by Peter Walsh / @goinginsquad
All-Star Weekend is officially upon us.
Okay, LeBron, this is getting out of hand. Last night, LeBron became the first NBA player to score at least 30 points in seven straight games heading into the All-Star Break since Wilt Chamberlain in ’62-’63. He finished with 39 points, 12 boards and 7 assists as the Heat led wire-to-wire in a dominating win over Oklahoma City. The Thunder tried to mount a comeback behind Kevin Durant’s 22 fourth quarter points, but every time they would get within striking distance, LeBron would find a wide open teammate for a three to bury any hopes of a comeback. Chris Bosh scored 20 points and grabbed 12 boards and Dwyane Wade dropped 13 and 8 assists. Durant finished with 40 points and 8 boards and Russ Westbrook finished with 26 points and 10 assists.
The guard has officially changed in LA as the Clippers absolutely waxed the Lakers for the third win over their LA counterpart this season. LAC led by as many as 28 points and the game wasn’t even close throughout the second half. Chris Paul finished with 24 points and 13 assists, Chauncey Billups hit five 3’s and scored 21 points and Blake Griffin scored 22 points and grabbed 10 boards in the rout. Kobe had 20 points and 11 assists in the loss.