What I Saw, where it was all good

Wow, 12 games, let’s get stuck in:

Minnesota 86, Orlando 128: The Magic had 78 points at halftime, and shot 50% to destroy the Wolves. Dwight had 18 points, 16 rebounds and 8 blocks, which is utterly ridiculous. Kevin Love was still impressive in defeat, 22 points and 9 boards in just 31 minutes of action. Minny were out-everythinged by Orlando in this game, the Magic were just far too good.

Detroit 85, Atlanta 94: The Hawks just keep on coming, moving to 5-0 after this game. Smoove led the way with 22 points and 11 boards, while Horford added 18. Ben Gordon scored 22 in a starting role for the Pistons, but they shot the ball just 40% compared to 54% for Atlanta, they stayed in it by forcing the Hawks to turn the ball over (13 TO for the Hawks, just 8 for the Pistons).

Charlotte 85, New Jersey 83: Welcome to the 2010/2011 NBA season, Boris Diaw! After 3 poor performances to open, the Bobcats forward scores 24 in this one. Also, Charlotte seems to have the Nets sorted out a bit better after giving the Nets 2 of their 12 wins last season. Travis Outlaw took not one, but two ill-advised attempts in his efforts to tie the game up and force OT.

Indiana 75, Philadelphia 101: The Pacers shoot just 32% and Danny Granger contributes just 7 points on 2-14 shooting (that’s…really bad). Meanwhile, the 6ers have 6 guys score double-figures and have Elton Brand (who’s enjoying the best stretch he’s ever had as a 76er) had 25/12.

Milwaukee 102, Boston 105 OT: Bogut was very nice, 21 points and 13 boards for the big fella. Paul Pierce chipped in with 28 for the Cs, reaching 20.000 career points in the process. Rajon Rondo, though. He. Is. Just. Ridiculous. 17 points, 8 boards, 15 assists and 3 steals. He’s averaging (AVERAGING) 16.4 assists in the early goings. Like, what? Crazy.

New Orleans 107, Houston 99: Chris Paul – 25/7/8/4. That is all.

Toronto 108, Utah 125: 22/8/14 for D-Will – these superstar point-men need to stop flirting with the triple-double and just ask it out already! But seriously, it was pretty much all Jazz in this one; 57% shooting, 30 assists on 48 field goals, 6 guys in double-figures, Jefferson with 27, and things are starting to look OK in Utah again. Bargnani had 26; he’s averaging 24 for the year. Also – wait, what? – apparently he had 9 rebounds. But it’s probably a typo.

Dallas 102, Denver 101: Yeah, so Dirk had 35 and 12 to lead the Mavs, so ‘Melo had 20 points and 15 boards while missing in the potential game-winner. But, enough about those guys. I feel like we should talk a whole lot about Arron Afflalo. 15 points, 3 boards and 3 assists on 64% shooting from the field on the season, and I just know folks love this kid (right, Al?).

San Antonio 112, Phoenix 110: It’s looking more and more like Tim Duncan is just never going to get old. Like, he says ‘nah, I ain’t never gunna be an old fella’ and Mother Nature’s just like ‘yeah no problem, I’ll see what I can do’. 25 points, 17 rebound and 3 blocks for the Big Fundamental on 11-13 from the floor and 3-3 from the line, while RJ added 28, 4-5 from 3. The Spurs shot 55% while holding the Suns to 45%, but allowed Phoenix to stay in it by turning the ball over 23 times.

Oklahoma City 92, L.A. Clippers 107: I don’t mean to hate all over the Clips, but the Thunder lost this game more than L.A. won it. When Westbrook’s missing dunks and KD is going 0-10 from 3-land, against a very poor defensive team…you’re gunna lose. Credit to Eric Gordon, he just has it going on to start the season, 27 points on 10-17, 3-7 and 4-4, with 5 boards and 4 assists. Blake Griffin, you may or may not have heard, but he dunks everything. You should check him out sometime.

L.A. Lakers 112, Sacramento 100: Ah, so now we know why the triple-double had to politely turn down the offers from Rondo, CP and D-Will – it was busy wining and dining with Kobe. 30 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, and he was clowning on Sacto. Gasol came through with 22 points and 11 boards, Lamar added 18/8, and the Lakers were red-hot from distance, 11-21 for them. Tyreke led the Kings with 21 points.

Memphis 109, Golden State 115: What a great day of hoops! I mean, really. Monta Ellis has an are-you-serious 39 points in this one, 12-26 from the field, 1-5 from range and 14-19 at the charity stripe, all while adding 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Dorell Wright continues to ball, helping out with 25 points while nailing a career-high 7-13 from the great beyond. David Lee, 15 points and 16 boards for the $80 million man. That’s not all, though. For the Grizz, Rudy led the way with 35 points, 14-23, 4-7, 3-4, while Mike Conley added 18 points, 7 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists. Wow, funny. I have no idea what criticisms he might be responding to?

That’s all from me guys, thanks for reading as always.

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