Line of the Night: 1.2.14

Expert rebound Anderson Varejao hauled in 25 boards, whilst fellow center Jaokim Noah posted a near triple-double in another game.

Expert rebound Anderson Varejao hauled in 25 boards, whilst fellow center Jaokim Noah posted a near triple-double in another game.

The Portland Trailblazers ran up the score board against the Charlotte Bobcats, who seem to be having a rough roach trip. Portland won: 134-104.  Cellar dwellers Milwaukee and Utah squared off in Salt Lake City with the home team coming away with the victory.  Marco Belinelli posted a game-high 32 points, but it was not enough as the Spurs were surprised by the Knicks behind Iman Shumpert’s career-high 27 points.  Carmelo Anthony and Iman Shumpert post posted 27 points.  The 76ers put down the Sacramento Kings despite the fact that DeMacus Cousin had a game-high 33 points and 14 rebounds.  Zach Randolph posted a 20/15 game as the Grizzlies beat the Suns in Phoenix.  The Nets managed a big win last night over the Thunder: 95-53.  Deron Williams posted a game-high 29 points.  The short-handed Cavs managed to come out on top over the Magic as two teams battling for the better lottery position went head-to-head.  So, does that mean the Magic won even though they lost?  Anderson Varejao hauled in an evening-high 25 rebounds. Boston fell to the Bulls as Joakim Noah was one assist shy of a triple-double.  Andin the main event the Golden State Warriors went to Miami to visit the defending champions and came away with a win.  Stephen Curry led all scorers last night with 36 points, and also posted an evening-high for assists, but he wasn’t the only player to post a 30/10 game for the Warriors as David Lee finished with 32 points and 14 boards. 

Stephen Curry and David Lee both posted 30/10 games as the Warriors topped the Heat.

Stephen Curry and David Lee both posted 30/10 games as the Warriors topped the Heat.

Tough choice for Line of the Night.  David Lee had a solid outing, but he didn’t rack up any defensive stats whilst teammate Stephen Curry posted 4 steals. Noah’s near triple-double was impressive, but his rebounds+assists total is lowed that Varejao’s rebounding total.  I think for the second time this season, I’ll have to go with a tie.  Anderson Varejao’s rebounding total warrants LOTN honour for him, and Curry’s, considering he led all players in points and assists, also deserves some love, so the two talented players will have to share LOTN.

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Top Performers:

DeMarcus Cousins posted another 30/10 game in another Kings' loss.

DeMarcus Cousins posted another 30/10 game in another Kings’ loss.

David Lee: 32 points (13/17), 14 rebounds, 3 assists

Stephen Curry: 36 points (13/22), 12 assists, 4 steals, 2 rebounds

LeBron James: 26 points (10/16), 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block

Joakim Noah: 17 points (6/13), 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Anderson Varejao: 18 points (8/17), 25 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block

Deron Williams: 29 points (10/17), 5 steals, 4 assists, 2 rebounds

Goran Dragic: 33 points (13/22), 7 assists, 3 steals, 3 rebounds

Zach Randolph: 20 points (10/20), 15 rebounds, 1 block

Thaddeus Young: 28 points (9/16), 7 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 assists, 1 block

Evan Turner: 24 points (11/22), 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals

DeMarcus Cousins: 33 points (10/16), 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Marco Belinelli: 32 points (12/16), 5 rebounds, 2 assists

Carmelo Anthonys: 27 points (10/20), 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Iman Shumpert: 27 points (10/13), 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist

Larry Sanders: 16 points (7/7), 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 2 assists

Gordan Hayward: 22 points (8/16), 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists, 2 steals

Derrick Favors: 21 points (9/16), 11 rebounds, 4 steals

Damian Lillard: 24 points (9/13), 7 assists, 2 steal

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