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Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 9:00 am  |  22 responses

Post Up: On The Right Track

The Nets have won three straight.

by Leo Sepkowitz | @LSepkowitzSLAM

Hawks 86, Nets 91

This game was close throughout, but a big three by Mirza Teletovic with about a minute to go iced the game for Brooklyn. 

Mirza finished with 16 points (4 threes), and has done a really nice job as a floor-stretcher this season. Joe Johnson led the Nets with 23 points against his old squad, and Alan Anderson chipped in 14. KG snagged 10 boards in 25 minutes, and Andrei Kirilenko managed 21 minutes in the win, a welcome sight for the injury-plagued Nets. 

The Hawks got 16 from both Paul Millsap (4/12) and Jeff Teague (5/15) in the loss. The team shot under 39 percent from the field and 8/24 from deep on the night. 

Timberwolves 126, Sixers 95

Minnesota dropped 32, 38 and 35 in the first three quarters, respectively, last night in Philly, putting this game away early. Kevin Love led the way with 26 points. Corey Brewer, Nikola Pekovic (14 boards), Alexey Shved, JJ Barea, Dante Cunningham and Kevin Martin all joined him in double-figures. The T-Wolves were on fire from downtown, connecting on 16/26 tries. 

Philly’s high-man was Thaddeus Young with 20. James Anderson (14 and 7) and Michael Carter-Williams (13, 7 and 4) were solid in the loss. 

Magic 81, Clippers 101

The final score says this was a 20-point game, but it really wasn’t even that close. Lob City led 80-45 at one point in the third quarter. 

Darren Collison paced the team while filling in for Chris Paul. He finished with 21 points, 7 dimes and 4 steals in 36 minutes. DeAndre Jordan continued his amazing season with 14 and 17 with 8 blocks, and Blake Griffin kicked in 16, 8, 6 and 3 steals. 

Andrew Nicholson (7/13, 22 points) and Victor Oladipo (8/15, 22 points) were the lone bright spots for the Magic. 

Bonus: Vintage Show Of The Day

This season, I’ll be posting a semi-random highlight video of a former baller at the bottom of my Post Ups. Today I present a preseason fight between Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley in ’96. 

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  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    welcome back Leo! i thought you said you were done with TPU?

  • TriggaMan

    Mirza televic is getting use to the NBA pace and is becoming a lethal stretch 4. Its funny that every body thought he was a terrible player because his rookie year he did terrible and was air balling 3s laughing at him, now look at him. Good for you mrsa

  • Jeremy de Sa

    He kills me every time I play the Nets on 2K aha

  • spit hot fiyah

    he looks much more comfortable. he is a major liability on defense though

  • Leo Sepkowitz

    I thought I was! Covering it for a couple more weeks—hopefully the Vintage Show tradition can continue to live on

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Yeah buddy! Happy to have you for a little while longer man

  • LakeShow

    I wonder if DeAndre Jordan will get the credit he deserves for his output this year.

    9.4-13.5-2.5 on 64% FG’s

    Dwight is the only player I can think of that has matched those defensive numbers in the past several years. Right?

    The Clippers are 6th in offensive efficiency and 7th in defensive. The only other teams in the L with marks that high in each are the Thunder, and the Spurs.

    This team is proving they can play defense to match their offense this year, and that’s scary for the Western Conference.

  • LakeShow

    He’s a great shooter. Everyone knew that. His problem is that he cannot offer much more than that.

  • Guest

    TRIGGA MAAAAYYNE!

  • Mo

    Thunder will man handle them and the rest of the league

  • davidR

    they really only had coaching as their weakness. now that they have doc, they definitely have what it takes to make a deep run

  • LakeShow

    ok

  • jessedogg

    “DeAndre Jordan continued his amazing season..” eerrr… what?

  • TriggaMan

    Isn’t all stretch 4s have d liability lol
    does he rebound well?

  • TriggaMan

    Deandre from limb to limb is crazy, no wonder he blocks so many shots lol

  • LakeShow

    Explain yourself.

  • LakeShow

    And an even more notable point, how does Blake Griffin not block more shots??

    The dude is right at his career average right now at a whopping (drum roll) .6 per game …

  • LakeShow

    lol, good call.

    All elite 3 point shooting PF’s have that as a weakness. Interesting note.

  • Caboose

    Rashard Lewis actually did pretty good on D when he played the 4 in Orlando.

  • jessedogg

    bit of a late reply..

    Amazing season: 93/94 Hakeem – 27, 12, 4 blocks
    Amazing season: 94/95 Robinson – 27, 11, 3 blocks
    Great season: 07/08 Howard 20, 14.5, 2.5 blocks
    Above average season: 12/13 Joakim – 12, 11, 2.6 blocks

    Chris Paul is your PG…I think you catch my drift..

  • LakeShow

    I think they meant “amazing season for DeAndre Jordan.”

    Not an all time talent season.

  • jessedogg

    fair deuce

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