Clippers 127, Wizards 119, 2OT: Where to begin? Blake Griffin’s first career triple-double of 33 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists? The dunk contest that took place during the game between Griffin and JaVale McGee? John Wall’s career-high 32 points? The two ridiculous shots that Jordan Crawford made which didn’t even make the highlights? (I definitely won’t start there.)
I guess I’ll just tell you Eric Gordon had 32 and hit some big shots for the Clippers. Then I’ll let you watch the game highlights and go on with my day.
Magic 111, Knicks 99: Dwight Howard had another insanely efficient game, hitting 11-15 from the field and 11-13 from the line for 33 points. If Howards is going to keep scoring that efficiently (especially hitting those freebies) the Magic are going to be really tough to beat. Of course, he was playing the Knicks last night. Who was guarding him? STAT and Ronny Turiaf? You don’t guard the most dominant center in the league with a backup power forward if you want to slow him down. While its nice to talk about how well the Magic played, let’s focus on how much the Knicks suck. 13 points and 7 rebounds in 40 minutes for Amar’e Stoudemire and New York fell below .500, prompting Mike D’Antoni to remark after the game, “Hopefully, we finish over .500.” They’ve lost 4 straight and 7 of 8!
Nuggets 115, Spurs 112: Meanwhile… on the other side of the tracks… Denver is now 11-4 since
trading Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups acquiring Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and Ray Felton. They’re undefeated at home and last night they beat a very good San Antonio squad. Sure, DeJuan Blair had a nice put-back dunk, but it was Denver who was kissing a baby at the end of the game.
Heat 100, Pistons 94: Miami outscored Detroit 25-13 in the 4th quarter, but all that matters is that Chris Bosh got dunked on so hard that it showed up on YouTube.
Grizzlies 90, Celtics 87: Memphis had 8 guys score between 8 and 13 points. Share and share alike. For Boston, Rajon Rondo had a ridiculous line of 11 assists, 11 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 points on 2-12 shooting. What can you say? Dude is a great finisher.