Here is a little recap from last nights NBA Games:
No surprises here, the better team pulled it out in the end.
This game was back and forth and pretty close down the wire. Chicago was only up by 3 with less than a minute to go, but a couple of misses by Washington and some fouls drove the score up to a 7 point win.
This one was actually a bit of surprise, more because of the score than the outcome. Both of these teams are sub-par so for Detroit to win by 22 is impressive. A big 3rd quarter by Detroit (the outscored Toronto 38-21) put them up by 15 and it was no contest after that.
It looked like the 76ers were going to pull the upset but for the second time in two weeks, the Celtics pulled out a victory against this average Philadelphia team. Philly led by 6 at the half and had the lead throughout the 4th quarter, but the better team won out and Boston won the 14th straight.
New Jersey 91
New Orleans 105
As usual, New Jersey played well for most of this game but could not pull it out in the end. They were outscored 26-13 in the 3rd quarter and had no chance come the 4th. The Hornets have struggled of late, but have now won 3 of their last 5. They may be back on track.
Minnesota cannot catch a break. A few weeks ago they blew a huge lead to San Antonio and now they did the same to Utah. They were up by 12 going into the 4th, but gave up a whopping 41 points to a tired Jazz team.
San Antonio 109
San Antonio won another game in the 4th quarter and looks like they are the best team in the league. Boston has won games late, but against bad teams. San Antonio has won games late against good teams. That is what it takes to be a championship team although I'm sure Coach Popovich and the Spurs fans would prefer if they jumped out to an early lead, rather than just in the final minutes.
L.A. Clippers 92
Houston played well again, even without Yao Ming, and are now on a four game win streak. This team is better than they have played so far and should make the playoffs. Chances are though they will lose in the first round though. The Clippers, on the other hand, are showing sign of improvement and will be a much better team next year. As Michael Wilbon of ESPN keeps repeating, this team has a great core, and are just one player away from being a 45 win team.
Player of the Night: Carlos Boozer of the Chicago Bulls!! He put up 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. The Bulls would not have won this game without him. As I watched this game though, it seemed as if he missed every Free Throw. As it turned out, he went 8-11 from the foul line. In addition to his pure numbers he played 45 minutes, his highest of the season. If he can play strong, than the Bulls will make a push in the playoffs. All-in-all a great night and a solid win.
(Sorry for the picture, I couldn't find any of him in a Bulls uniform)
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