Los Angeles, LA- Clippers 93, Knicks 80 Lets be honest with eachother, did you really expect the Knicks to go in to LA and beat the Los Angeles Clippers without Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler? If you did you must of had to reset you game of NBA 2k13 to have that come true at least 3 times and be playing on the rookie level. Well last night Chris Paul put up 20 points and 8 dimes to lead Lob City over the New York Knicks.
Caron Butler scored 14 and Blake Griffin put up a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Clippers have won 7 out of their last 10 games. Surprisingly the Knicks got off to a hot start but just could not keep hitting shots as the game wore on. By the third quarter the Knicks found themselves in familiar territory on this West Coast nightmare, down 19 points.
JR Smith scored 17 points on 4-20 from the field and said that he felt that the Knicks had shown good effort at the very least. Unfortunately, this type of effort is going to give the Knicks a first round exit and one way ticket back to Manhattan. As I mentioned before, this team is simply moving like a 1980 Volvo with 500,000 miles on it. The good news is that they play a beatable Utah Jazz team tonight in Utah. The bad news is they’ll probably lose. I hope everyone has their coffee ready for that donut they will bring back to New York after this trip.
Brooklyn, NY- Hawks 105, Nets 93
Maybe the Brooklyn Nets were scoreboard watching last night and forgot that they had a game to play. Al Horford and Jason Smith dominated the Nets front court last night and helped the Atlanta Hawks snap a 5 game losing streak to beat the Nets in Brooklyn. Nets head coach, P.J. Carlesimo said that his team just could not defend and it has been an up and down season for them on the defensive end. Th Nets could have broke into a tie with the Knicks in the Atlantic division but got the doors blown off of the car in the 4th quarter.
Toronto, ON- Heat 108, Raptors 91
The Miami Heat, aka the Street Sweepers, keep rolling as they reeled off their 22nd straight victory yesterday against the Toronto Raptors. The Heat have tied the 2007 Houston Rockets for the second-longest streak in NBA history. Dwayne Wade and LeBron James scored 24 and 22 respectively and Chris Bosh chipped in with 18. Toronto did put up a fight by drawing within 3 to end the third but the Heat put the clamps down and scored 32 points in the final frame and outscored the Raptors by 14.
In other games around the league:
Bucks 115, Magic 109
Warriors 108, Rockets 78
Timberwolves 97, Hornets 95
Thunder 107, Mavericks 101
Lakers 113, Kings 102
Avery Mullen, MBA- Beat Writer
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