And so the Cleveland Cavaliers [21-18] have avenged themselves against the San Antonio Spurs [25-12] yesterday, 90-88. LeBron James yielded 27 pts, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 blocks. Three other Cavs were in double figures, Zydrunas Ilgauskas [17 pts], Anderson Varejao , and Daniel "Boobie" Gibson [11 pts]. On the Spurs' area, the Big Three were the only ones in huge numbers. Tim Duncan, were in double-doubles again with 20 pts, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Tony Parker poured in 23 pts, 6 assists, and a black eye! Parker, though he said he's shooting 200 free throws a day, missed two crucial free throws with only 29.4 seconds remaining. The i-wish-6th-man-of-the-year Manu Ginobili had 31 pts, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. There would've been an overtime, but Manu's shot during the remaining seconds just didn't went into the rim. And so the win goes to Cavs 90-88. "At times we're defending well and we can't score. At times we're scoring well but were not defending. It's a little bit of everything," said Duncan.
Have I told you I'm quite interested with the Denver Nuggets? Now you know. =) The Denver Nuggets [23-15] won 120-109 against the Utah Jazz [22-18]. The Jazz' "D" didn't even hurt the Nuggets , in fact it's the other way around. Marcus Camby alone throttled the Jazz. Camby had his season-high, 11 blocks, and 24 rebounds. Right on the offensive end of the Nuggets came Linas Kleiza with 41 pts [season-high]. "It was definitely a special night. I will remember this night for the rest of my life,'' said Kleiza. Allen Iverson poured in 28 pts and Carmelo Anthony added 23 pts. Camby's defensive numbers are overwhelming, I wouldn't be surprised if he's going to be the best Defensive Player this season. Oh I haven't really forgotten the Jazz. Deron Williams was the Jazz' leading scorer with 23 pts and 12 assists. Carlos Boozer had 18 pts and 11 rebounds. While Mehmet Okur [???] and Kyle Korver each had 16 pts.
Poor Kwame Brown, booed by Lakers fans. I don't wanna know the story 'cause honestly I don't have any sympathy for the Lakers. Hey don't be offended, I'm just trying to express what I feel here. I'm glad the Phoenix Suns [27-12] won 106-98 against the LA Lakers [26-12] after losing two straight to the Lakers. Steve Nash had a whopping 20 assists, such an unselfish player. 6 out of 7 from the Suns lineup were in double-figures, including Shawn Marion with 20 pts and 16 rebounds. The Lakers were shooting poorly with only 37.9 field-goal percentage while the Suns restored their offensive edge with 51.9 fg%. It's good that the Suns are back on top of the Pacific division and the Lakers on their rightful place. "It was very important. They beat us the first two times out, but we got this one tonight. That's all that matters now. We've got Minnesota tomorrow. It's one win. We still have a long way to go," said Marion.
Wild about the Western Conference??