Detroit 112 – Charlotte 89
LA Clippers 122 – Brooklyn 127 (2OT)
Cleveland 101 – Milwaukee 118
LA Lakers 88 – New Orleans 105
Orlando 95 – San Antonio 83
Houston 101 – Utah 120
Giannis The Conquerer
What Is J.R. Smith Doing?
The Pelicans Are Hitting Their Stride
Last night’s blowout of the Lakers makes it five out of seven for the surging Pelicans. A great deal of credit goes of course to Anthony Davis, who has averaged 34.6 and 11.4 in that span despite missing two quarters in a win over Atlanta. The MVP discussion is as crowded as it is complicated, with so many individual stars flourishing despite the middling performance of their teams. But you’d be hard pressed to find one playing better basketball right now than Anthony Davis.
Yet what we’ve seen from Davis the last two weeks is no different than what we’ve seen all season. With little help around him, his individual brilliance has resulted in little more than eye-popping statistics. The change over these last seven games has come in the form of Jrue Holiday, who has averaged 17.1 and 6.3 since returning to basketball following his wife’s successful brain surgery. He posted 22 and 5 last night, his first game back in the starting rotation after coming off the bench the previous six games. Though it looks like Tim Frazier will remain the team’s starting point guard, having another talent like Holiday to compliment Davis has been huge these last few games.
They sit now at 7 and 12, just two behind Portland for the eight seed in a very crowded middle tier in the West. They’re off tonight and tomorrow before a brutal three games in four nights stretch at home against the Clippers, at the Thunder, and back home for Memphis on Monday. It’s still very, very, very early. But if New Orleans can walk out of that stretch taking at least two wins, that’s a great indicator for their playoff chances moving forward.
What is Brooklyn Grit?
A) A hard-nosed supermodel who takes pictures the right way and leaves it all on the scene.
B) A coffee shop in Greenpoint that hand-grinds their coffee beans. But, like, ironically.
C) A former D-leaguer with an outrageously Irish name and outrageous non-Irish look dropping 31 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to knock off Chris Paul and the Clippers
Just Chill Out Doc
On second thought, keep doing you, Doc. This should definitely help your team get more calls. It’s really worked so well the last five years.
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The French Rejection