Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Round Up - February 19th, 2013.

Stats Rundown

It's the start of the second of  half of the season, every game from now on changes your playoff odds, and eliminates the weak.
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Ice Cold Joe: Joe Johnson has done it again. Down 3, with less than 7 seconds in regulation to play, Deron Williams finds Joe Johnson at the top of the key for the tie breaker. Where Joe will go on to hit another last second basket to give the fans in Brooklyn the win. Joe had 24 points on 10 of 18 shooting, Deron and Brook both added 19 of their own. Brandon Jennings is still trying to prove his max-deal contract worth, as he finished with 34 points (13 of 26), 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

This was what the Nets have to say after the win.
Jay Z Approved. Troll so hard.

Rookie Watch: Bradley Beal has continued to to be factor in the latest stretch of games for the Wizards. He had 25 points on 9 of 19 shooting in the loss to the Toronto Raptors. Newly acquired Rudy Gay remains his inefficient self, going for 24 points on 25 attempts. His teammate, DeMar DeRozan also chipped in 24 points but on a more efficient 9 of 18. John Wall was a non-factor in this game, registering only 9 points on a horrible 1 of 12 and 7 turnovers.

Pumped: Jonas Valaciunas can't stand that Nene doesn't have a last name.

End of the Road: Two lottery bound teams of the East went at each other last night. The result was a blowout victory by the Charlotte Bobcats, which apparently is possible  Gerald Henderson opened up the first quarter with 14 of his total 24 points, finishing 8 of 16 from the field and 10 boards. Byron Mullens added 20 points (8 of 17) and 12 rebounds to end the Cats' 7 game losing streak on the road. Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic scored a team high 18 points (9 of 16) and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Back Home: In his first return to Detroit, Tayshaun Prince and his new Memphis Grizzlies teammates took out the Pistons, outscoring them 62 to 30 in the second and third quarter. Zach Randolph led the way with 15 points (6 of 11) and 10 rebounds, while no Piston put up more than 13 points.

Boards: First time All-Star Joakim Noah proved his worth with 15 points (6 of 11), 17 rebounds and 5 assists. Luol Deng had a game-high 20 points on 7 of 13 shooting and 5 rebounds. The rookie with one eyebrow got 15 points (6 of 13) and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Brow-ness: Anthony Davis got word that the he will be a Pelican next year, so he started working his wing-span.

Ring Head: Michael Jordan will have mixed feelings about this one.

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Gold Rush: The Denver Nuggets improved to 23-3 at home with the victory over the depleted Boston Celtics. Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari both dropped 26 points on the men in green, who only had Jeff Green's 20 points to retaliate. Paul Pierce shot a horrendous 2 of 14 from the floor and fouled out with 6 seconds left to go.

Cold Streak: The slump continues for the Golden State Warriors as they fall to a six game losing streak with this loss to Utah. Stephen Curry did all he could with 29 points (12 of 22), 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Giant person, Al Jefferson scored 24 points (11 of 18) and 5 boards for the Jazz.

Scorched: Despite the Portland Trail Blazers' effort, their starting group that combined for 91 of the team's total 98 points were outmatched by the Suns' balanced scoring. Goran Dragic dished out 10 of his career high 18 assists in the first quarter to go with his 16 points on 5 of 13 shooting.

Old Timers: The San Antonio Spurs extended their winning streak to 4 after defeating the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena. Tony Parker led the way with 30 points (10 of 20) and 11 assists. Danny Green, the fiend from three went for 21 points, shooting 5 of 8 from downtown. King's Isiah Thomas continues to thrive in his new starting spot, he got 22 points (6 of 10) to prove that height is not an issue.


Little Man Move: Isiah Thomas squeaks by the forest of the San Antonio Spurs.

Sliced: Damian Lillard is a lot more athletic than we thought.

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