Celtics 94 – Rockets 74
If your gonna lose to anyone, it might as well be the best team in the league. Kevin Garnett lead the way for the Celtics in their late second half push with 22 points. The Celtics outscored the Rockets 32-16 the third quarter and didn’t look back, beating the Rockets 94-74.
The Rockets 22 game win streak was snapped with this loss. This was their first loss in nearly two months when they lost to the Jazz at home on January 27th.
The Celtics did a good job of stopping Tracy McGrady in this one. T-mac started out with 6 points in the first quarter but had just 2 points for the rest of the game to finish with 8 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. Tough game for him but he isn’t worried about it. Which he shouldn’t be.
After the game, Kevin Garnett shot down the comments of his former GM Glen Taylor.
Pistons 136 – Nuggets 120
There was good news and bad news for the Nuggets last night. Against one of the leagues top defensive teams, they managed to score 120 points. The bad news is that they gave up 136 points. The Pistons topped the Nuggets (which they usually do) 136-120.
If only the Nuggets could play the Sonics every night.
Lakers 102 – Mavericks 100
The Lakers almost managed to blow a 25 point lead in this one but they didn’t. Dirk Nowitzki missed the 3 pointer that would’ve given the Mavs the win at the buzzer. The Lakers won this won 102-100 in the end despite being outscored 62-45 in the second half.
Kobe Bryant scored 29 points in this and had a nifty spinning layup thingy.