Paul George was banging threes, dunking on the break and at one point, he even murdered Jason Terry‘s transition layup so hard that we thought the JET might not ever fly again. Dude dropped one of the most randomly ridiculous fantasy lines we’ve seen this year: 30 points, nine rebounds, five assists, five steals and seven treys. All of this came against one of the hottest teams and one of the best defenses in the league in Indiana’s 98-87 win in Dallas. The Mavs got 30 from Dirk, but it seems the worse he plays this year, the better they do … Deron Williams lost the game for New Jersey. All he had to do was get a pass to Anthony Morrow in the corner and we could’ve booked a game-tying triple. Morrow was that money, and was hitting pull-ups from Long Island all night, finishing with 42 points and eight treys. But on their last chance, D-Will (14 assists) lost the rock and the Nets lost the game to Minnesota. Williams and Morrow were playing keep-away from their teammates down the stretch, and it would’ve worked had the Wolves just missed a freebie or two (18-for-18 in the second half) … Did anyone have a better play last night than this one from Ricky Rubio (10 points, 10 assists, six steals)? … Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and 11 rebounds. What? … Houston rode seven players in double figures (four off the bench) in an 18-point win over Phoenix. The most comedic moment of the night came in the second quarter when Jordan Hill tried what looked like a fallaway hook shot. Immediately, the Houston color guys flat out said, “It’s never gone in and it never will.” Way to roast your own player … The Lakers survived a battle in Denver, beating the Nuggets 93-89 in one of the most physical (and craziest) games of the year. Andrew Bynum went for 22 and 10 in the win … Orlando withstood a furious Cleveland rally and another dose of “Hack-a-Howard” to win by eight behind their center (19 points, 16 rebounds, eight blocks). We’re just happy they scored more than 65 … 64 to 37. How do you lose on the glass by 27 to the Raptors, a team that plays a bunch of skinny forwards inside? Washington just didn’t show up, and Toronto whipped them 106-89 … And Brandon Knight (26 points, seven assists) led Detroit to a surprising eight-point win over the Bucks. The rookie was thankfully involved in enough highlights – he was dunked on by Larry Sanders, and another time dropped (okay, BJ was tripped) Jennings before canning a triple – to overshadow Vanilla Ice performing at halftime … We’re out like Jordan Hill’s hook.
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