Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Round Up - January 19th, 2013.

Stats Rundown

Wild Bucks: Brandon Jennings and Ersan Illyasova combined for 57 of Milwaukee's total 110 points in the victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Jennings had a game high 30 points on 9 of 20 shooting, 8 assists and 3 steals. While Illyasova did a little bit of everything, getting 27 points (10 of 14 from the field, 3 of 3 from the three), 14 rebounds, and 4 steals in only 26 minutes of play.

Return of the Point: After sitting out three games for the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul returned with 22 points (6 of 16), 4 rebounds and 11 assists against the also recently healthy John Wall led Wizards. In 31 minutes of play, John Wall came off the bench for a game-high 24 points (7 of 16), 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in the second loss for Washington since John Wall's return.

It's okay John, how are you suppose to stop a man that can disappear at will.

Golden Back Court: Three guards of the Warriors scored at least 20 points last night against the New Orleans Hornets. Stephen Curry had 20 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Klay Thompson got 29 points on 11 of 16 shooting, he scored 24 of those points in the first half on a perfect 4 of 4 from the three. Jarrett Jack came off the bench to drop 25 points (7 of 13) and 12 assists to snap their 3 game losing streak.

Rookie Watch: Anthony Davis got 20 points on 9 of 12 shooting, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks and a lawsuit for the elder abuse of Richard Jefferson in the loss to the Golden State Warriors. It is seriously unfair to go against all of that length.

Grit N' Grind Basketball: When a team has a game against the Memphis Grizzles or Chicago Bulls, you can expect things to get ugly. So it is only natural for things to get hideous, when they play against each other. Despite the game going into overtime, the score was 85 to 82 for the Grizzlies. The Bulls only had 40 points midway through the 3rd quarter, watching this game would be equivalent of dragging your eyes across pit full of sand. Marc Gasol had a great game going off for 19 points on 7 of 10 shots and 8 rebounds. For the Bulls, sophomore Jimmy Butler stepped up in place of the injured Luol Deng to finish with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Minnesota HINDEREDwolves: Without Kevin Love, Alexey Shved, Nikola Pekovic and Dante Cunningham, the Timberwolves took on the high octane offense of the Houston Rockets and somehow survived with the win. Andrei Kirilenko led the way with 21 points (8 of 11), 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. In seek of personnel in an injury riddled roster, Minnesota picked up Chris Tyler from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League. In his first appearance for the Twin City, he was 4 for 4 from the field for 15 points and 6 rebounds. It might be a wise to give him an extension on his current 10 day contract.


Needle Threaded: Bouncing the basketball pass 5 defenders to your teammate for a wide open lay up doesn't usually happen, but when it does, it is on the Bobcats.

Time Travel: What is this? Are we back in 2005? Yesterday, we had Vince Carter actually dunking on Serge Ibaka without snapping his knees on the landing and now we have Richard Jefferson doing the impossible. Bionic limbs can do wonders.

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