What I Saw, where Gasol messed around and got a triple-double

I had a bit of trouble with the internet last night, so here’s what I saw from yesterday’s 6 games:

Philadelphia 106, New York 96: Jrue Holiday has a chance to be a very good player in the league. In just his second season, he is the starter at the point for Philly now, and in the future; and he’s part of the wave of quick, athletic point guards that are dominating the game right now. 19 points, 5 boards and 8 assists, and he shot 4-5 from three also. Evan Turner filled in admirably for the injured Andre Iguodala, 14 points and 10 rebounds for the rookie. Elton Brand continues to look fresh; he had 20 points and 7 boards.

Phoenix 118, Atlanta 114: Both teams made 45 field goals (81 attempts for PHX, 83 for ATL), and 17-22 free throws, while attempting 23 threes apiece. The difference? The Suns made 11 of those 23 threes, while the Hawks could only connect of 7 of 23. Nash led Phoenix with 19 points and 15 assists, with 6 Suns scoring in double-figures. Atlanta had a decent game from Joe Johnson, 34/7/6, while Al Horford added 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists on 13-16 from the floor and 4-5 from the line.

Golden State 97, Detroit 102: 27 points for Rip Hamilton, solid play from Rodney Stuckey (21 points, 9 assists) and a double-double off the bench for Charlie Villanueva, 16 points and 10 rebounds. Monta Ellis scored 24 for Golden State, but it took him 23 shots to get there. The Pistons shot 53% from three and forced 14 Warrior turnovers to win this one.

Boston 92, Oklahoma City 83: Good all-round effort for the Cs, forcing 18 Thunder turnovers, Rajon Rondo with 3 steals to go with his 10 points and 10 assists. Kevin Durant had a huge game, 34 points on 11-22, 2-3, 10-11 shooting.

Minnesota 94, Houston 120: Houston gets their first win of the season behind Luis Scola, 24 points and 8 boards along with a host of nifty post moves. Kevin Martin added 21 as the Rockets cruised despite Aaron Brooks sitting, the undrafted rookie Ishmael Smith got the start and showed slick passing skills. For Wolves fans, about the only positive they have is the play of Kevin Love, 16 points and 16 rebounds in this game, and the coach still won’t play him big minutes. Mike Beasley added 15.

Portland 96, L.A. Lakers 121: This one was over after the first quarter, with the Lakers already holding a 13-point advantage over the Blazers. 55% shooting for L.A., with 7 guys in double figures and 33 assists on their 50 field goals. Lamar Odom had 21 points and 12 boards, but Pau Gasol was ridiculous; he had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes of action.

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