Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Bondzai, Apr 18, 2012.
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A nice opening win for us as we start the new season with a W. We led by double digits a few times, and by 9 at the half and struggled in the 4th quarter as Boston's defense tightened up. AI led all scorers with 28, going 3-3 from beyond the arc. Elton Brand reminded us why he was a starter last year leading all other scorers with 12 points and 4 boards off the bench. Sheldon Williams nearly had a double-double with 10 pts and 9 boards. Jon Graham was solid in his debut, playing a hefty 33 minuted with 6 points, 7 boards and 2 assists.
For Boston, Brandon Bass had 18 and Rondo added 16.
Opening night of the 2012-2013 season was the Bobcats home opener as well and played host to the Atlanta Hawks. Tonight was also the debut for some new faces in the Bobcat organization as 1st round pick Garry Randle and free agent pick ups Greg Oden and Jeremy Lin. The game was close all the way to the end with the lead never getting any bigger than a 10 point Charlotte lead early in the 4th. Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace put in work for the Hawks as Johnson had 24 points and Wallace had 19 of his own but with less than 2 minutes left the Hawks cut the lead to 1 and on Charlotte's next possession Kemba Walker knocked down a 3 to push the lead to 4 and that was all she wrote as Atlanta would begin fouling and were not able to convert on the offensive end down the stretch. This is a great way to open the season for the Bobcats but it is just the beginning of what looks to be a promising season.
Dorell Wright 20 Pts 5 Reb 5 Ast 3 Stl 2 Blk
Garry Randle 18 Pts 8 Reb 2 Ast 1 Blk
Kemba Walker 14 Pts 10 Ast
Greg Oden 8 Pts 12 Reb
Joe Johnson 24 Pts 8 Reb 6 Ast
Gerald Wallace 19 Pts 7 Reb
Ivan Johnson 15 Pts 5 Reb 4 Stl
Salt Lake City, UT: The Jazz took the court in hopes of starting the season off with a bang at home. A bang was exactly what they got. The Jazz won each quarter and were dominant from behind the arc and on the glass. However, John Wall was able to slice right through the Jazz D scoring 31 points on 13-23 shooting. Wall did however go oh-fer from the arc. "We gotta stop ball and there were times where we just didn't do that. Overall though i'm pleased with our effort for the first game of the season," said Jazz Head Coach Ty Corbin. On the offensive end for the Jazz, Alec Burks went crazy scoring 29 points on 11-16 shooting and 6 of 7 from the charity stripe. "A player can really come in his own in his second season. This may just be Alec's year. He definitely got off to a great start." The Jazz continue this homestand to open the season with games against the Spurs, Nets, and Hornets. What could easily be a 4-0 start for the Jazz. Good game ryalaman
After a disappointing offseason the Mavs took the court with a roster no one expected. That didn't matter. Dallas played 10 guys at least 10 minutes trying to see what worked. One thing that Dallas hopes sticks is Brandon Rush's 3 point shooting. He went an amazing 8/11 from behind the hard in just 16 minutes of player. He hit a three in the first half and Coach Nachos decided to start him the second half. There he hit 5 straight from behind the arc to bring the Mavs back from a double digit deficit. Dirk Also had a solid game going 12/20 and dropping 25 points. New Mav Hawes put in 10 and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Detroit opens the season with a victory but it wasnt easy as the Kings really pushed them all the way until the 4th quarter. In the 4th Detroit busted the game wide open with 33 points and held the Kings to only 16 down the stretch. Knight Garnered POTG honors going for 20 points and 13 assists , but the real shocker was Jason Richardson going off for 28, it was clear he was going to have a big night when early on in the 2nd he threw down a dunk contest style 360 tomahawk jam on the break. Monroe turned in a solid 19-9 performance and Lamar Odom played well in his debut off the bench with 16 points and 6 rebounds in 19 minutes. The Kings had 6 guys in double figures, Tyreke really had a nice 18 point 13 assist game, but it wasnt enough defensively in the end.
Memphis gets it's butts kicked by my old squad both on the court (I was losing by 10 in the 4th when the game disconnected) and in the sim. Not a pretty start to the year, but about what I expected after practicing with these guys for a month.
After a tough 0-2 start to the season (a sim loss to the Suns and a blowout loss to the Jazz) the Wiz finally get on track with this win. It was a balanced scoring effort, with 5 guys in double figures and with all 11 guys who saw the floor scoring at least 3 points.
John Wall- 26 points, 11 assists
Nick Young 21 points, 5 boards
Rashard Lewis- 17 points, 6 boards
JaVale McGee- 13 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists
Kenyon Martin- 10 points, 3 boards
The Bobcats hit the road for the first time this season and traveled to San Antonio to take on a very good Spurs team led by Manu Ginobili and company. Charlotte was able to jump out to a comfortable lead early thanks to lights out shooting by Kemba Walker and some solid defense from Wesley Mathews. The 2nd quarter was completely different as no one could make a stop at either end and Manu caught fire early in the quarter to give the Spurs a 1 point lead but a nice run to go into the half pushed Charlotte's lead back to 8. After the half Charlotte's defense was able to clamp down on everyone except Ginobili who kept the Spurs in it until halfway through the 4th and the Spurs would go ice cold from the field while the Bobcats offense was heating up. Charlotte improves to 2-0 on the young season but the big story from this game was rookie PF Garry Randle in his 2nd career game recorded his first Triple-Double.
