NBA Recap: Monday, March 12th
Looking for a recap of all seven NBA games from last night? Look no further. Here’s a quick summary of every game that took place last night, from the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between!
With Ricky Rubio out for the season (torn acl) the Timberwolves were looking to get back on track, in order to lock down a playoff spot. They beat the Phoenix Suns to snap a 9-game losing streak. Kevin Love scored a game-high 30 points and added 7 rebounds leading them to the victory. Meanwhile, the Suns snapped a 3-game winning streak, despite Jared Dudley’s season-high 28 points and Steve Nash’s 25 point-10 assist double-double.
MIN — 127-124
Al Jefferson led the Jazz past the Pistons, after the unexpected dead of his grandmother less than a day ago. “Your teammates (are) your second family,” he said, ” and they’ve been really supportive.” Jefferson had a monster game, scoring 33 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. On the bright-side, Detroit fans have Rodney Stuckey to look forward to. He has scored 20+ points in 5 of the last 6 games, including 29 points tonight in the loss.
UTA — 105-90
JaVale McGee had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Wizards, yet the Spurs continue to impress behind MVP candidate Tony Parker. Parker had 31 points and 7 assists leading the Spurs to a victory at home. DeJuan Blair helped out the Spurs as well, scoring 11 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.
SAN — 112-97
Despite a strong effort from the Knicks, the Bulls have now won the last 10 of 11 games, while New York has lost their last 6. Derrick Rose led the surging Bulls with 32 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds. Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring with 21. However, since his return New York has dropped 8 of the last 10 games.
CHI — 104-99
The Bobcats held off the Hornets in a relatively low scoring game. The Hornets were led by Chris Kaman (12 points, 16 rebounds) and Jarrett Jack (15 points, 9 assists), while the Bobcats were led primarily by Gerald Henderson, who had a team-high 15 points. This is only the Bobcat’s 6th win of the season.
CHA — 73-71
Without out Deron Williams (strained calf), the Nets could not pull out a victory at home against the Bucks. Kris Humphries shined in Williams absence with 31 points and 18 rebounds, yet he wasn’t the story of the game. That was Brandon Jennings, who led the Bucks with 34 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds. Drew Gooden chipped in as well, with 23 points, 7 assists, and 8 rebounds.
MIL — 105-99
Due to their poor field goal percentage last night(.373), the Clipper have now lost 4 of the last 5 games. The Celtics prevailed in this one, as they pulled away in the fourth quarter behind Paul Pierce and his 25 points (10 of which came in the 4th). Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo had solid games as well. Garnett scored 21 points and added 8 rebounds, while Rondo scored 12 points and dished out 10 assists. Blake Griffin had 24 points and 9 rebounds, but he and LA proved to be no match for the Celtics.
BOS — 94-85
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