Celtics 93 – Spurs 91
The Celtics could’ve easily packed it in last night. After an embarassing first half where they were down by as many as 22, they rallied to come back on the road against the champs for the win.
They didn’t and with big nights from Paul Pierce (22 points), Kevin Garnett (21 points), Rajon Rondo (20 points) and Sam Cassell (17 points), they made the comeback in the second half to pull out the narrow 93-91 win over the Spurs. The champs have lost 4 in a row and 6 out of their last 7. They better get this handled now, or else they may be a 4th seed in the playoffs, or worse.
The Spurs lost this one at home, despite Robert Horry’s best attempt to get inside the opponents head.
Bulls 97 – Hornets 108
Chris Paul is making his bid for MVP this season legit with performances like the one last night. He single-handedly took over the game in the second half and finished with game highs of 37 points and 13 rebounds. Paul lead the Hornets to a very thrilling 108-97 win over the Bulls after trailing most of the second half.
Magic 104 – Cavaliers 90
The Magic shot better from 3 points than they did from the rest of the field. They shot 14 of 32 from the 3 point line. Dwight Howard handled the rest scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. This helped the Magic take a 2-1 season series lead on the Cavs with their 104-90 victory.
Hawks 105 – Wizards 96
The Hawks currently have the longest postseason drought in the league. It’s been nearly 10 years since the Hawks last made the playoffs but that may end this year. With their 105-96 win over the Wizards last night the Hawks moved past the Nets for the 8th spot. Watch out for the squads that are fighting and clawing for the last playoff spots. Unless of course they are the Hawks who manage to find a way to miss the playoffs like no other.