Tuesday, December 16, 2008

NBA Tuesday Night Recap and Notes

The Kings fired Reggie Theus but he was not the problem. Tonight, they lost by 32 to Portland. The Kings can't win or be competitive without their star player, Kevin Martin. Martin has been out due to an injury and the owners of the Kings should have waited for Martin to get healthy before deciding to fire Theus.

The best game of the night was in Los Angeles where the Lakers came from a 15 point halftime deficit to beat the Knicks 116-114. Nate Robinson played well and had 33 points for the Knicks. 

Pau Gasol was out due to strep throat.  Stephon Marbury was sitting in front row courtside enjoying the game and taking pictures with fans. 

Kobe Bryant led the comeback in the second half along with Trevor Ariza and Lamar Odom.

In Charlotte, D.J. Augustin scored 29 points to lead the Bobcats to a 110-101 overtime victory against the Bulls. Augustin outplayed Derrick Rose. Augustin hit three clutch free throws to tie the game near the end of the fourth quarter to help force overtime.

 This game was played at a slow pace until the fourth quarter when there were 58 combined points scored. 

Memphis lost 91-84 to the Hornets. O.J. Mayo was once again very impressive. He turned the ball over in the second half and Chris Paul was going for a layup but Mayo caught up to Paul and blocked his shot. Mayo is really fun to watch. He should be Rookie of the Year if the season ended today. 

Denver played well in the first half against the Rockets but the Rockets took over in the second half and outscored the Nuggets 52-35 to get the win. Denver was tired from their big win last night in Dallas against the Mavs.

The Clippers defeated the Thunder tonight 98-88. The Clippers got a good game again from Zach Randolph who had 22 points and 13 boards.  The Thunder are now 2-24.

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