From the Phoenix Suns, Jared Dudley dropped a career high 36 points against the New York Knicks. However, his 5 rebounds, 3 assists and scoring was not enough to get the win. Here's a little foreshadow to why:
Glove: Monta Ellis was productive for a change. 20 points (3 for 3 from three), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals against the struggling Brooklyn Nets. If you are wondering how he got 7 assists, well this is an example of a "Monta" assist:
Duos: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for a approximately 75 percent of the Heat's offense. LeBron had 27 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks, while his sidekick got 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists in the victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Who, by the way are on a 16 game losing streak. I guess they can only win 7 games per season.
Robin Lopez and Greivis Vasquez combined for 60 percent of the Hornets' points. Coincidentally they also had 56 in total. It is even weirder that one of them scored 29, while the other got 27 in their own victory. Totally not planned. This win over the Orlando Magic snaps their 11 game losing streak.
Rookie Watch: Just give Damian Lillard the ROY already, the award itself doesn't really mean anything but this man is putting on a show. 17 points (7 of 14), 8 rebounds and 11 assists against the DeMarcus Cousins-less Kings team.
Time Machine User: Kobe Bryant went for 40 points (13 of 24), 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks to continue his 10th consecutive 30+ point game. This loss to the Denver Nuggets snaps their 5 game winning streak. You knew it was too good to be true.
Treys: Corey Brewer came off the Denver Nuggets bench to score 27 points in Kobe's face. He shot 6 of 7 from three in the 24 minutes of play.
Troubled Reptiles: Not a single Toronto Raptor starter more than 8 points in the 20 point loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
One Man Comeback: The Detroit Pistons were down 22 points entering the 4th quarter, in what seemed to be another blow out. But then Will Bynum happened. He scored 20 of his total 31 points in the 4th quarter to force overtime, where his team would eventually fall to the Atlanta Hawks. Good Job, Good Effort.
Trick-Tricks: Stephen Curry watched some Jamal Crawford tape.
Posterized: How can you be Mo Harkless?
Clutch: J.R. Smith poops on Jared Dudley's party by himself.