Last night’s show was going to be hard to top, but today’s slate of games put up some great performances.
Back From Extinction: Terrence Ross sure put on a show for the Toronto crowd. Last season he put on a Vince Carter jersey and imitated his dunk. Well…tonight he imitated Carter on the court. Ross tied Carter’s Toronto Raptors record of 51 points in a game. Only negatives were the loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and missing his final free throw with a few seconds to go to give him the club record. Oh, Ross is the first person in NBA history to average under double figure points and put up 50+.
He’s back!: After sitting out a game with a sore right shoulder, Kevin Durant picked up where he left off. Durant didn’t just continue his streak of 30+ points, he threw in a triple-double along with it. Durant finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists in the win.
Instant Offense: Jamal Crawford wasn’t going to let Terrence Ross have all the fun in their matchup. Crawford came off the bench and put up 37 points and 11 assists for the Clippers. The 37 points are the most by any reserve this season.
Sub-500: The Minnesota Timberwolves have again lost a game with the chance to get over the .500 mark. This time to the Portland Trailblazers. The Wolves haven’t been over .500 since they were 8-7.
We Got More Scoring: Al Jefferson (32), Blake Griffin (30), Kevin Martin (30), D.J. Augustine (28), and Brandon Knight (27) all had big scoring nights.
Grizzlies Surging: The Grizzlies took out the Houston Rockets in back to back nights. The Grizzlies have won 7 of their last 8 games. The Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns should be worried.