Line of the Night: November 16th

Serge Ibaka, known for his shot blocking, had a huge night on the glass.

Serge Ibaka, known for his shot blocking, had a huge night on the glass.

The Net visited the Clippers and Jason Kidd had to watch another loss pile up on his rather unimpressive coaching record.  Blake Griffin posted a game-high 30 points, DeAndre Jordan posted a game-high 16 rebounds and Chris Paul posted a game-high 13 assists.  The Golden State Warriors got a win over the Utah Jazz.  Serge Ibaka led all rebounders with 20 boards as the Thunder put down the Bucks.  Keven Durant and Russell Westbrook both score 20+ points in the win.  The Pelicans took advantage of an injury depleted 76ers roster as they won in drastic fashion: 135-98. WHERE WAS THE DEFENCE?!?!?!?  Anthony Davis led all players in blocks with 8.  Vitor Faverino has a strong defensive game with 3 steals and 4 blocks, but the Celtics still fell to the T-Wolves who got 20/10 games from Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic.  Ty Lawson had an MVP-worthy performance that featured 28 points and 17 assists, but it was not enough as the Houston Rockets defeated the Denver Nuggets: 122-111.  Omer Asik, who is rumoured to have requested a trade, got a DNP:CD for the game.  The Indiana Pacers were the only undefeated team going into last night’s game, but the Chicago Bulls successfully defended their home court and ended the Pacers’ 9-game winning streak.  The Hawks saw 8 players reach double figures in scoring as they handed the Knicks another loss as the bench was brought out early to clean up.  Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 23 points.  The Washington Wizards are one game closer to firing their head coach as they dropped yet another game, this time to Cavs, who were themselves struggling.  Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 41 points.  Dallas put down the Orlando Magic, and the Heat brought out the bench early to finish off the Bobcats.  LeBron James scored a game-high 30 points in 32 minutes.

Kyrie Irving posted an amazing 41 points last night.

Kyrie Irving posted an amazing 41 points last night.

It’s hard to argue with a 41-point performance, especially when it was achieved with 28 shots, so giving Kyrie Irving my vote is tempting.  Ibaka had an amazing rebounding night, and Davis was a monster around the rim with those blocks, but perhaps the best performance of the night was from Ty Lawson.  Though he didn’t score as much as Irving, he did post nearly 30 points on only 19 shots.  It is his assist total that really makes the case for him though. 

To find out how the readers at ProSportsDaily voted, go here, and be sure to cast your own vote. 

Top Performers:

Ty Lawson posted 28 points AND 17 assists!

Ty Lawson posted 28 points AND 17 assists!

LeBron James: 30 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Kyrie Irving: 41 points (14/28), 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Carmelo: 23 points (8/23), 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Ty Lawson: 28 points (11/19), 17 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block

Nikola Pekovic: 20 points (8/9), 12 rebounds, 1 steal

Kevin Love: 24 points (7/16), 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Anthony Davis: 13 points, 9 rebounds, 8 blocks, 2 steals, 1 assist

Serge Ibaka: 15 points, 20 rebounds, 1 assists, 4 blocks

Blake Griffin: 30 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Chris Paul: 12 points, 13 assists, 7 rebounds, 3 steals


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