that we have the second biggest game of the night. The Milwaukee Bucks at the Houston Rockets. A bunch of great plays happened. First Larry Sanders had a huge put-back block on James Harden. Than Monta Ellis won the game with a crazy 20 footer, game winning shot. Ellis finished the game with a double-double 27 points and 13 rebounds. Unbelievable. Charles F. Grander of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recaps the game here.
- Next up, New Orleans at the Thunder. It should come as no shocker that the Thunder won tonight’s game with a final score 119-74. Russell Westbrook had 29 points, while Kevin Durant scored his third career triple double, 18 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Trenise Ferreira of Thunderous Intentions recaps the game here.
- Following that game, we have the Phoenix Suns playing against the San Antonio Spurs. If you think the Spurs won, guess again. The Suns went to overtime yet again, defeating the Spurs 105-101. Jermaine O’Neal scored led his team, scoring 22 points off the bench. The Spurs had a league record 22 wins, 2 losses at home, until today, making it three games they lost at the AT&T Center. Daniel Keagle of Sun-N-Gun reviews the shocking win against the Spurs here.
- Next up, we have the Atlanta Hawks against the Utah Jazz. The Hawks, led by Al Horford won 102-91. Horford had a double-double with a career high 34 points and 15 rebounds, while Josh Smith contributed with his own double-double of 24 points, 14 rebounds. Wesley Morton of Soaring Down South has the post-game analysis here.
- Let’s head on over to Buckets over Broadway. Matt Shelter breaks down head coach Mike Woodson’s starting five lineup he used throughout the season and breaks down the struggles of each group. You can read his piece here.
- Now to Hardwood Houdini. Mike Cerra noticed the recent emergence of Avery Bradley coming off the bench. In his piece here, he writes why the guard is a key all-around player for the Boston Celtics and how he stepped up with point guard, Rajon Rondo injured.
- Next we have the Denver Nuggets against the Portland Trailblazers. Ty Lawson led the way with 30 points and six assists while Andre Iguodala contributed with 29 points and six assists as well, lifting the Nuggets past the Trailblazers 111-109 on the road. Damian Lillard had 26 points but it wasn’t enough for the Blazers. The Nuggets had also 30 points in the paint and are now 13-5 in their last 18 games. Incredible. Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reviews the Blazers loss here.
- Finally lets end with some free agency trade news. Back to Buckets over Broadway where Matt Shelter reports the latest on free agent Chris Smith, brother of J.R. Smith. The New York Knicks signed Smith before but waived him. Once again, the Knicks camp is looking to sign Smith so he can be once again reunited with his brother on the court. You can read his piece here.
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