Post Up: The Smart Effect

Marcus Smart scores a career-high 26 points to beat OKC, and Kings top Raptors for third straight W.
by November 16, 2015

Pelicans 87 (1-9), Knicks 95 (5-6)

Anthony Davis vs Kristaps Porzingis was extremely entertaining, and Carmelo Anthony (29 points) continues to look better. Kevin Seraphin played inspired ball, dropping all 12 of his points in the second half.

Grizzlies 114 (5-6), T-Wolves 106 (4-6)

Jeff Green moved into the starting lineup and scored a season-high 21 points. More importantly, the Grizzlies are 2-0 since acquiring Mario Chalmers.

Blazers 94 (4-7), Hornets 106 (5-5)

The Blazers were down by 29 but went on a 16-0 run to make a game out of it. Nic Batum had a season-high 33 points against his former team.

Jazz 97 (5-5), Hawks 96 (8-4)

The Jazz survived a late charge by Atlanta that saw Paul Millsap miss a wide-open 10-footer as time expired. Alec Burks (18 points) and Rodney Hood (20) both had big games. Atlanta has now lost three of its last four.

Celtics 100 (5-4), Thunder 85 (6-4)

Russell Westbrook was not impressed with Marcus Smart, who held Westbrook to 5-20 shooting. Smart finished the game with a career-high 26 points and 8 boards. Could a rivaly be brewing?

Raptors 101 (7-4), Kings 107 (4-7)

Sacramento used a 28-19 fourth quarter to come back for the win. DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay combined for 63 points. Rajon Rondo (7 points, 14 assists) played 43-plus minutes for the fifth consecutive game. Talk about a recipe for injury.

Pistons 85 (5-5), Lakers 97 (2-8)

Kobe played a season-high 37 minutes as the Lakers avoided tying their worst start to a season. He came up just short of a triple-double: 17 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds. Andre Drummond finished with 17 and 17—a below-par game for him.