NBACat MVP of the Night: John Wall
Wall didn’t have his best game, and his team lost, but c’mon, playing good and winning are overrated. Wall finished the game with 12 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block, which isn’t bad, but it’s not Wallesque. So why did Wall earn the MVP? Because by his team losing its 9th game in 11 tries, they are getting closer and closer to landing FutureNBACat Anthony Davis. Imagine how awesome it would be to watch Kentucky’s only two #1 overall picks playing for the same team. With Wall and Davis, the Wizards would instantly dethrone the Clippers as the NBA’s most exciting team, and become the new king of the alley oop. Wall is the best shot-blocking point guard in the NBA. Davis is the best shot-blocker ever. They would be a match made in heaven. If the basketball gods are ever going to make up for not letting Travis Ford play in the NBA, this is the time. Make it happen Basketball Jesus.
– A full post game recap of the Wizards game can be found here.
– Josh Harrellson and the New York Knicks lost their 6th game in a row tonight, losing to the Chicago Bulls 104-99. Josh got to play tonight (he did not play last game) again, adding 1 rebound and 1 block (which can be seen below) in 9 minutes of action. With the Jeremy Lin show all but cancelled, the Knicks have really been struggling. If it was up to me, I’d shake things up a bit and start Josh Harrellson. I’d let him shoot it 15-20 times a game and run the entire offense through him. Why aren’t I coaching the Knicks? Oh yeah that’s right. I play church basketball. A full post game recap can be found here.
– Brandon Knight, Tayshaun Prince and the Detroit Pistons took a beating tonight from Enes Kanter and the Utah Jazz, losing 105-90. Knight and Prince both played well in the game, but the rest of the Pistons are horrible, so they lost. Knight finished the game with 11 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 steal but also had 4 turnovers. Prince had 9 points, 3 rebounds and 1 block. Prince and Knight have started 39 and 35 games, respectively, for the Pistons this season. Kanter had 2 points and 1 rebound in 10 minutes of action. Kanters’ minutes have dropped dramatically since the All-Star break (thanks Jeremy Evans (sacracsm)). At one point during the season he played 22 straight games with 10+ minutes. In his last 5 games, Kanter has only played 10+ minutes twice. A full post game recap of tonight’s game can be found here.
Eric Bledsoe and Rajon Rondo are still finishing up, so we’ll get to their game recap in the morning.