Thursday February 26, 2009 4:25 am
First Look: Thursday, February 26
Posted by Brandon Haraway Categories: Disses, Props, Boston Celtics, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns
Looking over the box scores, something jumped out and screamed “HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL, IS THAT A TYPO?” Those Celtics who looked even better without Kevin Garnett lost to… the Clippers. Wow. The Clipper that lost by 40 a week ago. They beat the defending champs. Wow. Maybe Brian Scalabrine is the MVP of that team?
Wednesday’s best: Very tough to pick one, so we’ll pick two. Tony Parker had another great game, with 39 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists, with just one turnover. Devin Harris also had a great game (seriously, dude is on fire right now) with 42 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists. He also was 11-11 from the line and had 3 threes made. It would be unfair to also not to mention Dwight Howard’s 24 points, 21 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
Wednesday’s worst: Jared Jeffries. I’m a big D’Antoni guy, but seriously, why is he starting? What do the Knicks benefit by having him in there? I saw some of the Pacers game Tuesday, and this guy is a waste of a roster spot. Tonight he went off to the tune of… zero points, zero rebounds, zero ANYTHING besides his one block and five fouls. In 17 minutes.
Keep an eye on: Goran Dragic. Steve Nash is a game-time decision tomorrow, and if he misses some time, Dragic is your guy. He’s played well under new coach Alvin Gentry, and even if Nash does play, he should see increased minutes while Nash gets a little more rest than usual for that bum ankle.
What to watch for Thursday: It’s a TNT Thursday, which honestly kind of sucks. Cleveland and Houston might be a good game. Might be. The Lakers will likely stomp all over the Suns, especially if Nash doesn’t play. Oh well, what can we really expect from a two-game Thursday schedule?
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