The NBA Dribbled Out

Scores from last night. Unfortunately, this will be a really quick edition because I’ve got some work to do, and an interview to conduct later. HAPPY ELECTION DAY!

New York Knicks 110 - PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 88

I already posted a little something about this game, but I’m still glowing today.

Minnesota Timberwolves 107 - BROOKLYN NETS 96

Nikola Pekovic had 21 for the ‘Wolves and Joe Johnson 19 for the Nets, but after being down 15 at halftime, the Timberwolves stormed back to outscore the Brooklyn Nets by 26 in the second half and give them their first lose in Brooklyn. 

MIAMI HEAT 124 - Phoenix Suns 99

LeBron and Co. rolled and outscored Phoenix in every quarter. Shannon Brown led Phoenix with 18 off the bench, but LeBron James had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Wade poured in another 22 with 6 assists. This wasn’t even close.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 103 - Utah Jazz 94

I watched the entirety of this first half, and Memphis won behind 22 points from my new favorite player, Marc Gasol. Gordon Hayward, after dropping 13 in the first half, added another 6 in the second half to pace 6 Jazz players in double figures with 19. 

DALLAS MAVERICKS 114 - Portland Trail Blazers 91

OJ Mayo had another big game, scoring 32 points as the Mavericks cruised to a win. Aldridge and Wesley Matthews poured in 20 a piece for the Trail Blazers. 

SAN ANTONIO SPURS 101 - Indiana Pacers 79

The Spurs’ Borg beginnings to the season continued at home as they wiped the floor with the Pacers. Gary Neal was 8/10 from the floor for 17 points to lead the Spurs, who don’t even look like they’re trying. George Hill had 15 to lead the Pacers.  

SACRAMENTO KINGS 94 - Golden State Warriors 92

This one was awesome, depending on whom you ask. I caught the final quarter, when Sacramento’s lead continued to be cut, and Klay Thompson missed an open look to take the lead. Steph Curry struggled from the floor, but hit a late 3 to tie the game. Unfortunately, his 3-pointer as time expired went a little long, with another favorite, Chuck Hayes, rushing out to defend, and Curry trying to Reggie Miller leg kick to draw the foul. The refs didn’t bite, which is probably a good thing, since I’m pretty sure DeMarcus Cousins and Keith Smart would have punched them. The two of them were arguing back and forth throughout the 4th quarter, and Cousins’ perpetual scowl never left his face, even after Curry’s final shot bounced off the back of the iron. Dvde needs to enjoy the wins more. Cousins led the Kings with 23 and 15 boards plus 3 steals and 3 blocks. Klay Thompson had 22 to pace Golden State, and David Lee added another 20.

Cleveland Cavaliers 108 - LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 101

This one was somehow more exciting than Kings-Warriors; Pacific Coast games are the best because no one is up, and I can sit in my bed and just take it all in* without worrying about work or responsibilities or clipping video. This was a doozy, punctuated by some NBA Jam on fire shooting from Syracuse rookie, Dion Waiters, an annoyed Chris Paul taking over in the 4th, and a shot from Kyrie Irving that was as much a proclamation as a 3-pointer. He was proclaiming: “I am Kyrie Irving, and there isn’t a guard alive I’m afraid of, so be leery any time I’m on the court.”

Irving’s shot was all the more remarkable when you realize he finished 8/23 from the field—not exactly setting the world on fire. Waiters led the Cavs with 28, and Blake had 20 for Los Angeles. 

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