New Jersey Nets 115, Denver Nuggets 99
The Nets are like, “Pssssht. We don’t even need Carmelo. We’ve already got Travis Outlaw.” And it’s true — they definitely have Travis Outlaw. However, they’d still probably be OK with having Carmelo.
Indiana Pacers 104, Toronto Raptors 93
Frank Vogel is the answer.
Miami Heat 117, Cleveland Cavaliers 90
Pretty amazing little stat, courtesy of the Associated Press — last year, the Cavaliers were the first team to hit 40 wins on the season, and this year they’re the first to lose 40 games. I wonder what the difference is.
Memphis Grizzlies 100, Orlando Magic 97
Dwight Howard got called for his league-leading 17th technical foul with five seconds left, giving the Grizzlies an extra free throw that resulted in the Magic having to shoot a desperation three to tie the game. Excellent control of emotions and great display of leadership.
Dallas Mavericks 102, Washington Wizards 92
Not much to say about a 10-point Dallas win against the Wizards at home. Basically what you’d expect and Andray Blatche didn’t really do anything too silly. Moving on.
Utah Jazz 83, Charlotte Bobcats 78
A win’s a win, and Utah really needed one, so word up to them. However, this is the fourth time in the last six games that the Jazz failed to top 85 points. That’s a worry.
Los Angeles Clippers 105, Milwaukee Bucks 98
Nine straight home wins for the Clippers and they got news that Eric Gordon is now listed as day-to-day and could make his return this week. Pretty good night. Pretty, pretty good.