Saturday Morning Suicides: LeBron James kills Hornets with a sledgehammer in Miami Heat’s 108-89 victory over New Orleans
LeBron James continues to soar above his detractors.
Hatred continued to spill from the lips of Miami Heat antagonists in the wake of their first loss in 28 games. The latest to chime in was Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge who called LeBron James speaking out against the physical play of the Chicago Bulls Thursday night “almost embarrassing”. Heat GM Pat Riley responded by advising Ainge to “STFU”! James responded with 36 points including 7-10 from beyond the arc in Miami’s 108-89 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.
Magic 97 – Wizards 92 – Washington dominated the boards 55-41, but shot 37 percent from the floor. Tobias Harris led Orlando with 30 points and 11 rebounds. John Wall scored a game-high 35 points for the Wizards.
Celtics 118 – Hawks 107 – The Celtics won a critical game against the Hawks. Jeff Green continued his inspiring play with 27 points for Boston. Mike Scott scored 19 points for Atlanta off the bench.
Knicks 111 – Bobcats 102 – J.R. Smith became the first player to score 30 points or more in a reserve role since Ricky Pierce. Smith led the Knicks with 37 points. Carmelo Anthony finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds. Gerald Henderson led theCharlotte with 35 points.
Raptors 99 – Pistons 82 – Neither team shot great from beyond the arc, but the Raptors were able to outscore the Pistons by 21 points in the 3rd quarter. Rudy Gay led Toronto with 21 points. Jonas Jerebko led Detroit with 20 points.
76ers 97 – Cavaliers 87 – The 76ers used a 32-point 3rd quarter to open up the game. Evan Turner finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds. C.J. Miles led Cleveland with 19 points.
Grizzlies 103 – Rockets 84 – Zach Randolph posted a signature double-double with 21 points and 12 boards in Memphis’ victory. Chandler Parsons led Houston with 16 points.
Heat 108 – Hornets 89 – Dwyane Wade finished with 17 points and 9 assists for Miami. Ryan Anderson led New Orleans with 20 points.
T-Wolves 101 – Thunder 93 – Minnesota stunned the Thunder by forcing 16 turnovers and winning the rebounding battle 46-41. Nikola Pekovic led the T-Wolves with 22 points and 15 boards. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with a game-high 36 points.
Spurs 104 – Clippers 102 – Tim Duncan hit a jumper with 2.2 seconds remaining to give San Antonio the win. Duncan finished with 34 points and 11 rebounds. Blake Griffin had 18 points and Chris Paul handed out 12 assists for Los Angeles.
Nuggets 109 – Nets 87 – Rookie Evan Fournier scored a career-high 17 points filling in for Ty Lawson. Andre Iguodala handed out 8 assists for Denver. Deron Williams led the Nets with 19 points.
Jazz 105 – Trail Blazers 95 – The win moved the struggling Jazz into a tie with the Lakers for the final playoff spot in the West. Mo Williams led the Jazz with 28 points and Paul Milsap finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Damian Lillard led Portland with 24 points. J.J. Hickson grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds.
One of my favorites.