by Adam Figman | @afigman
Following a couple of rough losses and some slightly embarrassing admissions, the Knicks rebounded well last night, dominating the Grizzlies in MSG. Toney Douglas came off the bench and caught fire, draining 9 threes and putting in a game-high 29 points, while Carmelo Anthony added 28. Mike Conley led Memphis with 16.
The Nets’ streak of success has finally come to a close, falling short of six wins after the Bulls—who now have an eight-game run of their own—closed them out in a tight-fought contest in Newark. Derrick Rose dropped 21, and Chicago held NJ to only 34.9 percent shooting from the field, which is way too low for any opponent hoping to defeat the (now) top-rated squad in the East. The Bulls are off to Indiana; the Nets are in Milwaukee tonight.
The Blazers shot a whopping 57.0 percent, while the Cavs countered that with a depressing 38.2 percent, and were naturally swept away without putting up much of a fight. Ramon Sessions led Cleveland with 14, and, yeah—that basically sums this one up. LaMarcus Aldridge dropped a game-high 20, and no Blazer played more than 30 minutes, because, well, that would’ve been just cruel.
Enjoy the weekend, kids. Anton’s got for the next two, and I’ll be back Monday to brag about my flawless bracket. Peace.