Saturday, January 3, 2009

Quick Hits: Sat 1/3

  • Looks like Kevin Martin is back. After scoring 20 in his first two games back from a major ankle injury, he put up 45 pts on only 24 shots, including 7 treys in a loss against the Pacers.
  • Jarrett Jack is continuing to get the starts at PG for Indiana, despite T.J. Ford being healthy. Keep an eye on this.
  • The Atlanta backcourt continues to impress. They scored a huge upset win against the Rockets on Mike Bibby's 3 in the final seconds. Joe Johnson had a season high 14 assists.
  • Boris Diaw continues to get it done. 21pts, 6 reb, 7 ast in a win against the Bucks.
  • Both Yi Jianlian and Michael Beasley were effective in 35 mins + tonight; looks like the coaches took my advice to let them play.
  • Additionally, Tyrus Thomas was given 33 mins to play, and responded with 15 pts, 8 reb, and an astounding 8 blocked shots!!
  • Kevin Love posted a respectable double-double (18-12) off the bench.
  • Dwyane Wade was once again an absolute fantasy beast: 29 pts, 8 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl, 4 blk.
  • Keyon Dooling filled in quite nicely for Devin Harris with 23 pts and 7 ast.
  • Samuel Dalembert's disappointing season continues, as he only picked up 2 pts and 3 reb in 16 minutes. With Elton Brand on the shelf, this is incredibly puzzling.
  • Tony Parker gives the Spurs another buzzer beater victory.
  • Peja Stojakovic is getting quality outside looks, knocking down 4 triples now on consecutive nights. If this becomes a trend, the Hornets can be deadly with an inside-outside game with Paul, West, and Peja.

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