by Jake Fischer
Nuggets (27-36) 98, Bobcats (30-34) 105
Big Al Jefferson has been virtually unstoppable since the All-Star break. Jefferson, who’s been averaging TK since the break, posted another 26 points and 13 rebounds in the Cats’ win, Monday. He and Kemba Walker have also become a pretty affective 1-2 punch in the half-court of tight fourth-quarter games. The duo combined for 26 points in the second half.
Ty Lawson continued his terrific season in Denver’s loss. It’s truly unfortunate the point guard’s career-year has been overshadowed by such depressing mediocrity in Denver. Dude’s been averaging 19 and 9 all year and the former Tar Heel dropped 24 and 6 in Queen City. Keep balling, Ty.
Raptors (35-27 97, Nets (32-20) 101
In what very well could be a playoff preview, the Nets showed that Jason Kidd’s club might be able to pull off a first-round upset this postseason. Despite Kyle Lowry’s near triple-double of 21, 8 and 7, Brooklyn protected home court
Terrence Ross started the game off hot, scoring all 12 of his points in the opening frame to lead the Raps to a 30-19 lead after one quarter. He also did this: