Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 9:02 am  |  16 responses

Post Up: Brooklyn Heating Up

The Nets have won their last three games, including a huge win last night.

by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33

Nets (8-14) 102, Clippers (15-9) 93

Don’t look now, but the Brooklyn Nets are heating up.

After stumbling out of the gates with a 4-12 record, the Nets have won four of their last six games, including a huge win on Thursday night against the Clippers. The Nets were led by Joe Johnson and Andray Blatche, who both dropped 21 on LAC. Blatche also ripped down 9 boards.

It looked like Brooklyn was going to blow out L.A. for a while—the Nets led 83-62 at the end of the third quarter. While the final showed that the Nets only won by nine points, it seemed like much more.

Brook Lopez had 16 points and 7 rebounds for Brooklyn, while Deron Williams had 15 points, 5 boards and 4 assists. Chris Paul had 20 points and Jamal Crawford had 19 for the Clippers.

Blazers (19-4) 111, Rockets (15-8) 104

LaMarcus Aldridge started the game 1-7. He ended it with 31 points and a career high 25 rebounds.

Portland’s All-Star big and MVP candidate was instrumental to the team’s victory. The Blazers and the Rockets were tied at 76 going into the fourth quarter, but a monster frame from Aldridge—9 points and 6 boards—carried the team to the win.

Of course, Aldridge didn’t do it alone. Four other Blazers dropped double digits—Wesley Matthews had 18, Robin Lopez had 16 points and 10 boards, Nic Batum had 15 and Mo Williams had 13. As for Houston, Dwight Howard had a monster night, going for 32 points and 17 rebounds, while James Harden had 25 points, 7 dimes and 6 boards.

C-Webb beat Kenny, Shaq, Chuck and Ernie

The Inside the NBA guys had their “Chariots of Backfire” 100 yard dash last night. It was…something. Chris Webber finished the race in 13.60 seconds, Kenny Smith in 13.61, Shaquille O’Neal in 17.5, Charles Barkley in 27 and Ernie Johnson didn’t even run, because he didn’t false start like everyone else. 

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  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    Dwill the Chris Paul Killer

  • james

    dude straight up! was hitting chris with the killer cross over all night had me screamin like duke tango on and1. always thought d-will had potential to be better than cp3 (there were a few seasons where he def was) but injuries hindered him

  • Fan of the game

    Averaging career highs in pts, rebs, asts, and steals. What a great year from one of the best in the game.
    LMA been a favourite of mine since he made the league. On another level right now.
    And most importantly, his team is winning. A lot. Keep it up Portland.

  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    YUP…. hopefully this show will continue

  • Fan of the game

    In their second seasons, I feel Deron was better than CP3. A point guard at the age of 22 leading his team to the WCF is real impressive.
    However, it is hard to argue against the incredible numbers CP3 had in 07-08 and 08-09 despite Deron ballin out in those same seasons. A great debate nonetheless.

  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    yea it just comes down too who will you take overall.. To me it depends on the team you have.

  • TriggaMan

    In his prime Jermaine O’Neal? His game reminds me of j.o’s
    tough matchup. Did Dwight guard him last night or tj?

  • Maggle

    Why is it that DWill ALWAYS routinely outplays CP3 head to head?

    Is it more of a DWill matches up really well against Chris and can exploit his weaknesses (if he has any)? Or do you guys think it’s something mental?

  • Guest

    Same draft class, compared to each other all the time,one picked literally one pick ahead of the other, they understand how closely these games are watched and are gunning for that top pg spot, bragging rights..so many reasons

  • Maggle

    Yeah, but why is it that DWill always gets the best of him

  • spit hot fiyah

    three straight for the nets. two of those are against the celts and the bucks, so meh. but they need ak47 back.

  • Michael

    Dwill vs Cp3 is like Paull Pierce vs Kobe. Kobe is the better player by a good margin, but Pierce gets the better of him head to head a lot times because he’s so much bigger than him.

  • LakeShow

    K-Love is my guy at the PF spot, but damn, LA is making it interesting.

  • LakeShow

    Blazers continue to have great success, and surprise me.

    They will continue a similar trajectory, unless… injury occurs.

    They will be screwed if they lose any starters.

  • Fan of the game

    Both spent time on LMA but he finished strong regardless.
    First Blazer to notch a 30 pt/25 reb game. Dope.
    Nice O’Neal reference.
    Jermaine in his prime, one of the best low-post ballers. Either side, and could go either hand. Dunk on people. But had great touch. Very good shot blocker. Miss his game, one of my favourite ever. His 56 pts against Milwaukee is as dominant a game as has been seen in recent NBA times.

  • Ugh

    Heating up? Think you have to thaw out before you heat up.