Line of the Night: Rememberence Day Edition

Lance Stephenson recorded his first career triple double last night!

Lance Stephenson recorded his first career triple double last night!

Boston has extended their winning streak to four games with a win over the Magic, who are now on a three-game skid; Avery Bradley scored a game-high 24 points.  That Atlanta Hawks put down the Charlotte Bobcats; Al Horford posted a game-high 24 points.  The Cavaliers fell to the Bulls; nobody broke the 20-point mark.  The Raptors got double-doubles out of three starters (Amir Johnson, Rudy Gay and Jonas Valanciunas), but it was not enough to fend off the Rockets who soundly beat the Raptors.  Dwight was a basket away from a 20/20 game, and Harden (26 points, 3 rebounds, 10 assists,  3 steal, 1 block) lead the Rockets’ starters in scoring, but Jeremy Lin came off the bench to drop in 31 points and help secure the overtime win for the Rockets.  Paul

Dwight Howard posted another 20+ rebound game, earning Line of the Night honours.

Dwight Howard posted another 20+ rebound game, earning Line of the Night honours.

George lead the Pacers with 23 points as they extended their undefeated streak to eight games. Lance Stephenson recorded his first career triple-double (13 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists).  In what may be a preview of this season’s Western-Conference Finals, the T-Wolves met up with the Clippers and got 23 or more points out of three players (Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic an Kevin Martin), but it was not enough as the Clippers earned a win with strong double-doubles from three of their starters.  The Spurs pulled their starters out earl and let the bench finish up a game that was already in hand as they rolled over the 76ers.  Michale Carter-Williams had a poor scoring night, but he did records 3 steals and 3 blocks.  Remember how Brandon Jennings said he was going to be a pass-first point guard in Detroit?  And how he said there was nobody to pass to in Milwaukee and that was the only reason he shot so much?  Well guess what.  He doesn’t remember that. 

Rudy Gay had a strong all-around game, but his 29 points would have been more impressive if he didn't need to take 37 shots to get them.

Rudy Gay had a strong all-around game, but his 29 points would have been more impressive if he didn’t need to take 37 shots to get them.

Jennings handily lead the Piston in attempted field goals with 24!  He, of course, only hit 11 of those shots, while teammates Greg Monroe (.529) and Andre Drummond (.889) show WELL over the .458 Jennings posted.  Detroit, surprisingly, lost the game to Portland Trailblazers.  Portland got double-double from Robin Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge.  And, finally, the Utah Jazz preserved their unbeaten winless streak with a convincing loss to the Denver Nuggets.  Denver got double-doubles from Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson, while Utah got a 20/10 game from Derrick Favors. 

I love me a 3D game as much as the next guy, but Dwight had a huge night.  No doubt in my mind that Line of the Night should go to Dwight, not just for the huge night on the boards, but also for the five blocks he recorded. 

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

Top Performers

Jeremy Lin lead all scorers last night, coming off bench for 31 points.

Jeremy Lin lead all scorers last night, coming off bench for 31 points.

Rudy Gay: 29 points (11/37), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 1 block

Harden: 26 points, 3 rebounds, 10 assists,  3 steal, 1 block

Dwight Howard: 18 points, 24 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 5 blocks

Lin: 31 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block

Lance Stephenson: 13 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists

Kevin Love: 23 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists,

Blake Griffin: 25 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists

Chris Paul: 21 points, 11 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals

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