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December 22, 2014 - Finding Carter
GAME OF THE NIGHT PELICANS 101 THUNDER 99 : A behind and onward event between dual of a league’s many interesting players that was slogged down in a fourth interjection to bad execution. Anthony Davis did his thing, with 38 points, 12 rebounds, though once again a Pelicans didn’t go to him down a widen with a lead. Russell Westbrook had 29 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists, though struggled down a widen vs. Jrue Holiday, who played unimaginable defense, including…
HOW TO SAVE A GAME : Watch Holiday get in front of Westbrook quick adequate and interrupt his leap to force a no-call, afterwards stay with him, equivocate a foul, though force a fadeaway three, a low-percentage demeanour that Holiday can live with, possibly way.
LET ME KEEP THIS SHORT AND SWEET : The Knicks are bad, a Raptors are good, Toronto won by a lot. But hey, a Knicks covered! Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t play, J.R. Smith was out, and Carmelo Anthony played for some reason.
DWANE CASEY’S MOMENTUM MANAGEMENT : When a Raptors slacked off in a second quarter, Casey and a staff got behind on a Raptors about energy, and they won a third 33-24 to finish all hope. Casey’s finished a Coach-of-the-Year-worthy pursuit this year, and it’s things like this. The group moves a round well, and is sound on both sides, though he also manages to travel a line between gripping Toronto personification with an edge, and circuitous them adult too tight. Marvelous job.
I BELIEVE TERRENCE ROSS CAN FLY, we BELIEVE HE CAN TOUCH THE SKY, we THINK ABOUT IT EVERY NIGHT AND DAY, HE DUNKS SO HIGH AND FROM SO FAR AWAY, we BELIEVE ROSS CAN SOAR, we SEE HIM RUNNING THROUGH THAT DUNK CONTEST DOOR, we BELIEVE ROSS CAN FLY. we BELIEVE ROSS CAN FLY. we BELIEVE ROSS CAN FLY :
DON’T BRING A GRIZZ TO AN ARTILLERY FIGHT : Memphis was though Zach Randolph and Tony Allen, and while they still had weapons, after a week in that they flog Golden State in a heartless game, flog San Antonio on a highway in triple overtime, and afterwards had to face a earthy Bulls Friday, they only didn’t have it. They could have used Allen’s defense, they could have used Randolph’s offense, and they could have used a flog in a pants. Meanwhile, a Cavs played fantastic, pity a round and anticipating unequivocally peculiarity shots all diversion long. It was one of those singular nights when a offense looks like it should with a talent it has. Cleveland shot 60 percent from a margin (!!) and 50 percent from three. Dion Waiters was outrageous with 21 points on 9-of-16 from a margin and slices and dices by a giving Grizzlies defense.
THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING : The Suns played one of their best games of a deteriorate vs. a Wizards, a 104-92 frisk that saw Phoenix find a kind of on-court chemistry that has been blank for so most of this year. Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe total for 33 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 assists. They were smiling, defeat a round around, aggressive in a half-court; this looked like a Suns group from final year. Washington only couldn’t find any momentum, and most of that was since of a Suns’ invulnerability that was surprisingly spry. They did a good pursuit of shutting out on shooters and severe inside. One of a best games Phoenix’s frontcourt has had this year, on both ends. Wizards shot only 41 percent.
TRAGIC COMEDY: NETS VS. PISTONS : The Nets managed to build a 15-point lead, and afterwards of march blew it since it’s a Nets. But they hold on, after this sequence: The Nets were adult three, Pistons with a ball. Caldwell-Pope misses front-iron on a three, Garnett rebounds and is fouled. Garnett misses both giveaway throws, and a Nets immediately tainted Josh Smith on a rebound. Josh Smith misses both giveaway throws, a Pistons have to foul, diversion over.
The Nets won this game, though really, no one won.
WHY DID THE KINGS WIN : DeMarcus Cousins and Ben McLemore. (Boogie with 29 points, 14 rebounds, McLeMore with 23 points, 7 boards.)
WHY DID THE LAKERS LOSE : Kobe Bryant.
THAT’S NOT HOW YOU TANK : Philadelphia wins! A peculiarity win vs. a Magic where their athleticism unequivocally helped them on defense, and they managed to get adequate transition opportunities to get a win. Michael Carter-Williams was fit shooting, that is rare, and helps a lot.
STANDING SAD : The Knicks are now tied with a Sixers, eighteen behind of a No.1 mark in a East. Knicks have a slight corner in winning percentage, though dual some-more losses.
THEY CALL HIM JIMMY UPS (THEY DO NOT CALL HIM THAT): James Ennis, y’all.
SPO IS A MAGICIAN : Erik Spoelstra took a group though Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, or Josh McRoberts, and flog a Celtics by 16. we know a Celtics are bad, though that’s damn impressive.