It’s Saturday and another day of NBA action is officially in the history books. Tonight we had seven games around the league plus more news to cover so without further ado, here’s your March. 9. 2013 NBA recap!
- Onto the first game of the night, where we have the Brooklyn Nets against the Atlanta Hawks. Prior to tonight’s game, the Hawks had an eight game home winning streak. That however was smashed as the Nets defeated the Hawks, 93-80. Brook Lopez and Audrey Blatche led the Nets with 18 points each, while Deron Williams contributed with 17. Al Horford led the Hawks with 15 points but that wasn’t enough. Tim Bontemps of The New York Post recaps the game here.
- We take a break as we get some news from the New York Knicks camp. As some of you were previously aware, Carmelo Anthony is out with a knee injury. The Knicks will be more shorthanded on the road now, as Amar’e Stoudemire is out for six weeks with a right knee debridement. Matt Shelter of Buckets Over Broadway has the scoop here.
- That news brings us to the game of the night. The Knicks against the Utah Jazz. This is a prominent game for many reasons. First, New York is without Anthony and Stoudemire and second, if the Jazz loss, which they did, they will tie the Lakers for the 8th seed in the playoffs. As said before, the Knicks defeated the Jazz 113-84, as J.R. Smith dropped 24 points, six rebounds and three assists. Steve Novak also contributed with 20 points, two assists and one steal. Alec Burks led the Jazz with 14 points, one assist and one steal, but that wasn’t enough. Mark Herrmann of NewsDay reviews the game win here.
- The next game of the night was in Washington, where the Wizards took on the Bobcats for the most entertaining game ever in NBA history. The lowly Wizards defeated the modest Bobcats 104-87 as Trevor Ariza led the Wizards, scoring a season-high double-double 26 points and 10 rebounds. Martell Webster contributed with 20 points, while Nene added 19. Kemba Walker scored 29 points, but it wasn’t enough. This is the third meeting against both teams, as they met Nov. 13 and 24th, with the Bobcats winning both games, but it seems the Wizards finally defeated those Cats. Edward Shuler JR. of Roberto Gato reviews the Bobcats’ loss here. Bobcats and Wizards will play against one another for the fourth and last time this season on the 18th.
- Next up, we have the Hornets against the Grizzlies. Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 22 points, eight assists and four rebounds as the Grizzlies defeated the Hornets 96-85. Anthony Davis led the Hornets with 20 points but they were still unable to win. Clay Bailey of The Associated Press reviews the game here.
- Following that game, we have the Denver Nuggets against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves, still injury-ridden, couldn’t defeat the Wolves as the Nuggets smacked them with a final score, 111-88. Ty Lawson led the Nugget with 32 points, while Corey Brewer added 13. Mickaël Gelabale led the Wolves with 19 points, four rebounds and three assists. Ben Beecken of Dunking With Wolves recaps the Wolves loss here.
- The next game was the Houston Rockets against the Phoenix Suns. This game came down to the wire, however the Suns escaped with the win, defeating the Rockets 107-105 as Jared Dudley scored 22 points off the bench. James Harden had a spectacular night, scoring 38 points, but it was too little too late for the Rockets. Matthew Wu of Sun-N-Gun recaps the game here.
- Last but not least, we have the Golden State Warriors taking on ex-warrior, Monta Ellis and the Milwaukee Bucks. Brandon Jennings led the Bucks to victory, scoring a double-double 31 points, 10 assists and three rebounds. Ellis added 26 points, while J.J. Redick contributed with 16 points of the bench. Klay Thompson and Carl Landry led the Warriors with 18 points each but that didn’t get them far. Marcus Thompson II of The Mercury Newsrecaps the game here.
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