NBA Tuesday Recap: Ricky Rubio first career triple double in win over Spurs, Dwight Howard dominates in return to Orlando and more

Mar 13, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) blocks a shot by Orlando Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo (4) during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Another fantastic night of NBA action is officially in the books. Tonight we had eight games around the league plus with bring you more news, so without further ado here’s your Tues. March 12 2013 NBA recap.

  • We begin in Charlotte where the Bobcats took on the Boston Celtics. If you think the Celtics win, think again. The Bobcats defeated the Celtics, 100-74 as Gerald Henderson lifted the Cats, scoring a career high 35 points, two rebounds and two assists. Ben Gordon contributed with 17 points, while Josh McRoberts added 13 points. Jeff Green scored 14 points but it wasn’t enough for the Celtics. The Bobcats have now snapped a 10 game losing streak. Bryan Wendland of Roberto Gato recaps the Cats win here.
  • Following that, we have perhaps the main game of the night. The Los Angeles Lakers against the Orlando Magic A.K.A. Dwight Howard’s first return to Orlando after leaving the franchise for Los Angeles the past summer. In this game, Dwight Howard, welcomed by thousands of boos from magic fans, had the last laugh as he scored a double-double along with a season-high 39 points and 16 rebounds. Metta World Peace added 14 points, while Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash contributed with 11 points. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 21 points but it wasn’t enough. Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times recaps the game here.
  • We head over to Hardwood Houdini where Mike Cerra has the latest on Oklahoma City Thunder star, Kendrick Perkins. According to Cerra’s report, Perkins may be amnestied by the Thunder however if he does leave, he’ll most likely not return to Boston. You can read what Cerra has to say here.
  • Over to King James Gospel were Vytis Lasaits has some news about Russell Westbrook. Over of the years many people have debated whether or not Westbrook is a true point guard because he shoots more than assists. Lasaitis has more information on the debate, stating why Westbrook shoots too much. You can read his piece here.
  • Back to the games where we have Washington Wizards against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs, without Kyrie Irving,  surprisingly defeated the Wizards 95-90. Dion Waiters led the Cavs with 20 points while Tristan Thompson added a double-double 13 points and 14 assists. John Wall however led the Wiz with 27 points. Chris Manning of Right Down Euclid reviews the game here.
  • Next up we have the Nets against the Hornets. Deron Williams lifted the Nets to victory as he scored a double-double 21 points and 12 assists defeating the Hornets 108-98. Brook Lopez also added 26 points while the Hornets were led by Eric Gordon who scored 24 points. Quentin Hayes of From Russia With Dunk
  • Next up we have the Mavericks against the Bucks. The Bucks, looking for another win to move up the eastern conference didn’t find one tonight as the Mavs defeated them  115-108. Vince Carter led the Mavs with 23 points, while Dirk Nowitzki contributed with 19. Monta Ellis however led the Bucks with 32 points. Dave Bohler of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recaps the Bucks loss here.
  • Following that we have my favourite game of the night. The Minnesota Timberwolves against the San Antonio Spurs. If you read my articles or followed my recent tweets on Twitter, you would know that I’m a strong advocated for the T-Wolves. They were my underdogs and continued to be… until they were plagued with injuries. Nonetheless, the Wolves defeated the Spurs tonight. Ricky Rubio scored his first NBA career triple double with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists lifting the Wolves to victory. J.J. Barea had 17 points off the bench while Derrick Williams added 13. For the Spurs, Corey Joseph led with 15 points. Ben Beecken of Dunking With Wolves recaps Rubio’s big game here.
  • Finally we move onto our last game of the night. The Memphis Grizzlies against the Portland Trail Blazers. Since losing Gay to Toronto, Memphis actually didn’t suffer much moving in the third seed in the western conference, only behind Oklahoma and San Antonio. Tonight they defeated the Blazers 102-97 as Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with his double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Marc Gasol added 20 points while Mike Conley and Ed Davis also had 14 points. LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points while Damian Lillard added 27 but it wasn’t enough. Mike Tokito of The Oregonian recaps Portland’s loss here.

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota TImberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards

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