Line of the Night: 1.26.14

Stephen Curry led all players in scoring last night, earning Line of the Night honours.

Stephen Curry led all players in scoring last night, earning Line of the Night honours.

Pau Gasol continues to post All-Star numbers as the Lakers continue to lose.  Last night he managed another 20/10 game, but the Lakers lost to the Knicks.  Carmelo Anthony followed up his career-high performance on Friday night with a game-high 35 points.  Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 23 points, but it was not enough to overcome the Heat, who were led by Chris Bosh who scored a game-high 24 points.  The Orlando Magic’s winning steak didn’t last long as they dropped a game to the Pelicans in New Orleans.  Anthony Davis was a rebound short of a 20/20 game, posting an evening-high 7 blocks and 19 rebounds.  The Cavaliers saw each member of their starting front court reach double figures in rebounds, and two of them record double-doubles, but it was not enough to overcome the Suns who got a career night from Markieff Morris who posted a 25/15 game off the bench to lead the Suns to the win.  The Nets and Celtics, offseason trade partners, went head-to-head with the Nets securing another win and leaving the Nets with only 1 loss in the new year.  The game marked Paul Pierce’s first game in Boston without a Celtics jersey, as well as Kevin Garnett’s first game in Boston since being traded from the team he won a championship with.  Both players were met with applause.  The Dallas Mavericks handed the Detroit Pistons their 27th loss of the season.  Three Pistons players reached the 20-point plateau, but not matched Dirk Nowitzki’s game-high 28 points.  LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double for the Trailblazers, but he struggled from the field, going 2-14 and the Golden State Warriors took full advantage, earning a win as Stephen Curry scored an evening-high 38 points.  And finally, the Kings were without Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins as they fell to the Nuggets.  Ty Lawson posted a game-high 27 points in the win.

Carmelo Anthony followed up his 62-point performance with a game-high 35 points against the Lakers.

Carmelo Anthony followed up his 62-point performance with a game-high 35 points against the Lakers.

Two players stand out to me: Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis.  Curry outscored Davis by 16 points, and impressive feat considering he only took 2 more shots.  As can be expected, Curry was outrebounded by Davis, but Davis’s rebounds+assists total was 6 high than Curry’s, while his blocks+steals total was 9 higher than Curry.  Curry’s FG% and ability to get to the line must be weighed against Davis.  A 20/20-game is more impressive to me than a 40-point game, especially when it comes along with 7 blocks, but Curry also posted impressive numbers in the assist and rebound column.  I can’t see anyway of evaluating one game above the other, so I’ll have to go with a tie for Line of the Night honours.

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Anthony Davis led all players in blocks and rebounds to earn Line of the Night honours.

Anthony Davis led all players in blocks and rebounds to earn Line of the Night honours.

Top Performances:

Ty Lawson: 27 points (9/15), 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Stephen Curry: 38 points (13/23), 8 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals

Dirk Nowitzki: 28 points (10/16), 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

Markieff Morris: 27 points (8/16), 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Kyrie Irving: 24 points (8/23), 9 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Anthony Davis: 22 points (9/21), 19 rebounds, 7 blocks, 3 assists, 2 steals

Pau Gasol: 20 points (8/15), 13 rebounds, 4 assists 2 blocks

Carmelo Anthony: 35 points (14/31), 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block

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