There were eight games in the association on Tuesday night and, as usual, there was a lot of action.
No result was as surprising as the Detroit Pistons’ 107-97 road victory over the Miami Heat.
Forward Josh Smith, who left the Atlanta Hawks in the offseason to sign with the Pistons, had a huge steal and slam to put the win on ice for the Pistons.
Earlier in the night, Smith had an even better jam, absolutely destroying Heat forward Chris Bosh.
The Denver Nuggets had a series of outstanding plays in a 111-87 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. For the Nets, it was simply another embarrassing defeat.
The Boston Celtics moved into first place in the Atlantic Division with a 108-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Celtics’ forward Gerald Wallace, who has seen his game go on a strong decline, made one of his strongest jams in years.
In what was maybe the play of the night, Celtics’ guard Avery Bradley made a brilliant save on an air ball and shot the ball over the basket, knocking it down.
In the Dallas Mavericks’ 89-82 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, Bobcats’ forward Josh McRoberts made two fantastic plays.
First, he got out in transition and made a great behind the back to Gerald Henderson for the jam.
Then, McBob went around Dirk Nowitzki for a big dunk of his own.
In what was probably the game of the night, the Golden State Warriors overcame a 27-point deficit to defeat the Toronto Raptors 112-103. However, that didn’t stop Jonas Valanciunas from making a couple of huge plays.
(H/T Zombie Prophet)