Tuesday, January 13, 2009

NBA Monday Recap: Boston Almost Loses Again and Knicks Upset Hornets

The biggest upset of the night was when the Knicks beat the Hornets 101-95 in New Orleans.

The Knicks were led by David Lee's 24 points but it was Al Harrington who sealed the victory with a clutch three-pointer with under 30 seconds to go in the final quarter. Harrington was 1-7 from long range before he hit the three-pointer to give the Knicks a six point lead which they would not surrender.

Peja Stojakovic struggled and was only 3-12 for New Orleans.

Boston barely defeated the Raptors at home 115-109 in overtime. The Raptors were leading 54-45 at halftime.

Paul Pierce led the comeback with 39 points and Kevin Garnett had 20 points.

Roko Ukic, the Croatian point guard for the Raptors, had a career game with 16 points on 7-12 shooting.
New Jersey also had to go to overtime to beat the Thunder 103-99. Brook Lopez had 31 points for the Nets.

Devin Harris returned from injury for the Nets but he was only 7-22 from the field.

The Bucks took down the Wizards 97-91 and were led by Michael Redd's 29 points.

Nick Young of the Wizards had a great game and scored 30 points in 31 minutes. Young would often do a crossover dribble and then rise up for a mid-range jumper to get his points. He should get more playing time since the Wizards need offense and Young is a scorer.

Caron Butler struggled and was only 2-13 from the field.

The Wizards had a 11 point lead at halftime but the Bucks clamped down on defense and held the Wizards to 39 points in the second half.

Mehmet Okur had 43 points for the Jazz in their 120-113 victory over the Pacers.

Danny Granger was the leading scorer for the Pacers once again with 30 points.

The Pacers have shown that they can score with any team in the league but that they are also the worst defensive team in the league as well.

Portland once again beat the Bulls by double digits. Travis Outlaw had 33 points in the Blazers' 109-95 victory in Chicago.

Portland defeated Chicago by 42 in their first game in Portland.

Kirk Hinrich returned from injury for the Bulls.

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