26/3/2012-Quadruple overtime in Atlanta as Hawks top Jazz
Markieff Morris’s career high night and Marcin Gortat’s big game led the Phoenix Suns to a blow out victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Both Morris and Gortat had 22 points apiece, with veteran point guard Steve Nash dishing out 13 assists against younger counterpart Kyrie Irving. Irving himself had 16 points in the 25 point loss.
Kevin Love followed up his career night with another big game, scoring 30 points and 21 rebounds in a 17 point win over the Nuggets. Point guard Luke Ridnour had 25 points and 6 assists to support Love, while the Denver Nuggets had 5 players score in double digits, with new recruit JaVale McGee scoring 13 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
With Ray Allen and Mikael Pietrus both out for the Celtics, back-up point guard Avery Bradley started at the shooting guard position and had a career night. Scoring 23 points on 9-14 shooting, Bradley led the Celtics over the Nene-less Washington Wizards, backed up by Paul Pierce’s 21 points. Rondo also handed out 11 assists in the victory. Jordan Crawford had 20 points but on poor shooting (8-18)
Two days after the epic in Thunder land, the Hawks and the Utah Jazz decide to one up it with a quadruple overtime thriller. Joe Johnson blasted 37 points as 14 players scored in double digits, and 4 players fouled out. More on this game very soon.
The Spurs were able to account for the Philadelphia 76ers despite Tim Duncan being out, according to the NBA website, for being “old”. All-Star Igoudala was also out for the Sixers. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 21 points and 6 assists whilst DeJuan Blair hustled his way to 19 points. Elton Brand had 14 for the Sixers.
Kevin Durants 22 points were enough to lift the Thunder over the Heat in a big statement win for the Thunder. Dwyane Wade had 22 points for the Heat, and what is perhaps a positive, LeBron struggled all night, meaning at least they didn’t lose at full capacity. But there can be no doubt about the Thunder’s dominance in this one, winning by 16 points.
The very short handed Golden State Warriors fell to the struggling Portland Trailblazers by three. In a battle of point guards, Charles Jenkins, starting in the place of Nate Robinson, scored 27 points, but it was Raymond Felton’s 24 points and 7 assists that won the game. LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 for the Blazers.
The Memphis Grizzlies had 6 players scoring in double digits as they halted an ugly run of losses, beating the Lakers by 6. Rudy Gay top scored for the Grizzlies with 18 points, while Andrew Bynum had a big game in the loss, scoring 30 points, but only had 4 rebounds. Kobe Bryant had 18 points as well.
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