Tip-Off for 3/7/13 (featuring MF Doom and Ghostface): Blake Griffin banks an Oscar; Heat win Sweet 16th
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Blake Griffin pulls down one of his eleven rebounds against the Bucks.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin posted his third career triple double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Clippers knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks 117-101. The Bucks are 1-12 on the road against the Clippers since the 2000-01 season.
LeBron James scored on a streaking layup with a little more than 3 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Miami Heat a 97-96 over the Orlando Magic. The Heat blew a 20-point lead before winning their franchise record 16th game in succession.
MarShon Brooks slams home two.
Nets 99 – Bobcats 88 – Brooklyn won the battle on the boards 49-29. Joe Johnson led the Nets with 22 points and Reggie Evans grabbed 16 rebounds. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led the Bobcats with 17 points.
Cavaliers 104 – Jazz 101 – The Jazz have lost two in a row. Kyrie Irving finished with 20 points and 10 assists for the Cavaliers. Gordon Hayward led Utah with a game-high 25 points.
Celtics 93 – Pacers 91 – The Celtics are within striking distance of the 4th seed in the East — winning their 4th game in a row. Kevin Garnett led Boston with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Paul George had 16 points and David West grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pacers.
Hawks 107 – 76ers 96 – The Sixers fell behind early and never recovered. Damien Wilkins finished with 21 points and Jrue Holiday had 12 assists for Philly. Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 27 points and 11 assists.
Heat 97 – Magic 96 – LeBron James led all players with 26 points. Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 25 points and 20 rebounds.
Knicks 87 – Pistons 77 – The Knicks were without Carmelo Anthony — who is recovering from a knee injury. Raymond Felton led the Knicks with 26 points. Jose Calderon led the Pistons with a game-high 16 assists.
Grizzlies 91 – Trail Blazers 85 – Memphis has won 9 of their last 10 games. The Grizzlies outscored the Blazers 53-35 in the second half. Marc Gasol finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Damian Lillard led Portland with 20 points.
Lakers 108 – Hornets 102 – The Lakers rallied back from a 25 point hole by allowing only 9 points by the Hornets in the 4th quarter. Kobe Bryant finished with 42 points and 12 rebounds. Eric Gordon led New Orleans with 18 points.
T-Wolves 87 – Wizards 82 – Washington dropped their 23 game on the road this season. Derrick Williams led Minnesota with 19 points and 8 assists. John Wall finished with 19 points and 7 assists.
Mavericks 112 – Houston 108 – The Mavericks won a big game against their inner-state rivals. Shawn Marion led Dallas with 22 points. James Harden led the Rockets with 28 points and 9 assists.
Spurs 101 – Bulls 83 – The Spurs held the Bulls to 31 points in the second half. Tim Duncan finished with 18 points and 10 boards. Marco Belinelli led the Bulls with 21 points and 7 assists.
Raptors 98 – Suns 71 – Phoenix was done after the first quarter, scoring only 47 points the rest of the way. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 15 points. Luis Scola led the Suns with 8 assists.
Clippers 117 – Bucks 101 – Jamal Crawford led Los Angeles with 25 points. Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 22 points and Brandon Jennings handed out 12 assists.
Warriors 87 – Kings 83 – Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 20 points and David Lee grabbed 10 rebounds. Jason Thompson led the Kings with 17 points and 8 rebounds.
The NBA MVP watch (Mike and McGoutry).
Dwight Howard’s ex-teammates strike back (Mike and McGoutry).
Bernard Hopkins is in the ring this weekend (IFWT).
10 Best NBA celebrations (Dime Magazine).
Being white in Philadelphia (Philly Magazine).
Being white and racist in Philadelphia: A response (Washington Post).
A blast from the past (Hip Hop’s Golden Age).
I hope the Sixers are on this list (Mike and McGoutry).