by Holly MacKenzie / @stackmack
It’s super, super late and I’ve been drowning in Gilbert Arenas stuff all evening.
I’m sure most of you have caught up by now as well. I’ll have a post up on this over on the Court Surfing blog sometime this morning. I can’t really think about this anymore tonight, at least not here.
Toronto took down Orlando 108-103 and I was almost positive that they were going to lose the game, despite being up 18 going into the fourth quarter. Just like that, with the snap of a finger the Magic came back, but down the stretch the Raptors held on and got a huge victory to bring them back to .500 on the season.
Good enough for sixth in the East, just a half of a game out of the fifth spot. Miami, the Raps are coming for you.
Jose Calderon returned for Toronto.
My favorite moment in the Celtics/Heat game (besides the Rondo lob to tie it in regulation, ridiculous!), was Udonis Haslem doing the “yapping” hands gesture to Rasheed Wallace as Sheed was talking trash. Unfortunately for Haslem and Dwyane who was fantastic in the loss with 44/5/7, the Celtics dominated the overtime and went on to win 112-106. Big win for the Celtics as Rondo, Ray and Perkins all topped 20 points.
Odd fact: All of Wade’s five rebounds were offensive.
Watching the faces of the Wizards on the bench as they lost 121-98 against the Cavs was just sad. I can’t even imagine being a Washington Wizard right about now. One of your best players is suspended indefinitely, you don’t know what’s about to happen with him or Crittenton and you probably are wondering/wanting to be traded or have the whole thing broken up. The whole situation has a bad vibe surrounding the Wizards right now.
Rumor has it that the Cavs played “Since You’ve Been Gone” in the locker room, pregame. Yikes.
Bron watch: 23/7/8
Flynn watch: 1-11 fgs. It was a rough night for Flynn against Steph Curry (16 pts) and the Warriors. GS won, 107-101.
Clippers broke a nine game losing streak to the Lakers, getting the 102-91 victory as Kobe struggled from the floor, shooting just 10-30 points. Baron Davis had 25 points and 10 assists and Chris Kaman added 21 points and 14 boards as he continues to get it done this season.
Want to know who I really, really feel for? Chris Quinn. He’s a memeber of the Heat one day, the next he plays seven minutes as his new team, the Nets lose to Atlanta by 30 and fall to 2-32 on the season.
Yikes. Feeling for ya, Quinny!