Baron Davis missed the morning shoot around because he was feeling ill, he got booed every time he touched the ball but despite all of that, he was able to lead the Warriors past the streaking Hornets in a 116-103 victory.
The Hornets have been this years biggest surprise with the top record in the Western Conference but they couldn’t stop the Warriors emotional leaders, Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson who put in 23 and 26 points respectively.
Don’t make Lebron angry
So the Blazers tried and they were able to get into Lebron James’ head and frustrate him a bit. Not enough though. James, who was stifled with a couple of a blocked shots, decided that enough was enough and it was time to take over in the fourth quarter, which has been his trademark this season.
James scored 17 points in the fourth as well as the reverse layup that put the Cavs up with less than a second to go in the game. Not a bad time to take your first lead in the second half.
The Cavs topped the Blazers 84-83 to win their fifth straight road win. That was the first time they have done that since 1998. They have also finally jelled together, winning 13 or their last 16 games. Watch out for this team in the playoffs. Everyone’s talking about the Pistons and the Celtics, and rightfully so but this team can definitely make some noise in the playoffs this season.
Around the League
- Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points, Chris Bosh had 16, and the Toronto Raptors used a 33-point second quarter and a flurry of 3-pointers to beat the Washington Wizards 122-83.
- Hedo Turkoglu had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Rashard Lewis scored 19 points and the Orlando Magic needed 12 consecutive points in the final quarter before pulling away and beating the undermanned Miami Heat 107-91.
- Andre Iguodala scored 18 points and Andre Miller had 14 to lead Philadelphia to a 112-69 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
- Al Jefferson racks up 26 points and 20 rebounds and Ryan Gomes adds 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Timberwolves beat the Bulls, 83-67.
- Allen Iverson had 32 points and 12 assists, and the Denver Nuggets used a late run to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 106-102.
- Deron Williams had 22 points and 12 assists for his fifth straight double-double, and the Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 100-89 victory over the New York Knicks.
- Brad Miller had 22 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 105-91 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
- Rookie Al Thornton scored a season-high 33 points and the Los Angeles Clippers held off a furious late rally by the Atlanta Hawks for a 95-88 victory.