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NBA Nightly Recap: LeBron James Hits a Game Winner, Derrick Rose Nears His Return and More


It was another exciting night of NBA action which featured LeBron James first game winner since arriving in South Beach and an epic comeback by the Los Angeles Lakers. We had a team snap a streak on Wednesday, as the Minnesota Timberwolves mercifully ended their six game skid, but it came at hands of the Washington Wizards, who themselves are still trying to find their footing. From players on the court to those off it, Wednesday was jam packed with basketball action and frankly, we don’t know where to start:

  • The Minnesota Timberwolves were riding a six game losing streak into their matchup against the Washington Wizards. However, Ricky Rubio and company were able to finally get something going as they toppled John Wall and the Wizards 87-82 at home.
  • The Boston Celtics picked up a win over the Indiana Pacers, but most of the team’s attention is still off the court where Rajon Rondo is trying to bounce back from tearing his ACL back in January. One question surrounds the growth of Avery Bradley, and how a Rondo return next season effects said growth. Mike Cerra from Hardwood Houdini breaks it all down.
  • Kyrie Irving wasn’t himself for the first three quarters of the Cavaliers game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. But Irving came around in the last 12 minutes of the game and was his usual cold-blooded self in helping Cleveland pick up a big win over the Jazz.
  • While Heat fans are celebrating, Chicago Bulls fans are growing impatient when it comes to the return of their golden child Derrick Rose. King James Gospel tells us that Rose’s return may be close as the former MVP has been listed as “day-to-day” in the Bulls injury report.
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  • http://twitter.com/jsantos502 Joshua Santos

    Great day in the NBA. The game winning shot by Jeff Green, drawn up by Boston Celtics assistant coach, Armond Hill, was fantastic. Also, James’ game winner was brilliant, but i’m sure Coach Spo is probably furious they almost lost to the Magic. And Rose, just has to take his time. I know everybody wants him to be back as soon as possible, but recovering from a serious injury like that takes time. Rose will play when he feels ready. That’s all we can ask for.

  • eriksuperman

    The Miami game was ridiculous, but I’m not surprised they
    pulled it out! I was nervously awaiting
    the end of the streak, but of course Lebron comes through at the perfect time,
    much to Orlando’s chagrin! Vucevic never
    stood a chance against BronBron, and I don’t see many other teams that stand a
    chance against the Heat come playoff time.
    My shift at DISH ended during the second half, so I turned on the DISH
    Anywhere app and watched it live on the bus ride home. I love that I can turn on my iPad (Androids products
    too) and watch the action live, and there were a few Miami fans sitting next to
    me who were glad they got to see it live too! Miami has the east locked up, and
    I’m excited to see who thinks they can bring it from the west!