1-15-09 Recap

Trail Blazers defeat Nets: Portland’s two top scorers for the night did most of their damage from the free throw line. Brandon Roy was 13-16 from the charity stripe and rookie Jerryd Bayless was 11-11 … Besides the 29 points, Roy’s game was impressive in numerous other ways. He had eight rebounds, five […]

12-18-08 Recap

Magic beat Spurs: Tim Duncan and Dwight Howard battled essentially to a duel. Duncan had the edge in points but Howard had the edge in rebounds … Although the centers played evenly, this game was won by the Magic because the point guards did not play evenly. Tony Parker missed 14 of his […]

12-17-08 Recap

Celtics beat Hawks: Even though they’ve been struggling in Atlanta, Boston still found a way to win. Their record now stands at 24-2. Is 70 wins a possibility? … Although the bench was weak, every Celtic starter contributed … Not surprisingly, defense won the game. Atlanta had an effective field goal percentage […]

12-16-08 Recap

Bobcats beat Bulls: This was undoubtedly Derrick Rose’s worst game as a pro. He shot 3-16 and was torched by fellow rookie D.J. Augustin. Augustin shot just 6-16 but got to the free throw line 13 times and made all of his attempts … The Bobcats as a team did a great job […]

12-15-08 Recap

Hawks beat Bobcats: This was not a pretty game to watch. Not only did both offenses struggle (efficiencies of 98.8 and 94), but they played at a snail’s pace. That’s why the final score was 83-79 … Boris Diaw exploded for a season-high 25 points in the loss. His previous season-high […]

12-14-08 Recap

Hornets beat Raptors: The surprise of the game was James Posey. Posey is not normally one to fill up the stat sheet, but he finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds. He hit seven shots, and six of them were three-pointers. He shot 60% from long distance … Chris Bosh struggled from […]

12-13-08 Recap

Hawks beat Cavaliers: Atlanta had a nice back-to-back set of games, defeating Miami pretty handily on Friday night and ending Cleveland’s winning streak on Saturday … LeBron James and Mo Williams again formed a dynamic duo, combining for 59 points on efficient shooting and committing just two turnovers. However, the rest of the Cavs […]

12-11-08 Recap

Celtics beat Wizards: The conference formerly known as the Leastern Conference can now boast that it has arguably the two best teams in the league in Cleveland and Boston. Cleveland has been talked about a lot recently (and for good reason), but don’t forget about Boston, who is now 21-2. The East also […]

12-10-08 Recap

Raptors beat Pacers: Two years ago, Danny Granger had a usage rate of 16.7. Last season, he decided to take more control of the offense and finished with a usage rate of 21. The trend has continued so far this season, and his rate is now 26.3. He took 25 shots in […]

12-9-08 Recap

Cavaliers beat Raptors: Cleveland’s on quite a roll, winning by at least 12 points in each of their last nine games. It’s working wonders for their expected win percentage … Nobody stepped up offensively for the Raptors. Only three players scored in double digits, and two of those were Joey Graham and Roko […]