Line of the Night: 3.15.14

DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas combined for almost 50 points, but it was not enough to earn a win.

DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas combined for almost 50 points, but it was not enough to earn a win.

DeMarcus Cousins outscored and outrebounded Joakim Noah, but Noah’s edge in the assists and blocks columns proved to be enough as the Bulls topped the Kings before a home crowd.  The D-League All-Stars put on 76ers jerseys last night and squared off against the Memphis Grizzlies and were promptly demolished.  Thaddeus Young and Michael Carter-Williams were actually the top scorers in the game (in part because the Memphis starters played sparingly if at all in the second half), but the Grizzlies’ team effort was enough to handily put the 76ers away.  The Indiana Pacers visited the Palace of Auburn Hills and managed to NOT get into a brawl with the fans and completely derail their entire season.  They even came away with a win, though it required an overtime period to come back froma  25-point deficit.  Andre Drummond went down with a neck injury in the first quarter for the Pistons, while Paul George managed a game-high 30 points in the win.  Kenneth Faried went 9/13 in Atlanta, but it was not enough to extend Denver’s winning streak to overcome a 20/10 game from All-Star Paul Millsap as the Hawks topped the Nuggets.  The Nets visited the Wizards hoping to make up the gap between themselves and the Raptors, but an evening-high 33 points from John Wall spoiled their plans.  The games marked a milestone for Paul Pierce who moved ahead of Patrick Ewing on the all-time scoring list.  And finally the Bucks visited New York to get a royal spanking from the Knicks, who have now won six games in a row and are now 3.5 games behind the Hawks for the 8th playoff spot.  Carmelo Anthony posted a game-high 23 points in the win,

Paul Pierce passed Patrick Ewing on the all-time scoring list last night, but for some reason it seems wrong that he was wearing a Nets jersey when he did it.

Paul Pierce passed Patrick Ewing on the all-time scoring list last night, but for some reason it seems wrong that he was wearing a Nets jersey when he did it.

My pick for Line of the Night goes to Joakim Noah.  John Wall’s evening-high 33 points was impressive, especially given that he was 10/15 from the floor (a much higher percentage than is typical from Wall), and Wall also had decent defensive stats (2 steals and a block), but Noah’s defensive stats were epic: 6 blocks and three steals!  And Noah was only 2 assists shy of a triple-double.  DeMarcus Cousins also had a solid night, as did Paul Millsap, but it seems clear that given his assist and rebound totals, coupled with his stellar defensive stats, that Noah is the obvious choice this evening.

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John Wall posted an evening-high 33 points to lead the Wizards past the Nets.

John Wall posted an evening-high 33 points to lead the Wizards past the Nets.

Top Performances:

Paul George: 30 points (9/19), 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals

Drew Gooden: 21 points (8/11), 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block

Kenneth Faried: 25 points (9/13), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block

Thaddeus Young: 20 points (8/19), 7 rebounds, 6 steals, 3 assists

Carmelo Anthony: 23 points (8/16), 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist

John Wall: 33 points (10/15), 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block

DeMarcus Cousins: 25 points (10/21), 14 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists

Joakin Noah: 23 points (9/15), 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 blocks, 3 steals

Paul Millsap: 24 points (6/17), 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks

Michael Carter-Williams: 23 points (10/16), 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

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