NBA Wednesday Night Recap and Notes: Night of Low-Scoring Games and Comebacks
The best game of Wednesday night was in Atlanta, where the Celtics defeated the Hawks 88-85.
The fans were loud, and there was a playoff atmosphere in the arena.
Joe Johnson had a chance to tie the game near the end of the fourth quarter, but he only made one of two free throws.
The missed free throw basically sealed the game.
The highest-scoring game was between the Warriors and the Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Pacers were led by Danny Granger's 41 points, and won 127-120.
Marco Belinelli had 21 points for the Warriors. He has played very well and been impressive lately. Belinelli is fun to watch and is a very smart player with good fundamentals. His court awareness has impressed me a lot. Besides being a great shooter, he has shown that he can pass and create for his teammates.
Ronny Turiaf had six blocks for the Warriors.
The Sixers are now 2-0 under Tony DiLeo after defeating the Bucks 93-88. The Bucks led for most of the game, but the Sixers outscored the Bucks 26-15 in the final quarter.
Dallas spotted the Raptors a 12-point lead after the first quarter but fought back to win 96-86. Toronto only scored 37 points after halftime. The Raptors were outrebounded 47-37.
Chris Bosh struggled and only had 12 points on six of 20 shooting.
The biggest comeback of the night was at the Izod Center, where the Jazz defeated the Nets 103-92. The Jazz were down 27-5 at one point in the first quarter.
This was probably the biggest win so far for the Jazz this season. They scored 40 points in the fourth quarter.
Vince Carter had 32 for the Nets. Kyle Korver had 18 points and a clutch three-pointer in the last quarter for the Jazz.
The Nets were only four-for-22 on three-pointers.
The worst game of the night was in Minnesota, where the Cavs trounced the Timberwolves 93-70. Not much to say about this one. LeBron led the way with 32 points.
In another low-scoring game, the Pistons beat the Wizards 88-74.
The Bulls played back-to-back overtime games and won 115-109 over the Clippers. The Clippers were up 106-102 with about 25 seconds to go in the game when Eric Gordon fouled Ben Gordon on a three-point attempt. Gordon made the three and the ensuing free throw to tie the game.
The Clippers had a chance to win the game in regulation, but their only shot was a wild shot by Al Thornton that badly missed. Zach Randolph should have gotten the ball in this possession—not Thornton.
Marcus Camby had 27 rebounds for the Clippers. The Clippers are playing good ball of late, and it seems like they don't miss Chris Kaman at all.
The Spurs are up 74-67 over the Hornets in the fourth quarter. Looks like the Spurs will win this one.
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