Miami Heat 101, Milwaukee Bucks 89
Dwyane Wade scored a lot, LeBron James did everything and Chris Bosh had a double-double. Pretty much exactly the plan, except for the part where Miami’s point guards — Carlos Arroyo and Mario Chalmdog — combined to go 4-16 from the field. But, I guess, that’s probably part of it too.
New York Knicks 128, San Antonio Spurs 115
Wilson Chandler is top 20 in three-pointers made, blocks and personal fouls — the Uncle Cliffy Zone, if you will. He’s also bottom 10 in temple hair per head (thph) a category led by Zaza Pachulia and anti-led by Deron Williams.
Memphis Grizzlies 110, Oklahoma City Thunder 105
Zach Randolph had a very Zach Randolphy stat line: 31 points, 16 rebounds and zero assists. But hey, that many possessions with only one turnover, 50 percent shooting from the field (10-20) and two steals works.
Dallas Mavericks 84, Portland Trail Blazers 81
The Mavericks are 2-0 since Caron Butler went down with a season-ending knee injury, and they’ve done it without Dirk Nowitzki and a starting lineup of Jasons Kidd and Terry, DeShawn Stevenson, Shawn Marion and Tyson Chandler. Cool team.
Atlanta Hawks 108, Sacramento Kings 102
Well, this game certainly happened.
Los Angeles Lakers 108, Detroit Pistons 83
After this game, Ben Wallace said he was “baffled” about losing this game. He then described how “[the Lakers] made plays and they made shots, and we didn’t. We turned the ball over and they got on the break. And when they get on the break, they start feeling good about themselves and their shots go in.” So basically, I’m not sure that Ben Wallace knows what “baffled” means because he seems to understand exactly what happened.