Another day of great NBA action is now in the books. After 11 fantastic games yesterday, tonight we had a little breather only have three games, two of which were double headers. So without wasting too much of your time, here’s your Thurs. Feb. 28 recap!
- We first head over to the Bankers Life Field in Indianapolis, where the Pacers welcomed the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. The Pacers were without Roy Hibbert as he served a one-game suspension. The Clippers took advantage of this as Chris Paul scored 29 points, eight assists and six rebounds. His fellow amigo, Blake Griffin, scored a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds. David West scored 22 points but it wasn’t enough as the Clippers snap the Pacers five game win streak, defeating the Pacers 99-91. Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star recaps the game here.
- Lets head over to Buckets over Broadway. While we witness history yesterday with Warriors’ guard, Stephen Curry’s 54 points at the Madison Square Garden, Matt Shelter breaks down his performance, ranking it among other all-time great accomplishments at the Garden. You can read his piece here.
- Next up, we have the first double-header of the night. The Chicago Bulls playing against the team that eliminated them in the playoffs (yes, it still hurts), the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bulls, sick of their three game losing streak came into the game try to you know, actually win. Joakim Noah was especially sick of losing and proved so tonight, as he scored a career high 23 points, 21 rebounds and 11 blocks, defeating the rival 76ers 93-82 at home. Caleb Nordgren of Pippen Ain’t Easy recaps the game and Noah’s accomplishment here.
- We take a break from the games as we head over to Buckets over Broadway once again. We hear from Philip Demo this time. Demo breaks down the Knicks remaining games in their schedule and points out their biggest concern throughout the rest of the regular season. You can read his piece here.
- Lastly, we have our final game of the night. The star-studded Los Angeles Lakers taking on the banged up Minnesota Timberwolves. Nikola Pekavoic left the game early suffering a strain abdominal. Kobe Bryant took advantage of the Pekavoic-less T-Wolves, as he went into Mamba mode scoring 33 points in 31 minutes. If my math is right, which I know it isn’t, that’s like 1 and half point per minutes.The Lakers bench did a good job as Look-alike, Jodie Meeks and Antwan Jamison contributed, scoring a combined 33 points. Jose Juan Barrera was the highest scorer for the T-Wolves with 20 points, while Luke Ridnour had 19. As well, Ricky Rubio had a double-double 13 points. Lakers win 116-94. Eric Pincus of The Los Angeles Times, reviews the game here.