NBAcats Box Scores
– Eric Bledsoe and the Clippers had a rough night, losing to the Pacers 102-89. Despite Eric scoring a season-high 14 points only a few games ago, his minutes have still been spotty. Tonight though, he managed to play 13 minutes of stellar defense and hustle, finishing with 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. If he was starting, I could easily see Bledsoe leading the league in steals and ranking near the top in shot-blocking amongst point guards (along with John Wall). A full post game recap can be found here.
– Josh Harrellson continues to lead his team to victories, getting another one tonight as the Knicks beat Jamaal Magloire, 106-87 (he played by himself). It’s always bittersweet when one NBAcat beats another, but when you’re a part of the largest alumni base in the NBA, unfortunately it happens all the time. Josh finished the game with 1 rebound in 3 minutes, but it was his overall presence that made the difference in the game. Even Spike Lee was quoted after the game as saying, “Jorts won the game for us tonight”. Jamaal did not play tonight and I am pissed about it. I plan on writing a very strongly worded letter to the Raptors. Also, I made up the Spike Lee quote. A full post game recap can be found here.
– Patrick Patterson and the Houston Rockets got a big win tonight, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 107-106. Patterson played a big role off the bench, knocking down a critical free throw late in the game and finished with 10 points and 5 rebounds in 25 minutes of playing time. Patterson has been playing great as of late, and despite the recent fine (which will be cleared up in court), he remains one of the most beloved former Wildcats ever. A full post game recap can be found here.
– Enes Kanter and the Utah Jazz pulled off an upset tonight, defeating Nazr Mohammed and the Thunder 97-90. Surprisingly, the fact that Nazr can bowl better than Enes didn’t play as big a factor in the game as I had anticipated, and the Jazz were able to capitalize. Kanter finished the game with 3 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist. While that might not look very impressive at first glance, he only played 12 minutes. Kanter remains one of the top rebounders per minutes played in the NBA. Nazr on the other hand didn’t have the greatest of night. At one point Jamall Tinsley dribbled the ball through his legs. Despite his off-night, he was still the best looking guy on the floor and finished the game with 1 rebound and 3 fouls in 14 minutes. A full post game recap can be found here.
-The Kings just beat the Grizzlies 119-110. It’s late and I haven’t had a chance to look at all the game recaps, but from just glancing at the box scores it looks like Demarcus and Chuck both had pretty good nights.
Demarcus Cousins: 23 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists and 2 blocks.
Chuck Hayes: 5 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.