Every morning, we’ll have a look at the previous night’s action in a round up of recaps and reactions from around the web.
The Big Headline
The Boston Celtics fell to 0-3 after a blowout loss to the New Orleans Hornets, who were playing without Eric Gordon and the The New York Knicks faded in Golden State. The Miami Heat almost completed the “disappointing loss by good teams” theme, but Dwyane Wade bailed them out (thanks to a travel that wasn’t called) in the last second win.
The Big Performers
Kevin Durant dropped 32 points (10-17 fg) and grabbed eight rebounds in a three point win over the Memphis Grizzlies. LeBron James had 35 points, six rebounds and seven assists in Miami’s win.
The Big Highlight
Chris Bosh with the block, LeBron James with the save that he, somehow, sends 3/4 of the way down the floor, where Dwyane Wade finishes with the easy dunk.
The Big Games
Thunder 98 – Grizzlies 95
OKC: Russell Westbrook – 4 pts (0-13 fg), 6 ast, 4 TO. James Harden – 20 pts, 7 reb
MEM: Zach Randolph – 24 pts, 12 reb. Rudy Gay – 19 pts, 12 reb. Marc Gasol – 16 pts, 12 reb
The Rest of the Games
After starting the game 4-17, Monta Ellis shoots 4-5 in the 4th quarter to polish off the Knicks
Nene had 25 points and 7 rebounds as five Nuggets hit double figures.
Philly outsocred the Suns by 12 in the 3rd quarter to turn a 14 point lead into a blowout
The Hornets took advantage of 21 second chance points to put the sloppy Celtics away. Jarret Jack and Carl Landry combined for 41.
Six Cavs hit double figures, including rookie Kyrie Irving’s 14 points and 7 assists
Every Hawks starter hit double figures and Josh Smith and Al Horford pitched in double-doubles in the easy win.
LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined for 60 points, and Dwyane Wade made up for a 10 point performance by banking in the game winner with 2.9 seconds left in the game.
Nine of Danny Granger’s 21 points came in the 4th quarter and all five Pacers starters scored double figures as Indy held off the Raptors.