It’s Saturday and another day of NBA hoops action is in the books. Tonight we only had four NBA games around the league so without further ado, here’s your Sat. March 2. 2013 NBA recap!
- We begin in Philadelphia where the 76ers welcomed the Golden State Warriors. The 76ers, still without Andrew Bynum and still without a win in so long, came into this game to you know, win. They actually did so snapping their seven-game win streak, as Evan Turner scored a double-double 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Jrue Holiday contributed with 27 points of his own. Philly won 104-97. Matthew Leland of the Blue Man Hoop reviews the Warriors’ loss here.
- Next up, we head over to the United Center where the Chicago Bulls took on the Brooklyn Nets during the first night of the NBA’s Noche Latina, Latin Night. Los Bulls, lead by Joakim Noah’s double-double of 21 points, 1o rebounds and Carlos Boozer’s 20 points, eight rebounds, defeating the Brooklyn Nets 96-85. They now move up to the fifth seed in the eastern conference after that win. Quentin Haynes of From Russia With Dunk reviews the Nets loss here.
- Following that game, we have the Toronto Raptors against the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. This was a close-contested game and went to overtime as Alan Anderson broke Larry Sanders’ ankles (not literally, relax) and finished with a slam dunk sending tying the game. In overtime however, the Bucks won, defeating the Raptors 122-114. Ersan IIyasova led his pack with 29 points. As well, Brandon Jennings obtained a career high 19 assists. Doug Smith of the Toronto Star recaps the game here.
- Last and surely not least, we have the injury-raved Minnesota Timberwolves taking on the Portland Trail Blazers. These two teams have met several times this season. Portland won all three meetings against the banged-up T-Wolves (Nov. 23, Jan. 05, Feb 4.). Tonight, they defeated the T-Wolves for the fourth and final time, completing a series sweep against the Wolves. This was all made possible tonight as Damian Lillard led with 24 points, four assists and six rebounds. Teammate LaMarcus Aldridge also contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds. This game however is only their second win our of 10 games. Portland won 109-94. James Glenn of Dunking with Wolves recaps the Wolves loss here.