Kemba Walker 23 Pts 4 Ast
Garry Randle 18 Pts 11 Reb 10 Ast
Wesley Mathews 15 Pts 4 Ast 4 Stl
Manu Ginobili 31 Pts 5 Stl 4 Ast 3 Reb
Kawhi Leonard 14 Pts 6 Reb
Tim Duncan 4 Pts(1-10) 5 Reb
Clippers - 104
Kings - 95
The Clippers were curious how their new team was going to fair. The only new starter was SG Alonzo Gee but they had a lot of turnover on the bench. Things started off terribly as the team started like 1-8 and CP3 took 8 shots to make his first basket. However, the defense showed a marked improvement and were able to keep the score close despite the poor offense. It went back and forth for most of the 1st quarter until Jimmer Fredette came in off the bench and nailed 3 3 pointers in a row to give the Kings a cushion. The Clippers tried to answer back but their poor 3 point shooting of last season seems to have carried over into this season despite sending CP3 to perimeter shooting camp and adding Gee, they still only managed to shoot 30% from behind the arc but made some clutch 3's at the end of the game. New starter Gee had trouble acclimating to the new offense and only shot 29% from the field but he was able to make an impact defensively grabbing 6 rebounds.
Its was the Kings game the rest of the way until the 4th quarter when Coach Matrix decided to go with Travis Leslie over Randy Foye off the bench. Leslie's hard charging style was just the spark they needed as he was able to drive the lane and finally get some trips to the line as the rest of the team was unable to all game. His 7-9 from the FT line brought them back into the game late, thats when the 3's got hot and Gee, Butler, and Paul all hit one to tie the game. Leslie needed a breather so Griffin picked up where he left off and started to power into the lane. He made an amazing dunk over Cousins and got the foul for the 3 point play and the lead. The Kings never recovered from that point as Gee added another 3 and Blake Griffin was locking down the paint on his way to 4 blocks.
No one played more than 25 minutes as Coach Matrix wanted to get his new players some time on the court. CP3 came close to the double double with 21 pts and 9 steals, shooting 9-18 (3-8 from 3). Blake Griffin added 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks while going 5-7 from the FT line. Bayless has already earned a nickname after his first game as everyone started calling him Mr. Swish because every one of his 17 points were so smooth the net barely even moved.
Anyone notice their players getting tired faster than they did last year? Or is it just me?
A blowout win for Washington. No Wizard played more than 25 minutes, and everyone who suited up scored. The defense is what won the game for the Wizards as they only allowed Indiana to shoot 35% on the day. The defensive lineup of Wall/Jones/Singleton/KMart/McGee is one that seems to be getting really good results on that end of the floor and Flip Saunders will probably continue to use it in order to end opponents runs.
John Wall- 33 points, 10 assists, 8 boards
JaVale McGee- 16 points, 11 boards
Rashard Lewis- 14 points, 4 boards
Dahntay Jones- 12 points, 5 boards
Impressive! How you liking him so far?
Nice win man
I like him a lot...Dude is a beast.
The Lakers started out in control of this one with Andrew Bynum dominating things down low and going for 12 points in the 1st quarter, but for some reason The Lakers decided to go away from him or The Pistons just did a good job of defending him becuase they changed up their strategy entirely. The Pistons took things in stride though and kept on scoring, with 30 points in the 2nd and 3rd and 32 in the 4th. The Lakers just could not keep up with the depth that Detroit was showing throughout the game. Kobe did go for 31 but not enough help from his teammates. In the end the team play of the Pistons got them the W.
Knight 20 Points 15 Assists
Odom 18 points 4 Rebounds 4 Assists
Monroe 16 Points 14 Rebounds
Richardson 16 points 5 Rebounds 3 assists
T-Wolves - 107
Clippers - 86
The Timberwolves looked to avenge losses to the Clippers last year, and they did in a big way. The game started very slowly, with neither team scoring the ball very well, but then Minny went on a huge burst led by Michael Beasley and Kevin Love, and took a 20 point lead into the 2nd quarter. This forced the Clippers to take deep threes and early shots, which are not always high percentage, and Minnesota was able to keep playing their style of offense. The lead never got more than 30, but never got less than 15. Minnesota was able to close out the game and win by 21. Blake Griffin scored 22 on 10-24 shooting, and Chris Paul scored 23, including 5 threes. Beasley led all scorers with 25, and J.J. Barea had 18 points off the bench. GG Matrix Monkey , and other than that 1st quarter, it was a pretty even game.
