Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Round Up - January 12th, 2013.

Stats Rundown

If you picked yesterday to miss NBA games, you made a good choice. The basketball wasn't pretty, but players were dropping baskets left to right.

30s': Blake Griffin and Arron Affalo scored 30 points against each other. While Blake shot 15 of 22, grabbed 8 rebounds and handed out 7 assists, Arron did not back down from the fight. The UCLA product knocked down 10 of his 19 shots, took down 7 boards and also gave out 7 dimes.

The difference was that only one of them nearly killed J.J. Redick. Unforunately he didn't pass away, because he would go on to hit the three point dagger that wins the game for Orlando.

Jrue Holiday got himself 30 points, 3 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals in the win over the Houston Rockets. It's too bad James Harden embarrassed the crap out of him.

Career Highs: Little Isiah Thomas is making everyone under 6 foot proud. Despite the 29 point loss to the Miami Heat, the Kings would not have even scored 70 points, if he didn't go score a career high of 34 points on 13 of 22 shooting (6 of 8 from three), and dish out 5 assists.

It's been a cold shooting month of December for Mario Chalmers, but he decied to HEAT it up again in January. He went 10 of 13 from behind the arc for a career high 34 points. His 10 threes not only ties Brian Shaw's record, it also makes him the first player in the Heat big 3 era to lead the team in scoring.

Shout Out: To David West's first career triple double, 14 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists in the victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Boards: Since moving to Orlando, Nikola Vucevic has been a double-double machine, he had 18 points (7 of 9), and 15 rebounds at the Staples Center.

Fundamental: Here we have Marcus Morris teaching you how to properly situate your face when shooting a jumper over the out stretched arms of your opponent.
Photo by Howard Smith, USA TODAY Sports
Guess Who's Back: John Wall returns to the court for the first time since discovering a stress injury to his left knee cap in September. He came off the bench for 14 points (5 of 11), 2 rebounds and 4 assists in a Washington Wizards' victory over the Atlanta Hawks. I think it is safe to say he's made a full recovery because he was zipping by every Atlanta defender thrown at him, hopefully he can make the Wizards watchable again. My eyes have suffered enough.

Grant Hill also came back yesterday from the bone bruise in his knee that has kept him off the floor in the past 3 months. He had 2 points and 2 rebounds in 6 minutes of play.
Don't Come it a Comeback: The Utah Jazz came back from a 15 point deficit in the 4th quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons.

Scorched: The Phoenix Suns got their 2,000 franchise victory last night, against the Chicago Bulls. All you need to know was that Michael Beasley was actually efficient and the Bulls just couldn't stop him. That is just weird to type.


Censorship: Don't read DeMarcus Cousin's lips after the dunk, it is not family friendly.

Weird Sequence: Ish Smith must have hurt his bum really bad. Cool name though.

Aerial Tricks: Sometimes when something that used to be impressive is overdone, all you need to do is increase the difficulty for yourself.

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