Monday, February 4, 2013

The Round Up - February 3rd, 2013.

Stats Rundown

Threes games were on yesterday in case you didn't notice in the whole Superbowl Scramble and fortunately no power outage were involved in any of these three.

PG Absence: What does the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics have in common? Well, both of their All-Star point guards are missing and have knee injuries (one obviously more serious than the other, but you know what I mean). The Clippers can't seem to function without CP3, and have now lost 5 of their last 7 games including this one in Boston. On the other hand, as the injuries pile up on the Celtics, no Rondo and Sullinger, Boston have managed to pull out a 4 game winning streak. Paul Pierce led the way with a team-high 22 points (7 of 16), 5 rebounds, 4 assists and the signature step back 3 in the final seconds to ice the game. That was nice and all, but it would have been better if the Celtics held on to the 19 point lead they had in the half. Eric Bledsoe had a good game in the place of CP3, 23 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Blake Griffin added 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists.

Elderly Abuse: It is still elder abuse if you are both old?

New Beginning: Two games into the Rudy Gay era, and the Raptors already look like a legitimate playoff team. Even though they would fail the Miami Heat test, they did manged to hang in the game until the fourth quarter, where the Heat decided to do Heat things. In the return to Toronto, Chris Bosh showed no mercy, going off for 28 points, and 5 rebounds. The other 2 of the Big 3, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 53 points. Rudy Gay kept the game close early scoring 20 of his total 29 points in the first half, while his partner, DeMar DeRozan drops 27 points. Yea, there is quite a mismatch in the production between the two teams, if you read it correctly.

Slipped: Stats-wise, Pau Gasol have looked great in the place of Dwight Howard, but Pau has lost more than just a step in his game. His defense is horrible, he can't hit anything in the mid range and is botching lay-ups. He had 23 points on 10 of 18 shooting, 10 rebounds and allowed to to happen to him.

Ball gets stolen by a rookie big man and then gets dunked on by a sophomore. The circle of life, everyone. As for the Pistons, Greg Monroe got 20 points (9 of 14) and 11 rebounds. Detroit had a chance to win this game on this play.
But..., Kyle Singler couldn't get the pass there on time, which is totally his fault because Andre Drummond could literally dunk from anywhere inside the charity stripe.

Oh yea, and this happened.

Kobe threw a lob to Early Clark with 0.4 seconds left in the 2nd quarter and is actually happy about it. This must end, this is not the Kobe Bryant I know. It is freaking me out, man.

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