Line of the Night: 1.28.14

Anthony Davis led all players in points and blocks to earn Line of the Night and lead the Pelicans to a win.

Anthony Davis led all players in points and blocks to earn Line of the Night and lead the Pelicans to a win.

Kendall Marshall had another Stockton-esque assist night, with 13 dimes and only 1 turnover, and Pau Gasol gave another All-Star performance, posting 21 points and 13 rebounds, but the Lakers failed to secure a win as the Pacers improved their league’s best record.  Stephen Curry and John Wall went head-to-head, and though Curry outscored Wall, it was the Wizards who came away with the win.  LaMarcus Aldridge posted another MVP line as he managed to outscore and out rebound Zach Randolph, which not many power forwards can do.  It was all for not, however, as the Grizzlies came away with the win. Boris Diaw gave the Spurs a 20/10 game, but it was the Rockets that came away with the win as the two state rivals met up in Houston.  Dwight Howard hauled in a game-high 16 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony’s scoring came down to earth last night, but he still managed to score enough to lead the Knicks past the Celtics.  Andre Drummond responded to his benching by giving the Pistons an evening-high 17 rebounds and the Pistons finally won a game, though it was against the lowly Magic.  And Anthony Davis posted 30 points, which without Durant playing, was enough for an evening-high.  Davis, who also led all players in blocks, led the Pelicans to a win over the Cavaliers.    

Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe combined for 28 rebounds to help the Pistons top the Magic.

Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe combined for 28 rebounds to help the Pistons top the Magic.

It’s not too often that the best offensive player of the evening also happens to be the best defensive player of the evening, though Kevin Durant has pulled that off more than one this season.  That said, it seems clear that Anthony Davis is the clear choice for Line of the Night.  Having led all players in points and blocks is a rare accomplishment, and though his rebounding numbers weren’t as impressive as Drummond, Howard and Aldridge, they were respectable enough.  If Davis improves his passing game, he may very well end up being the next player to record a quadruple-double.

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LMA outplayed Z-Bo, but it was Memphis who won the game.

LMA outplayed Z-Bo, but it was Memphis who won the game.

Top Performances:

Anthony Davis: 30 points (12/18), 8 blocks, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Andre Drummond: 13 points (5/7), 17 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal

Carmelo Anthony: 24 points (8/15), 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals

Boris Diaw: 22 points (9/20), 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks

Terrance Jones: 21 points (9/11), 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Dwight Howard: 23 points (5/15), 16 rebounds, 1 blocks, 6 turnovers

Zach Randolph: 23 points (11/22), 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

LaMarcus Aldridge: 27 points (11/23), 16 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks

Pau Gasol: 21 points (10/19), 13 rebounds, 2 assists

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