Can't win the game when you shoot 25% in the 1st quarter. I don't know what the problem was. You also have 3 guys that can play the 4 and shoot from the perimeter. Thats freakin hard to stop.
GG. You're prob going to kick ass this season.
This game was neck and neck the whole time. It came down to Chris Bosh hitting a mid range jumper to take the lead with 3.2 seconds left. Lebron had 30 and 8 and Mario Chalmers was 6/7 from three and scored 20.
Dwight Howard - 28 pts, 9 reb, 2 blk
Ryan Anderson - 24 pts, 6 reb, 6/8 from 3
Jameer Nelson - 2 pts, 14 ast, 1 TO
Ish Smith - 9 ast, 0 TO
There wasn't a lot of defense happening in the game but it was fun. Kyle Lowry went off for 29 points and Terrence Williams treated the rim like it's bitch.
Dwight Howard - 26 pts, 8 reb, 1 blk
Ryan Anderson - 17 pts, 7 reb, 2 stl, 3/5 from 3
Jameer Nelson - 15 pts, 17 ast, 5 TO
The Hawks scored 31 points in the 4th quarter to steal this win. If your last name was Johnson you played well in this game. Joe Johnson went off for 34 points and 7 assists while Ivan Johnson had 23 points and 5 boards.
Dwight Howard - 27 pts, 7 reb, 3 blk
Ryan Anderson - 15 pts, 5/9 from 3
Jameer Nelson - 2 pts, 14 ast, 7 TO
The Magic scored 12 points in the 4th quarter to choke this game away. The Warriors were balanced with 5 players in double figures.
Dwight Howard - 26 pts, 10 reb, 2 stl
Hedo Turkoglu - 24 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 7/10 from 3
Eddy Curry - 7 points in 6 minutes
Jameer Nelson - 0 pts, 13 ast, 6 TO
The Raptors catch fire in the early 4th and run away from the Thunder....
DeMar DeRozan - 26 pts, 5 rebs, 5 stls, 3 blks
Andrea Bargnani - 22 pts, 11 rebs, 2 blks
Anthony Randolph - 17 pts, 12 rebs 3 blks
Josh Selby - 19 pts, 11 asts
The Raptors choke away a 14 point first quarter lead.... and Bargnani is ice cold down the stretch....
DeMar DeRozan - 25 points 10 rebs, 2 blks
Anthony Randolph - 12 pts, 11 rebs
Josh Selby - 16 points 4 assists, 3 steals
Raptors jumped out on the celtics early... and didnt look back...
DeMar DeRozan - 33 points
Anthony Bargnani - 20 pts, 9 rebs
Washington continues their strong play of late with a win over a depleted (due to the vetting process for the Nash trade) Magic squad. The Magic were perfectly content to sit back and bomb away from 3 in this one, and the Wizards made the choice to let them rather than let Dwight Howard eat them alive inside.
John Wall- 20 points, 9 assists, 3 steals
JaVale McGee- 20 points, 15 rebounds
Nick Young- 18 points, 3 assists
Rashard Lewis- 16 points, 5 rebounds
Andray Blatche- 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists
Golden State 86
Dallas came back from 11 down in the fourth. Nowitzki had 36 on 15/22 shooting and Brandon Rush knocked down 4 3s. George Hill had 7 assist.
Knicks rolled in the home opener at MSG, blowing past the Nuggest 106-81. Gallinari and Lawson's 15 a piece weren't enough as Carmelo Anthony got red hot from behind the arc going 6-7 from three point land. Amare chipped in with 20 and 9 and newly aquired PF/C Troy Murphy had a nice debut, draining shot after shot from mid-range.
T-Wolves - 99
Nets - 90
Wesley Johnson bounced back from his horrific game against bringbackjimmy 's Blazers, and went for 18 points on 8-9 shooting, in only 14 minutes. Kevin Love went for 15 and 12, but did not shoot the ball very well at all. The Nets outscored the wolves by 18 in the 2nd quarter, and took a lead into halftime, but Minnesota bounced back from that, and took this one. Derron Williams had a triple double, 21-10-10, but did not shoot the ball very well, and it was a less than impressive triple double, if that is possible.
T-Wolves - 101
Cavs - 84
The Cavs are not a very good team at all, and it took a big fourth quarter against my subs to keep this one under 20 points. Wesley Johnson again shot the ball extremely well, going for 19 on 7-10 shooting off the bench. Shannon Brown also added a season high 15. Rubio went for 11 points and 10 assists.
The T-Wolves are now a West leading 4-1
Meet your new look Wiz. After a rough 0-2 start, they've come storming back with 4 straight wins, but they haven't done it in the way you may be accustomed to. Milwaukee was the 4th team this year to be held to under 80 points and the 4th team to shoot 40% or worse against them too. For a team that gave up over 100 points per game last year, the new defensive look could prove to be a gamechanger for them going forward.
John Wall- 28 points, 11 assists
JaVale McGee- 16 points, 9 boards
Dahntay Jones- 15 points
Nick Young- 12 points
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