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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  15 responses

Post Up: Making it Rain

The Rockets tied an NBA record with 23 3-pointers in a rout of the Warriors.

by Peter Walsh / @goinginsquad

Pacers 114 (30-19), Hawks 103 (26-21)

Paul George had another big game with 29 points, 5 boards and 4 dimes to lead the Pacers to their fourth straight victory and 15th straight home win. The two teams played to a deadlock in the first half but the Pacers pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Hawks 31-21 to take a nine-point lead into the fourth. In the fourth, the Pacers went on a 7-2 lead halfway through the quarter and after Lance Stephenson (14 points, 6 boards) hit a layup and George Hill (15 points, 8 dimes) nailed a three, Indiana was up 16 with 6:28 left and cruised to the finish. Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 24 points and 8 dimes.

 

Lakers 92 (23-26), Nets 83 (28-20)

Down Metta World Peace (suspension) and Dwight Howard (injury), the Lakers rolled into Brooklyn and left with a solid victory over the Nets. Tied at 80 late in the fourth, Kobe Bryant (21 points, 8 boards, 4 assists) crossed up Gerald Wallace (he had him on skates the whole game), drove the lane and yammed on both Wallace and Kris Humphries to give the Lakers momentum. Brook Lopez (30 points, 11 rebounds) responded strongly with a three-point play on the next possession but that was the last gasp for BK. The Lakers came back with three straight buckets and the Nets couldn’t find the bottom of the hoop over the last 1:11 of the game. Steve Nash (17 points, 8 assists) sealed it with four free throws in the last minute. Pau Gasol left the stadium on crutches after injuring his foot in the fourth quarter.

 

 

Suns 96 (17-32), Grizzlies 90 (30-17)

Goran Dragic went HAM and dropped 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Suns to victory over the new look Grizz. Dragic was ice cold through the first three quarters, shooting just 1-6, but shot 5-6 in the fourth–including two three-point plays–to snap the Suns’ two-game losing streak. With the score tied at 88, Dragic ripped off six straight points and Memphis couldn’t recover. Just for the record, I hate that the Grizzlies front office split the team up by moving Rudy Gay and much of the bench. I understand they had to do it for financial reasons  but it’s so hard to win a Championship that if you have even a slight chance (remember, Memphis waxed the Heat earlier this season) you have to take it. Just my two cents. Jerryd Bayless led the Grizzlies with a season-high 29 points on 11-15 shooting and Zach Randolph scored 21 and grabbed 13 boards.

 

Rockets 140 (27-23), Warriors 109 (30-18)

The Rockets hit an NBA record-tying 23 3-pointers in a rout of the Warriors last night. Jeremy Lin, who one year ago burst onto the national scene with his performance against the Nets, hit a career high five 3-pointers to finish with 28 points to go along with 9 dimes. James Harden hit four 3′s to finish with 18 points and Chandler Parsons also hit four to finish with 16 points an 8 dimes. Jarrett Jack  led the Warriors with 20 points off the bench.

 

Nuggets 112 (31-18), Bucks 104 (25-22)

Denver trailed by 17 points in the first half but fought back and used a huge fourth quarter to win their seventh straight. Samuel Dalembert scored a career-high 35 points on 17-21 shooting and grabbed 12 boards but it wasn’t enough. Milwaukee turned the ball over three straight times late in the game that led to six straight fast-break points, including a ridiculous layup from Danilo Gallinari that put the Nuggets up 110-104 and sealed the game. Gallo scored 22 points and grabbed 5 boards, Ty Lawson scored 22 and dropped 7 dimes and Corey Brewer scored 20 off the bench.

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  • Max

    Dragic is killin the Grizz this season.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Grizz 1-2 without gay thus far.

  • Max

    Yeah, I’m not a fan of the trade at all.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    the Warriors fouling the Rockets to avoid the record was awesome. *daps* to Mark Jackson

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    I could have sworn owning a team was about winning a championship. That luxury tax + small market = death …smh with the exception of OKC

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    the trade was not money related. they literally thought it made them better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    HOLLINGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    And that is the saddest part. Still, even if they would be safe this season, they would have to deal with Gay’s contract at the end of the season. But whatever, I’m not complaining. Raptors haven’t had an SF worth worth mentioning in ages. And its not like they would’ve lured someone in Free Agency.

  • Max

    Really?
    Is this all because of Hollinger?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    looks that way, yes. — all reports i’ve read said, the GM even, had minimal involvement in the process.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Wow smh

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah, i have just always been in the camp to let things ride out. i understand why they think this trade makes them better (improves the defense – allows their more efficient offensive player’s more opportunities – adds shooting) but i don’t think it makes them better enough (if at all) to pull the plug 40+ games through a season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    I was this close to proclaiming BLopez the best center (with Howard hurt) until I saw Earl F*cking Clark shut him down in the close minutes of yesterday’s game.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol

  • chocca

    Anyone else watching Paul George play in the #24 pinstripe get up and think…thats what Jonathon Bender was supposed to turn out like?

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