Miami 114, Houston 108: A night after making 23 three-pointers, the Rockets only made nine, and lost to the Wade (31 points) and LeBron (32 points) show. James Harden put on a show (36 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists) that left LeBron raving.
Washington 106, New York 96: John Wall lovers will enjoy the above clip – great block on Melo, then a 1-man fastbreak culminating with a spin cycle on Jason Kidd. He did fall victim to this nasty crossover by Ray Felton.
LA Clippers 86, Orlando 76: Eric Bledsoe had maybe his best game as a Clipper (27 points, six steals) and the Clippers dealt the Magic their 12th straight loss despite not playing CP3, Blake Griffin or Jamal Crawford. The Magic were without JJ Redick, Glen Davis, and Hedo. If this keeps up, Orlando will be in the mix to get the No. 1 pick in the draft.
Cleveland 122, Charlotte 95: The Bobcats fell to 11-37 – worst in the NBA, again – in another listless defeat (their 6th straight). The Cavs surged to a 24-point halftime lead and it was curtains. Rookie Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving looked like a star backcourt of the future: 17-of-26 shooting, 41 points, eight assists.
Atlanta 103, Memphis 92: The Grizzlies are now 1-3 without Rudy Gay. That’s all.
Utah 100, Milwaukee 86: Enes Kanter, the 2nd year player from Kentucky, probably needs more minutes – 17 points, nine rebounds, five blocks in 17 minutes.
San Antonio 104, Minnesota 94: Someone please let me know when Ricky Rubio (11 assists, none finer than this one) puts out a passing manual. Oh, yeah … the Spurs have won 11 straight and have the best record in the NBA.