Friday, February 1, 2013

The Round Up - January 31st, 2013.

Stats Rundown + Short Recap

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: This game was over as soon as it started, the Grizzlies had only dressed 9 players, as their new acquired pieces have not arrived in time for the game. Shorthanded, and discombobulated after losing Rudy Gay, Memphis allowed the Thunder to score 32 points in the first quarter. The contest however, would get close in the third. After an intrasquad fight between Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha, Scott Brooks benched his superstar point guard to calm him down. In the absence of Westbrook, Memphis cut a 25 point lead into 10, but that would be as close as they would get. Jerryd Bayless, in the place of Rudy Gay, led the team with 23 points (9 of 17) and 6 assists. Marc Gasol added 16 points and 7 rebounds. For OKC, Kevin Durant had a game-high 27 points on 10 of 16 shooting, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. While Russell got 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

Play Action: Nick Collison has more than one trick in his sleeve.

Palms: It must be nice to have big hands.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors: Dallas never led once in this game, but they did keep it close through out the entire game. Klay Thompson exploded for 27 points (11 of 18), hitting everything in sight early. David Lee was going to get a triple double, but he would fall short of an assists in his 15 points, 20 rebounds and 9 assists effort. So instead he has to settle for his 30th double double of the season, closing in on Zach Randolph for first place. In the 4th quarter, Golden State went scoreless for 4 minutes plus, allowing the Mavs to go on a 13-0 to tie the game up with 3 minutes left. Unfortunately, their charge ended there and the Warriors would hold on for the win. O.J Mayo scored a team-high 25 points on 8 of 13 shooting to go with his 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Shawn Marion chipped in for 18 points and 17 rebounds.

Museum Figurines: Someone must have dug up the fossils of Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson from 300 B.C., revived them and put them in a basketball game. Apparently, they can still dunk.

As expected, having not played basketball for about 2000 years, Vince Carter was a little bit rusty.

Richard Jefferson looked pretty good though.

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