Friday, February 8, 2013

The Round Up - February 7th, 2013.

Stats Rundown + Short recaps
Congratulations, Kevin Garnett. Please don't steal my soul. Via: @jose3030
Only two games on last night for National Broadcast Thursdays. Both were blow outs and got boring real fast.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics: The Lakers are just a mess right now. Pau Gasol is out for 6 to 8 weeks for a tear in his foot, and Dwight Howard is a battered man. Dwight was a non-factor in this game, he looked stiff, and just didn't look like he wanted to be in the game. He got in foul trouble early and did eventually leave the game later after committing his 6th foul late in the game. Kobe Bryant led the way with a game-high 27 points on 9 of 15 shooting, 7 rebounds and 0 assists. Old Kobe is back and without help. No one on the team hit double figures besides 2 other players. The Lakers' hope to make the playoffs has just about diminished, losing this game by 21 points leaves them 4 games out of .500 and if they lose 5 or more games, the playoff chase is over. Kobe will be sitting at home in March.

The Boston Celtics for some unknown reason is playing on a whole new level in the absence of Rondo. They have won 6 straight games and just about everyone have stepped up to make up for the injuries. Paul Pierce had 24 points (10 of 17), 7 rebounds and 6 assists. While Kevin Garnett went for 15 points (6 of 10), 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. It is a historic night for KG, as he becomes the 16th player in NBA history to have scored 25,000 points. He also becomes the first player to have 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 5,000 assists, 1,500 steals, and 1,500 blocks. INSANE.

Momentum: This was the best 25 seconds of the game and basically ended it.


Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets: This game was over when it started. The Denver Nuggets got everything they wanted in this game. Every single point came from either a dunk, or a uncontested three. The Bulls just couldn't take care of the ball, and allowed Denver to play their game. Kenneth Faried destroyed every Bull with pure energy as he dropped 17 points on 8 of 8 shooting (dunking) in the first half and finished with a total 21 points (9 of 10) and 12 boards. Wilson "full of tattoos" Chandler added 24 points (8 of 9), and went 5 of 5 from the three off the bench. The Nuggets defeated the Bulls 128-96 and extends their winning streak to 8.

Here are some examples of said dunks.

Sir Dunk-A-Lot: I seriously do not know if Javale McGee can do anything else.

Skates: Ty Lawson loses his man and feeds the Manimal.

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