Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Round Up - February 11th, 2013.

Stats Rundown

Not a great basketball night, if it weren't for Clippers' highlights, I probably wouldn't do this.
This is what Blake Griffin does to you. Via: @TheKnicksWall
Lob City: The Philadelphia 76ers are brutal to watch. Aside from Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young, no one has stepped up for this team. The Los Angeles Clippers dominated their opponent at the Wells Fargo Center. Chris Paul had 21 points (9 of 11), 11 assists and 5 steals. Blake Griffin dropped 20 easy ones and grabbed 9 boards. No one on the Sixers scored more than 10 point last night, except for Nick Young, who exploded for 29 points on 10 of 18 shooting and 5 assists.

Aerial Show: You can call this unfair, or you can call it terrible defense.

Claws: The Charlotte Bobcats snapped their 7 game losing in the win over the Boston Celtics to end their 7 game winning streak. So much for Boston being better without Rajon Rondo. Byron Mullens led the Cats with 26 points on 10 of 16 shooting, 4 of 5 from the three, and grabbed 18 boards. Ramon "Clutch" Sessions came off the the bench to add 19 points (6 of 11) and the dagger to ice the game.

Flight and Feathers: Despite Dirk going off for 24 points on 8 of 14 shots, the Atlanta Hawks were able to hold off the Mavericks for the victory. Josh Smith scored a game-high 26 points (10 of 15), went 4 of 5 from the three, which apparently was possible. He also took down 13 rebounds and dished out 6 assists. Al Horford gave an additional 21 points and 10 boards. Jeff Teague sneaked in 20 points and 9 assists.

Steps: What is this thing they call "travelling?" I have never seen such a call blown by the official. Basketball players are not allowed to take more than 2 steps? What a bunch of baloney.

Rookie Watch: If there was an award for a late-blooming rookie of the year, the award would go to Bradley Beal. The Wizards shooting guard got 28 points on 10 of 17 shooting, and 4 rebounds in his team's fourth straight win. Nene chipped in for 21 points (10 of 13) and 13 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks were awful, they shot 38 percent from the field. Monta Ellis shot 9 of 21 for 24 points, to go with his 7 rebounds, 8 dimes and 6 steals.

Lopez Bros: For the first time in this season, the Lopez twins both went off for 20+ points on the same night. Brook had 25 points (8 of 19), and 8 rebounds in the loss to the Indiana Pacers. Robin finished with a more efficient 23 points (9 of 13), and 10 rebounds in the New Orleans Hornets' victory over the Detroit Pistons. You can't beat Sideshow Robin.

Depth: Even with the Chicago Bulls out rebounding the Spurs 49 to 26 (17-2 on offensive boards), San Antonio would somehow take out the Bulls without their Big 3 of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili. Chicago turned the ball over 19 times to Spurs' 8. Not a thing you would want to see, if you are the Bulls playing against the second unit of the Spurs. Kawhi Leonard had a career high 26 points (11 of 18), and 4 rebounds. Meanwhile, Nate Robinson led his team on a game-high 20 points (8 of 15) and 7 assists.

Nutmeg'd: Being little has its advantages.

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