Tip-Off for 11/1/12 (featuring Dilated Peoples): James Harden cleared for take off in Houston; Anthony Davis Debuts for New Orleans; LA Lakers fall in Portland

(Toledo Blade.com)

James Harden’s 37 points outshined the debut of teammate Jeremy Lin.

James Harden wasted little time getting used to his starting role as a Houston Rocket. In his season debut against the Detroit Pistons, the prized shooting guard scored 37 points and handed out 12 assists in a 105-96 victory.  

Here’s a recap of last night’s action.

Sixers 84 – Denver 75 – Andre Iguodala scored 11 points in his return to Philly. Spencer Hawes had 16 points 12 rebounds and 5 blocks filling in for Andrew Bynum. Jrue Holiday handed out 12 assists, and was rewarded with a contract extension.

Pacers 90 – Raptors 88 – David West had 25 points and Paul George pulled down 15 boards for the Pacers. Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 7 assists for the Raptors.

Rockets 105 – Pistons 96 – Jeremy had 12 points and 8 assists to counter Harden’s huge night. Brandon Knight had 15 points and 4 assists for the Pistons.

Bulls 93 – Kings 87 – Joakim Noah scored 23 for the Bulls. Tyreke Evans led the Kings with 21.

Spurs 99 – Hornets 95 – Anthony Davis scored 21 points to go with 7 rebounds in his NBA debut. Tim Duncan countered with 24 and 11 for the Spurs.

Jazz 113 – Mavs 94 – Marvin Williams paced the Jazz with 21 points. Paul Milsap grabbed 15 rebounds. Darren Collison had 17 points and 7 assists for Dallas.

Warriors 87 – Suns 85 – Carl Landry had 17 and Klay Thompson 14 for the Warriors. Goran Dragic finished with 17 and 8 in his debut as the Suns point guard.  

Clippers 101 – Grizzlies 92 – Jamal Crawford got off to a hot start with 29 points, Chris Paul handed out 12 assists. Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies with 25. 

Blazers 116 – Lakers 106 – Dwight Howard was huge with 33 and 14. Steve Nash suffered a shin injury. Kobe Byant finished with 30 points in 38 minutes. Rookie Damian Lilliard finished with 23 points and 11 assists for the Blazers.

The Lineup:

Sandy may rank as 5th costliest hurricane in history (So Raspy).

Early candidate for NBA Sixth Man of the Year. (Dime Magazine).

Taj Gibson inks new deal with Bulls (Mike and McGoutry).

Jamal Crawford shakes up Rudy Gay (Yahoo).

Chad’s “groupie” goes after Evelyn (In Flex We Trust).

Beware of Human Trafficking (Dr. Wilson).

Wizards Bradley Beal on his rookie debut (Washington Post).

NBA report card for last night’s games (CBS Sports).

Brian Scalabrine on why Rajon Rondo will win NBA MVP (Dime Magazine).

New Nike Air Force 1 mid (Nike Blog).



2 Responses to “Tip-Off for 11/1/12 (featuring Dilated Peoples): James Harden cleared for take off in Houston; Anthony Davis Debuts for New Orleans; LA Lakers fall in Portland”

  1. D.N. says:

    Everywhere we went last night, basketball was on a tv. Halloween was fun but geez NBA ..timing?!..I look forward to this every day and your positive slant. You even made my Lakers sound good. I like your style.