Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 8:40 am  |  23 responses

Post Up: DRose Goes To Work

And the Knicks are asked to win, but politely decline.

by Adam Figman | @afigman

Washington 109, Toronto 94

With John Wall sidelined, Washington was still able to shoot 56 percent from the floor and take down the Raptors at home. Andray Blatche led the team with 22 points, Gilbert Arenas had 20, and Kirk Hinrich scored 13 and dished 12 dimes. Not the most exciting of competitions, but definitely good to see the Wiz so competent, even without their floor general. Now can you guys never be in that situation ever again? 
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Cleveland 101, Philadelphia 93

Wanna hear something strange? Three weeks into the season, the Cavs are 5-5 and sitting at sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Daniel Gibson came off the bench last night to lead them with 18 points, and the rest of the production was relatively spread out in the victory. Playing without Andre Iguodala, the Sixers fell behind in the third and just couldn’t get back in it. After four straight losses, they’ll look to get on track against Toronto tonight.

Atlanta 102, Indiana 92

Now here’s a stat line: 25 points, 8 rebounds, 7 blocks, 2 assists, 1 steal. Not bad, Josh Smith. The Hawks defeated the Pacers pretty easily, upping their record to 8-4. Indiana didn’t shoot well and turned the ball over too much, but did get a huge night from Roy Hibbert (18 points, 15 boards). Through three games, not exactly the craziest night of hoops we’ve had yet. If you switched over to college bball right around this point, I understand.

L.A. Lakers 118, Milwaukee 107

Despite Brandon Jennings’ 31 points, the Lake Show still won relatively easily, led by Kobe’s 31 and Shannon Brown’s season-high 21. With the loss, Milwaukee fell to 5-6 (did anyone else think they’d be better than this?), while L.A. moves to 9-2 and remains atop the Pacific.

Portland 100, Memphis 99

Starting in place of the injured Brandon RoyWesley Matthews dropped a cool 30 spot on the Grizz, leading the Blazers to a nice little road victory. The game ended with a one-point difference, but it really wasn’t that close; Memphis couldn’t catch up in the final minutes, and only lost by one after Mike Conley (16 points, 6 assists) hit a three-pointer at the end buzzer. Portland is now 7-5, good for third in the crowded Northwest division.

Chicago 95, Houston 92

After the Rockets jumped ahead with a huge third quarter, DRose took over in the fourth, scoring 17 of his 33 in the quarter and leading the Bulls to a win. When this dude gets hot, there aren’t many, or any, more exciting players to watch. Houston dropped to 3-7, and I can’t really explain what’s going with them; Luis Scola (27 points) and Kevin Martin (18 points) are both doing their jobs, so it’s hard to pinpoint what the problem is. Aaron Brooks’ return can’t come soon enough.

Denver 120, New York 118

The Knicks played poorly through the first three, well, they really played poorly through the entire contest—but the Nuggets, after three strong quarters, fell apart in the fourth and practically begged New York took get back in the game. It happened, and the Knicks creeped in, but a host of missed free throws and wide open shots kept them away from the lead. Denver was really terrible—terrible—in the final minutes, but NY had seemingly no desire to win. At all. The worst mistake came with 12 seconds remaining, when, down three and with the ball, an inbounds pass bounced off Raymond Felton’s hands and rolled out of bounds. Just bad stuff, all around. The Nuggets were led by Carmelo Anthony, who dropped 26 and grabbed 9 boards, while their opposition had some interesting stats: Landry Fields went for 21 and 17 (yup!), and Wilson Chandler scored 23 and blocked 5 shots. Coach D’Antoni (for now) and crew are in Sacramento tonight for one of those if-you-can’t-win-this-one-you-might-never-win-again matchups.

Performance of the Night: J-Smoove: 25 points, 8 boards, 7 blocks, 2 assists, 1 steal in a W over Indiana.
Moment of the Night: (UPDATE: Video below) Chauncey Billups hit a 3/4 court bomb—one of ’10-11′s sickest shots so far—but it was called back due to a traveling violation performed milliseconds before. Unfortunate. Back in 24 hours for more, fam.

