What I Saw, where Utah are the kings of comeback

10 games today, here’s what happened:

Utah 104, Orlando 94: For the third time in three games, the Jazz come back from at least 18 points down to win a game (defeating the Clippers 109-107 in OT, then defeating Miami 116-114, also in OT, and then tonight’s game when they had an 18-point deficit in the third quarter). Deron Williams led the comeback, and he finished with 30 points and 14 assists, 8-19 from the floor, 3-7 from deep and 11-12 free throws. He got plenty of help from the frontcourt, Millsap had 23 points and Al Jefferson chipped in with 21 points and 8 rebounds.

Orlando looked like they had this game under control; they were hitting their threes, 12-32 on the game. They had 5 guys score double-figures and assisted on 23 of 34 field goals, but their free-throw shooting hurt them, 14-25 from the stripe, with Dwight going just 4-11.

Houston 91, Washington 98: John Wall is amazing; 19 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists and 6 steals, on 8-16 from the floor, 2-4 from distance and 1-2 free throws. He is the first rookie since Oscar Robertson to have at least 7 assists through the first 5 games as a pro, and he became the third youngest player to have a triple-double, after LeBron James and Lamar Odom. He did it when he was 10 days younger than Magic Johnson; ironically, Magic was in attendance for the display of awesomeness.

About the game, the Wiz held the Rox to 39% shooting and grabbed 51 boards to Houston’s 44. Blatche and Thornton helped out with 20 points apiece, while Houston was led by Kevin Martin’s 31 points on 8-18, 2-7 and 13-15 shooting, while adding 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

Milwaukee 108, Atlanta 91: The Bucks forced 17 turnovers while shooting 52% in this game, with Corey Maggette coming up big off the bench with 20 points on just 8 shots (7-8, 1-1, 5-6). Ersan Ilyasova also came off the bench to have a double-double, 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Milwaukee were led by Brandon Jennings’ 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.

Charlotte 101, Toronto 96: Pretty close game, this one, with the Bobcats getting over the line thanks to their 27-33 from the line, while the Raps could only manage 19-25. 6 guys scored in double-figures for Charlotte, led by Stephen Jackson’s 20. Gerald Wallace chipped in with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists, while Tyrus Thomas had 5 blocks off the bench, to go with 14 points. Bargnani had 23 points and 9 rebounds for Toronto.

Golden State 122, New York 117: Pretty wild game, the Warriors shot 53% from the floor, but the Knicks responded by making 38-43 free throws, turning it into a close game. Lots of big games to drool over here, with David Lee getting 28/10 (11-17, 6-8); Steph Curry coming through with 25/6/8 (11-20, 1-1, 2-3); and Monta Ellis adding 22 points for Golden State; Amar’e Stoudemire going for 33/10 (9-15, 1-1, 14-16); Wilson Chandler helping out with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks; and Raymond Felton contributing 20/6/6.

Also, David Lee had to clean up his bloodied elbow during the third quarter after he knocked out Wilson Chandler’s front tooth. That seems familiar.

New Jersey 95, Cleveland 87: Devin Harris was pretty damn good in this game, 31 points and 9 assists. His backcourt mate was pretty decent as well, Anthony Morrow putting in 21 points, including 5-8 triples. 3-point shooting was key for New Jersey, as they made 8-17 to Cleveland’s 3-12.

Dallas 106, Memphis 91: The Mavs shot 54% for the game, out-rebounded Memphis 49-40, recorded 30 assists on their 46 field goals and only turned the ball over 9 times. 6 guys scored in double-figures, led by Jason Terry’s 25, as another Jason, Kidd, had 12 assists. Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 23 points and 9 rebounds, while Rudy Gay chipped in with 18.

Philadelphia 103, Oklahoma City 109: The Thunder made 15 more free throws than the 6ers on the night, 35-37 for OKC, while PHI shot just 20-27. Kevin Durant scored 31 points, making 16-16 free throws along the way. Russell Westbrook helped out with 31 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists, shooting 11-19 from the floor and 9-11 from the line. Jrue Holiday led Philly with 17 points and 11 assists.

L.A. Clippers 95, San Antonio 107: 22 points for Jefferson and Ginobili, 21 for Tony Parker, and the Spurs just have too many weapons for the Clippers to contend with at this point. If it seems like I’m not spending much time talking about the Clippers lately, it’s probably because they just are not a very good basketball team. Simple as that.

Minnesota 98, Sacramento 89: Yeah, that’s my boy right there! Anyone that knows me will tell you that I love Beasley from his days as a Heatman, and didn’t my main man get it done on this night? 42 points, hitting a series of jumpers to finish 17-31 from the floor, 1-2 from deep and 7-10 from the line, along with 9 rebounds. Seb Telfair added 16 and Wes Johnson 12 to help Minny grab their second win for the season. Omri Casspi led the Kings with 17 points, while Beno Udrih had 16.

That’ll do it from me, thanks for reading.

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