NBAcat Box Scores (3/28)
Raptors 105-96 victory over the Nuggets
Jamaal Magloire did not play.
Knicks beat the Magic 108-86
Josh Harrellson played 21 minutes and had 8 rebounds, but had a tough time hitting a shot, going just 1-5 from the field and finished with just 2 points. With Amar’e Stoudemire out 2-4 weeks with an injury, hopefully Harrellson can capitalize on the extra minutes and show everyone why he deserves to be playing more.
DeAndre Liggins played 3 minutes tonight and made the most of it, scoring 4 points (1-1 FG, 2-3 FT) while also adding 1 assist. Daniel Orton was not active for tonight’s game.
Pistons defeat Cavaliers 87-75
In a highly anticipated matchup between two of the top rookie point guards, it was Tayshaun Prince who stole the show. Prince connected on all four of his three-point attempts on his way to scoring 29 points, matching a season-high. He also added 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Brandon Knight won his matchup with Kyrie Irving, finishing with 16 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds, shooting 7-15 from the floor. Knight was all over the court and had several nice assists to Prince. Here are some highlights from the game (warning: NBA.com).
Celtics beat the Jazz 94-82
I almost always talk about how many points a player scored first, but with Rondo, it doesn’t do him justice. Tonight he proved once again why he is the best passing point guard in the NBA (screw you Steve Nash), finishing with 14 assists to go along with 6 points and 4 rebounds. Enes Kanter played just 13 minutes and added 6 points and 3 rebounds. Kanter needs more minutes.
Spurs defeat the Kings 117-112
Demarcus Cousins continues to take the NBA by storm, this time dropping 25 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block on Tim Duncan. His team didn’t win, but I don’t really like the Kings anways. Cousins played well, and that’s all that really matters. Chuck Hayes also matters. He finished with 0 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists (dang he’s good at passing!).
Clippers defeat Suns 103-86
Eric Bledsoe was the star of the show tonight, at least for me. He only finished with 2 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound and 1 steal, but it was how he did it that made the difference for me. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul might get all the publicity, but Eric is the reason the team wins. Go Bledsoe!!