Indiana Pacers 109, Golden State Warriors 100
Danny Granger went to the free throw line 16 times last night, and he made every single shot. Call me crazy, but I’d say 16 free points might be a big part of why the Pacers won.
Toronto Raptors 96, New Orleans Hornets 90
I don’t know why I’m still surprised when the Hornets lose easy games like this, but I am. Probably should stop that since they have losses to the Raptors, Timberwolves, Kings and Nets on their record. Frustrating team.
Dallas Mavericks 101, Philadelphia 76ers 93
107th career TRI-PLE DOUB-LE for Jason Kidd, who might not have even been the best Maverick named Jason last night. The other one, Terry, went for 30 on 18 shots, including a game-clinching dunk late in the fourth quarter. All in all, a pretty good night for Jasons. Even Jason Caffey found $5 in the pockets of his jeans.
Orlando Magic 116, New York Knicks 110
30 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks for Dwight Howard. It’s almost like the Knicks don’t really have the interior guys necessary to stop someone like him. Can’t believe Shelden Williams isn’t the answer.
Milwaukee Bucks 92, Detroit Pistons 90
Which is more impressive: that the Bucks won a game in which they started both Larry Sanders and Jon Brockman, or Will Bynum having four fouls in eight first-half minutes? Choose wisely.
Los Angeles Lakers 90, Minnesota Timberwolves 79
79 points is a season-low for the Timberwolves, yet they still managed to make more shots from the field than the Lakers. Too bad free throws count — the Lakers made 12 more of those.
Memphis Grizzlies 109, San Antonio Spurs 93
The Spurs have lost two of their last five games, which counts as a slump for a team this good. In other news, the 1995-96 Bulls’ record remains intact as this was San Antonio’s 11th loss of the season. I’m sure Randy Brown is so very happy.
Houston Rockets 103, Portland Trail Blazers 87
.500 for the first time since January, the Rockets currently find themselves in 10th place in the Western Conference, just three games out of a playoff spot. Put ‘em in the East and they’re the seventh seed. Tough break.