The Sunday Morning Furball
licking reading NBACats stories online now for the past several hours and now I have this giant itch in my throat that won’t go away…cough cough…well look what I just coughed up, it’s The Sunday Morning Furball.
– First things first, I’ve got some bad news to report. Brandon Knight broke his nose during the Pistons 89-87 victory over the Hornets. While the injury is obviously horrible news for Brandon, I for one would like to see Brandon take a page out of Richard Hamilton’s playbook and start wearing a nose guard mask. Get better soon Brandon!
– On a more positive note, Demarcus Cousins put in work tonight for the Kings, finishing with 21 points and grabbing a career high 20 rebounds for his teams 114-106 victory over the Warriors . It was the first time a Kings player had scored 20 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a game since Brad Miller did it back in 2009. Get-r-done Boogie!!!
– The 76ers just keep on winning and Jodie Meeks is a major reason why. Meeks scored 10 points tonight, including 2 three pointers, in helping his 76ers beat the Hawks 98-87.
– Despite Steve Van Gundy’s horrible decision to not play DeAndre Liggins and Daniel Orton in tonight’s game, the Magic somehow found a way to beat the Pacers 85-81. Gundy, you got lucky tonight, but you’re treading on thin ice, give our boys some minutes!!
– John Wall and Eric Bledsoe were out on the hardwood together, only this time it was as opponents instead of teammates, as Wall’s Wizards lost to
Chris Paul’s Blake Griffin’s Bledsoe’s Clippers 107-81. Bledsoe, who was recently assigned to the Clippers NBDL team was back with the team but did not play in tonight’s game. Wall did play, and despite the losing effort by his team, he played well, scoring 14 points on 4-8 shooting while also grabbing 5 rebounds and dishing out 7 assists to just 2 turnovers.
– The Knicks, despite being without Josh Harrelson, somehow found a way to beat the New Jersey Nets and newly acquired NBACat Keith Bogans. Bogans had a solid outing, scoring 5 points and playing stingy defense in 16 minutes of action. It’s nice to see Bogans back in the NBA, let’s hope he keeps up the good work.
– Patrick Patterson had a good game coming off the bench for the Rockets, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough, as his team lost to the TimberWolves 100-91. Patterson was able to score 14 points on 7-12 shooting and also pull down 5 rebounds. Despite not starting, Patterson logged 26 minutes off the bench, the most of any non-starter. Keep up the good work Pat!
– The Thunder lost to the Spurs 107-96 tonight. Most NBA analysts believe the loss was caused by Nazr Mohammed only playing 10 minutes.
– And last, but definitely not least, Enes Kanter and the Jazz pulled off an upset tonight, defeating the Lakers 96-87. Kanter logged 17 minutes in the victory and had one of the best games of his young career, scoring 10 points on 6-9 shooting while also grabbing 6 rebounds.
Finally, I hope everyone who saw the links I posted earlier to the pre-game reviews (just scroll down) realized that once the game started the same links could be used to follow the games live. Once the game starts, the link switches from a pre-game review to a live gamecast. I didn’t realize they would do that when I posted them but I was pleasantly surprised when I found out. I will definitely be including links like those from now on and my hope is that for those of us who are unable to watch most games on tv (which I am sure is nearly all of us) they can serve as a great way to follow the games live. That’s all for now, keep checking the site and thanks for reading.