Mar 14, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) reacts after a shot during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at the AT

NBA Thursday Recap: Spurs hold off Mavericks, Undermanned Knicks lose third straight and more


March 14, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) finds his path to the basket blocked by New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) and point guard Jason Kidd (5) as center Marcus Camby (23) comes in to help during the third quarter of the game at the Rose Garden. The Blazers won the game 105-90. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Tuesday and tonight we have two games, both double headers on TNT. As well, we bring you more news from around the league so without further ado, here’s your March 14. NBA recap!

  • We begin at AT&T Center where the San Antonio Spurs looked for their 5oth win and playoff clinch against the Dallas Mavericks. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with a double-double 28 points and 19 rebounds however this game came ended closer than it should. The Mavs down with seconds to remain look to Vince Carter. Carter had the ball, jumped and missed the 26-foot-shot as the ball hit the rim and bounced off at the buzzer. Mavericks lose 91-92. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with a double-double 21 points and 11 rebounds. Ian Dougherty of Air Alamo recaps the Spurs win here.
  • Over to Buckets Over Broadway now where we have the news about Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony. Anthony has been missing a couple of games over his apparent injured knee. Matt Shelter has news that ‘Melo’s isn’t get the right treatment he needs and perhaps the Knicks camp is mishandling the situation. You can read that here.
  • Over to Harwood Houdini now where all isn’t pessimistic for Boston Celtics fans. Mike Cerra writes that with the recent downfall of the Chicago Bulls (it hurts!) and the New York Knicks, the Celtics may potentially obtain the 4th seed in the eastern conference and avoid Miami in the first round. You can read his positive, optimistic Celtics news here. 
  • Finally, our last double-header of the night. The Portland Trailblazers against the New York Knicks. This game was nowhere close. Potential candiate for Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard, had an impressive performance leading the TrailBlazers with a double-double 26 points and 10 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed with his double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds while J.J. Hickson added 12 points and 16 rebounds. J.R. Smith had 33 points off the bench, but it wasn’t enough. Marc Berman of the New York Post recaps the Knicks’ ‘Melo-less loss here.

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