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  • slamfan4life


  • mike

    landry fields is a steal…gotta give it to Walsh on that one

  • jahmai

    I’m a huge fan of Drose and he’s been nothing short of spectacular. He’s dishing the ball at a high rate, getting ervybody involved, his defense has improved, his 3PT shot looks good (last night he was 4-5 from range) and when he attacks the rim he’s unstoppable. 17 points in the 4th, so the Clutchness is there. Drose for MVP!

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Hopefully Landry Fields gets a nod for the rookie game this year. He can really play. Inconsistent, but good. Billups 3 looked like a blatant travel when I saw it, but then it was like, no, no it wasn’t actually haha. I would’ve made the same call without the benefit of replay.

  • Mike from Spain

    Lakers 10 of 16 from the 3 pt line, Kobe 0 of 4 … Shannon Brown had 5 of 6 from deep, perhaps he should start LOL

  • http://www.slamonline.com jumpman3224

    Shannon Brown could certainly play his way into consideration for 6th man of the year by season end.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Yo everybody, quick shout out to SLAM.

    Hope my Lakers are still winning : )!!!

  • http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/ Anthony

    Can someone create letshannonbeinthe3ptcontest.com , thanks.
    DRose is facing TP tonight, will be an interesting matchup.

  • Stepfan

    Can we get a vid of Wes Matthews crossing Sam Young from last night? Good Lord that was nasty. That stat line from Josh Smith…smh. He is truly a stat stuffer.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    great to see Wesley Matthews show is worth, and Fields was kinda of a steal for sure. Rose is improved, gotta give him that, good to see.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    I’ll keep it short – go blow yourself DRose haters.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    cosign @diesel a thousand times

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Remember the Boos Landry Fields got the second he was drafted? Yea, so does Danilo.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Now that NBA Jam is out (on the consoles that matter), I hope SLAM gives us a review so we have a forum to discuss it. Please!

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    @Diesel, but he’s struggled so much without Ben Gordon!

  • WangChung

    Who’s hating on D-Rose? Not ranking him above CP3 and Deron aint the same as hating.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    trust me wangchung, people been hating on this dude for a while now.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    Haha LA, remind me to thank Detroit fans for that pick up.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    Wangchung – I’m not talking about the people saying DRose is behind Wililams and CP3. That’s a valid opinion. I’m talking about the people that have DRose ranked 8th behind Williams, CP3, Rondo, Westbrook, Wall, Evans, and Jennings…one fool put THIS YEAR’S Steve Nash ahead of him. I’m talking about the people that feel the need to comment “This dude is better than DRose” for every article on this site about a point gaurd, even though no one brought up DRose at any point before that. I’m talking about the commenter that said “Wow DRose’s 3 point shot that he got over the summer really looks great now” as sarcastically as he could. But what that hater failed to realize is that DRose simply said he was feeling more comfortable with it, and that he would work on it more this year. Judging by his shooting improvements from the 3 this year, I’d say it’s working. Or the fools that point out that DRose can’t get the job done as a facilitator. 10 assists a game later and those folks are quiet now. I’m talking about eagerly jumping on a kid that simply asked “Why can’t I be MVP if I try hard enough?” Someone on this site said there wasn’t a chance in hell that would happen this year. And while I’m not claiming that DRose…or anyone else for that matter..is in the MVP talks already, it certainly doesn’t look as ridiculous now.
    The kid is the face of the franchise; he’s the leader of the team; he’s the focal point of opposing teams; he’s improving his game; he steps up in clutch situations; and he does it all without the “me first” mentality that the league is becoming known for. So he fully deserves any love he gets on this site or anywhere else. So please divert all your hate to any Heat related article.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    amen diesel!

  • http://slamonline.com Hossy

    LOL gotta love how the cavs writeup was in comic sans. Dan Gilbert is such a F^G

  • http://bulls.com Harry Twatter

    Diesel FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!

  • http://kb24.com DreXnaW21

    Diesel said it best for everyone who loves DRose, the kid’s got game and is ready to win MVP this year :D