Good morning, so i was right on 2 games out of 4. The 76ers field goal percentage last night helped them to a much needed win over the Warriors, Steph Curry hits 30pts in a losing cause. Joakim Noah once again, comes up with a huge game to put one over the Nets (21pts, 10 reounds). Another much needed confidence booster for the bulls. Damian Lillard gave a rookie of the year performance (24pts) to steer the Blazers to victory against an under-strength Wolves. Everything was clicking for Portland. Then finally, after overtime, the Bucks see off the Raptors. Monta Ellis and Ilyasova doing the scoring and Jennings being generous (19 assists). Have to mention a losing triple-double for Kyle Lowry.
I’m going to briefly talk about a few of tonights match-ups, as i’m not around tonight for a detailed preview.
There are plenty of games on tonight, but iv picked out the key games for me this evening are the Heat at the Knicks, OKC at the Clippers, Detroit at the Spurs, Bulls at Indiana and the Hawks at theLakers.
Can Carmelo and company end the Heats 13 game win streak? The Knicks have won the last two over the Heat. But i think that ends tonight. The Heat are relaxed and confident and playing some incredible basketball…This is dangerous for the league!
MIA 109-101 NYK
The Thunder roll into L.A tonight in need of finding some road momentum, especially if they want to make a run to the finals. No serious injury news in Oklahoma. They’l need a tough interior D tonight against the Clips.” A serious title challenge” is what some people are saying about the Clips, i don’t blame them. a series of great wins, high field goal percentage and Chris Paul doing his thing.
OKC 95-97 LAC
Detroit visit the Spurs. This is going to be the first real look at the Spurs without Parker. Do Ginobli and Duncan have the minutes in them? can Leonard, Mills and De Colo step up? This is a big test in front of their home crowd against a physical Pistons side who have lost 4 from 5 looking to bounce back…hard!
DET 82-101 SAS
Bulls make the short trip to division rivals Indiana. This is always a good match! The Bulls need to keep this form going tonight against a big Indiana side who, some people are saying, could go all the way if the stay healthy. George, Granger, Hibbert, West and co are all playing together and are hoping for their 7th win in 8 over the Bulls.
CHI 85-97 IND
With Josh Smith staying put over the trade period that will inject some confidence into the Hawks. Not only are they playing some good basketball in parts, but they’ve kept their star man. Also, Dwight Howard needs to watch out for big Al Horford, averaging 24.8ppg and 11.8rpg in his last 8 games. If the Lakers can win this game, it won’t move them any closer to the playoffs in this topsy-turvy season of theirs…but it will get them to .500! Howard and Nash need to stand up and start earning your money!
ATL 104-106 LAL