Nov 3, 2010, 4:41 AM EDT
What you missed while you were watching the election results roll in, then drinking to celebrate or drown your sorrows…
Sixers at the Wizards — better known as No. 1 John Wall vs. No. 2 Evan Turner — was our game of the night, get the details here.
Magic at the Knicks was postponed due to asbestos falling from the ceiling at Madison Square Garden.
Hawks 100, Cavaliers 88: This one looked like a runaway early as the Hawks forced Cavalier turnovers, got out and ran and just ran away from Cleveland all the way to a 17 point lead. Then in the third the Hawks shot just 25 percent, the Cavs were 9-17. And suddenly we had a ballgame.
The Hawks pulled away late thanks to a strong final quarter from Jamal Crawford and Marvin Williams.
Celtics 109, Pistons 86: Boston brought the balance, with five players in double-figures. One of them was not Rajon Rondo, who had 17 assists but no turnovers. This one was never really close. But look at the bright side Pistons fans, at least it wasn’t a blowout.
Heat 121, Timberwolves 96: The Timberwoves hung in for the first half, better know as the Dwyane Wade show, what with his 22 points before the break. The second half was all LeBron James show ant that left the Wolves in the dust. James had 14 third quarter points, and after a 20-1 Heat run it was all over. Michael Beasley held his own against his old squad — 11 points on 4 of 9 shooing and a couple of boards — until he had to be helped off the floor after bruising his hip.
Trail Blazer 91, Bucks 76: The Bucks were up 6 and looking good after a quarter, then the Blazers defense tightened a little while the Bucks went ice cold. The Bucks missed everything, John Salmons in particular looked off (he was 2 of 14) and as a team Milwaukee was 3 of 15 from three. The Blazers continue to impress.
Lakers 124, Grizzlies 105: Another Lakers blowout win where the offense was unstoppable and he defense not great. Although, it’s a little hard to judge because of all the garbage time. Phil Jackson was bored and started playing around with lineup combos, playing Derrick Caracter at the five or leaving Lamar Odom out with the second unit (as it will be when Bynum gets right).
The time on Team USA has done Rudy Gay some good — he seems to be attacking the rim and even posting up a little now. Which is why he put up 30 on the Lakers, He should still do more though, he was 2 of 7 on deep twos.