San Antonio 113, Denver 112: Great play by Manu or bad call by the officials? Either way, that’s two nights in a row that thrilling NBA games ended on last-second shots that were nullified. After the jump, JR Smith’s awesome dunk – “WE JUST SAW A MAN FLY!” – on Gary Neal, and Carmelo’s slick one-handed crosssover that kids everywhere will be practicing today.
New Jersey 97, Washington 89: The Wiz are winless on the road this season – they’ve lost 13 straight away from home – and despite rallying from 23 down without starters John Wall and Andray Blatche, the Nets were just too tough down the stretch (that’s funny to type). Nick Young scored 22 and Gilbert Arenas added 19, but the Wizards can’t keep Wall healthy (knee tendinitis) and are a pathetic 6-18.
Boston 102, Atlanta 90: Nate Robinson’s fifth start of the season was a success – 18 points and a victory. But nothing he did Thursday night was as cool as Wednesday night’s faceplant after Pierce hit the game-winner. Atlanta 2nd year reserve point guard Jeff Teague had the second best game of his young career – 18 points in 25 minutes. Remember how nice Teague was at Wake Forest? What an electrifying talent.