Tip-Off for 11/20/12 (featuring Steely Dan) LA Clippers, Chris Paul finish Spurs late; Nuggets snap Grizzlies 8-game win streak
Tim Duncan was on the receiving end of this Blake Griffin finish.
The Los Angeles Clippers remind me of the kid in the neighborhood who everyone picked on until he was able to see his peers eye to eye. The Clippers sized up the San Antonio Spurs as they continued their early march through the Western Conference with a 92-87 victory last night.
In Memphis, the Grizzlies had their 8-game winning streak broken by the Denver Nuggets in an entertaining contest. The Nuggets scored the game’s last 9 points to escape with a 97-92 win.
Pacers 96 – Wizards 89 – With 9 consecutive losses to open the season, the Wizards remain the NBA’s only winless franchise. Rookie Bradley Beal led Washington with 18 points. The Pacers David West led all scorers with 30 points.
Bobcats 102 – Bucks 98 –Feel free to do the math on how long it took the Bobcats to win their fifth game last season, let alone reach .500. Charlotte accomplished both last night. Ramon Sessions led the Bobcats with 23 points. Monta Ellis of the Bucks led all scorers with 31.
Hawks 81 – Magic 72 – The Hawks won their second game in a row. The Hawks frontcourt chipped in big in last night’s the victory. Al Horford scored 15 points and Zaza Pachulia grabbed 11 boards. Glen Davis led the Magic with 11 points.
Nuggets 97 – Grizzlies 82 – The Denver Nuggets at 5-6 are still looking to find themselves in the early part of the season. Danilo Gallinari led all scorers with 28 points. Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies with 22 points. Zach Randolph finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds — giving him a double-double in every game this season.
Warriors 105 – Mavs 101 (ot) – Steph Curry scored 20 of his game-high 31 points in the 4th quarter. Harrison Barnes (20 points, 12 rebounds) and David Lee (17 points and 19 boards) tallied impressive double-doubles. O.J. Mayo led Dallas with 27 points. Chris Kaman grabbed 17 rebounds for the Mavs.
Clippers 92 – Spurs 87 – The Clippers won their sixth straight game behind Chris Paul’s 19 points and 8 assists. Blake Griffin added 13 rebounds. Tim Duncan paced the Spurs with 20 points and 14 boards.
Jazz 102 – Rockets 91 – The Jazz pushed their record to 6-6 and remained undefeated at home (4-0). Gordon Hayward led the Jazz in scoring with 15 points while Al Jefferson grabbed 16 boards. The Rockets — who lost their third in a row were led by Patrick Patterson with 19 points. Chandler Parsons grabbed 10 boards and handed out 5 assists.
Worker swims to work amid Sandy flood waters (NBC NY).
NYC restaurants are still closed (Bar Taste).
Mavs interested in Derek Fisher (Sports Road House).
Drake disses Chris Brown at the AMA’s (In Flex We Trust).
Here is the Sheila E.drummer (Paperli).
Atlantic Tropical Weather outlook (US Hurricane Center).
Bill Clinton headed to the Middle East to defuse Gaza conflict (NY Times).
Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins each fined $25,000 (NBA Thunder).
S/O to my college buddy Tony who swore by Steely Dan.