Thursday, January 29, 2009

Three random observations ...

... about the NBA:

1. There was little cause for discontent on the surface of the Celtics win at home over the Kings by a healthy 119-100 margin. But Boston's two point guards, Rajon Rondo and Eddie House, were the two leading scorers and together took almost as many shots (28) as Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen combined. That's why the Celtics are after a veteran point guard who is a distributor first.

2. You have to hand it to the Hornets' reserves last night, who responded to 4-for-25 combined shooting from Chris Paul and James Posey with enough firepower to get by Denver 94-81. Peja Stojakovic played like the key cog the team needs him to be, with 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting, but the other major contribution came from Devin Brown, the 11th man into the game, who had 18 points and made all three of his three-pointers. The team as a whole made two out of every three shots from the floor aside from Paul and Posey.

3. Al Jefferson and Kevin Love have pretty recognizable names, but they're strangers to defense, or at least they were last night against the Pistons. Detroit went to a big lineup after starting small and exploited the T'Wolves' weaknesses. Rasheed Wallace (25 points, 10 rebounds), Antonio McDyess (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Jason Maxiell battered Minnesota inside.

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