Weekly NBA Rundown: November 26th – December 2nd

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December 3, 2012 9:39 AM by Braxton

Nets Celtics Fight

One day after I wrote an article for B-Minus Blogs about the Washington Wizards and their brutal 0-12 start, they beat the Portland Trail Blazers 84-82. Even though they are a horrible team, this was a team win. Every player that played for the Wizards scored, with the big contributor being Jordan Crawford who scored 19 points in 26 minutes off the bench. If any Wizards fans want to their team to start winning more games, I will gladly accept cash to write more articles about them.

When Gregg Popovich and the Spurs flew into Miami to take on the Heat, four things were out of place. Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green were sent home. They weren’t injured, Popovich was just doing what he normally does: rest his superstars during the regular season from time-to-time. They were playing there fifth game in seven nights, and this isn’t the first time Popovich has done this. David Stern wanting his fans to see the best of every team, fined the Spurs $250,00 for doing a “disservice to our league and our fans”, said Commissioner Stern.

The Memphis Grizzlies have always been a team that is just “there.” They are always a playoff team, but not usually a contender. This year however, things look different. The Grizz boast a 12-3 record and sit atop the Western Conference. The big difference this year is that they are getting key contributions from their bench. Jerryd Bayless, Wayne Ellington, Quincy Pondexter, and Mareese Speights have really made this team what they are so far.

Lines of the Week:

Russell Westbrook vs. Utah: 23 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists, and 7 steals.

Antawn Jamison vs. Denver: 33 points, 12 rebounds, 13-of-19 shooting, and 5-for-10 from behind the arc.

Larry Sanders @ Minnesota: 10 points, 12 rebounds, 10 blocks, and 0 turnovers.

Moment of the Week:

When the Brooklyn Nets played the Boston Celtics, everybody knew it was going to be a good game. The Nets came out on top, 95-83, thanks to a 17-point performance from Jerry “No, I haven’t retired yet” Stackhouse. It wasn’t a play that happened in the game, but more of a situation. A scuffle happened, with Rajon Rondo, Kris Humphries, Kevin Garnett, and Gerald Wallace being the main culprits. In the end, Kris Humphries looked like he got in a cat fight, obtaining multiple scratches from Rajon Rondo. Seriously, dude must have freakishly long nails.

Rookie Report:

#1 pick Anthony Davis had a monster game against the Milwaukee Bucks, finished with 28 points on 10-14 shooting, and 11 rebounds. Surely a sign of things to come for the potential superstar.

Highlight of the Week:

In double overtime against the Cavaliers, the Trail Blazers needed a big shot when they found themselves down 117-115 with 2.5 seconds left. Off the inbounds pass from Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum hit a tough 3-pointer from the corner to seel a 118-117 victory for Portland.

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