Line of the Night: 2.22.14

Lance Stephenson had another near triple-double game.

Lance Stephenson had another near triple-double game.

The Pacers and Bucks went head-to-head in Milwaukee in a game that saw three players reach the 30-point plateau: Paul George, David West and Bradnon Knight.  Aside from the high-volume scorers, Lance Stephenson also contributed a near triple-double.  It was the Pacers who had the lead when the final buzzer went off.  Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 35 points and Tynson Chandler led all players with 23 rebounds, but it was not enough as the Knicks dropped their second game since watching the trade deadline pass without making any moves.  Mike Scott scored a career-high 30 points off the bench to help lead the Hawks past the Knicks.  Al Jefferson had an off night, scoring a meager 6 points, but the Bobcats still managed to pull off their 4th win in a row, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies.  Kemba Walker scored a game-high 31 points. Josh Smith scored a game-high 32 points, but the Dallas Mavericks got double-doubles from 3 of its starters to beat the Detroit Pistons.  Greg Monroe hauled in a game-high 17 rebounds. With David Lee and Andrew Bogut out of the line-up, Jermaine O’Neal and Draymond Green were given the chance to start, and both players responded with impressive double-doubles, helping the Warriors stave off the Brooklyn Nets.  Boston got a game-high 29 points from Jeff Green, but it was the Kings who came away with the win behind a double-double from Isaiah Thomas.  The Pelicans got a 20/10 game out of Anthony Davis, but lost by the narrowest of margins to the Washington Wizards.  Nene Hilario posted a career-high 30 points in the win.  And finally, the Timberwolves defeated the Jazz with relative ease 121-104.  Kevin Love led the way with his firwst triple-double and an evening-high 37 points. 

                                                   

Kevin Love had another MVP performance with a triple-double and an evening-high in points.

Kevin Love had another MVP performance with a triple-double and an evening-high in points.

Last night, 9 players reached the 30 point plateau, which would normally make it difficult to decide who gets Line of the Night, but only one of those players managed to break double-digits in another category, and that player happened to manage to break double-digits in 2 other categories.  He also happened to score more than anybody else.  Kevin Love earns Line of the Night again, with another MVP performance.  Honourable mention goes to Mike Scott of the Hawks, who managed a career-high 30 points, and to Tyson Chandler and Greg Monroe who had monster nights on the boards. 

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Top Performances:

Mike Scott had a breakout game against the Knicks, scoring a career-high 30 points.

Mike Scott had a breakout game against the Knicks, scoring a career-high 30 points.

Mike Scott: 30 points (11/16), 8 rebounds

Lance Stephenson: 24 points (7/13), 9 rebounds, 8 assists

David West: 30 points (11/16), 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal

Kevin Love: 37 points (11/20), 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal

Nene Hilario: 30 points (13/19), 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks

Kemba Walker: 31 points (9/20), 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal

Greg Monroe: 17 points (7/13), 17 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks

Carmelo Anthony: 35 points (13/25), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block

Josh Smith: 32 points (14/20), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 1 steal

Paul George: 32 points (10/18), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Brandon Knight: 30 points (12/23), 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Tyson Chandler: 10 points (5/13), 23 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal, 1 assist

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