By Jason Wojciechowski on February 13, 2008 at 9:08 PM
Well, Sunday's heavyweight matchup between San Antonio and a banged-up Boston team didn't work out like I thought: the Celtics beat the Spurs by eight, led by Paul Pierce's 35 points on eighteen shots. Rajon Rondo should've had a triple-double as he had double-digit assists and rebounds, but only managed to score five points on 1-6 shooting.
On the same night, the Lakers beat the Heat in Shawn Marion's debut. Marion had a nice game, with fifteen points and fourteen boards, but the Lakers won by ten behind Kobe's 33 points on fifteen shots and Lamar Odom's eighteen rebounds.
I'm not sure I've ever noticed one of these before: in Sunday's loss to Phoenix, Washington had three guys with point-rebound double-doubles: Andray Blatche, Antawn Jamison, and Brendan Haywood (who had the game of his life, hitting 9 of 11 shots).
Larry Hughes of all people dropped 40 on the Magic on Monday, his most since scoring 43 for the Wizards back in January of 2004.
Manu Ginobli, apparently angry about the loss of the heavyweight belt, dropped a 34-15-6 line on the Raptors. Manu's 6'6"! What's he doing rebounding?
The Lakers won yet again on Monday, beating Charlotte by nine. Pau and Kobe combined for 57 and Lamar Odom had 10 rebounds. That's the formula, boys. Just keep it up.
Who the hell is Roger Mason? Doesn't he do office supplies? Or maybe it's a law school? Something like that! Six career starts coming into the year, but then Washington got into a run-and-gun game with Golden State (is there any other kind with the Warriors?), losing 120-117, in which Mason scored 32 points and had six dimes! It's been said before, but let's just go ahead and say it one more time: Gilbert who? (Stephen Jackson, unfortunately for the Wizards, had 41 points on just 18 shots. Jesus that guy's good.)
Boston beat Indiana by seven yesterday to defend its belt. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen scored, Rajon Rondo had seven boards and seven assists, Scot Pollard waved a towel, and the Pacers turned the ball over twice as often as the Celtics.
The Knicks have the misfortune of being Boston's next victim, tonight -- New York's record in championship fights ought to soon match the Lakers.
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