The Friday Night Scratching Post

(Jamaal getting hit in the face with the ball)

NBACats in Action

– The Philadelphia 76ers helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points by defeating the Golden State Warriors, 105-83. Jodie Meeks came close to breaking Wilt’s record, scoring 7 points (3-8 shooting) and adding 1 rebound in 21 minutes of action.

Patrick Patterson had a scary moment in the Rockets 105-117 loss to the Nuggets tonight. During the 4th quarter, Patterson took a hard fall on his back following a block attempt. He remained on the floor face down for several minutes before finally getting to his feet and walking off the court on his own. Fortunately he appears to be fine, as later in the quarter he returned. He finished with 6 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in 29 minutes of action.

– The Boston Celtics defeated the New Jersey Nets tonight, 107-94. Rajon Rondo had 14 points, 2 rebounds, 13 assists and 5 steals in the win, helping prove once again that you should hate Danny Ainge.

Enes Kanter had a solid night tonight, helping his Utah Jazz defeat the Miami Heat, 99-98. Kanter finished the game with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 1 steal in 14 minutes of action. Jeremy Evans did not play, which is just the way we like it.

Jamaal Magloire’s 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal weren’t enough to propel the Raptors to victory tonight as they lost to the Grizzlies 99-102.

Eric Bledsoe, Chuck Hayes and Demarcus Cousins are all still playing, so we’ll get to their games in the Morning Furball.

NBACats in the News

– Despite suffering a season ending injury and being cut by the Nets, Keith Bogans is still planning on having his annual basketball camp this summer in Langley. The details of the camp for those interested can be found here.

– The Bleacher Report is wondering if Brandon Knight is the next great Pistons point guard, comparing him to Isaiah Thomas.

– Bullets Forever just got a whole helluva lot cooler. In addition to keeping track of John Wall’s missed assists, they are now now tracking Rajon Rondo missed assists as well, even though he plays for Boston. Clearly the guys writing for Bullets Forever are UK fans, you should go check out their article on Rondo, it’s good.

– Finally, take a look at Josh Harrellson’s awesome boot



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