Thursday, 13 January 2011
THROUGH THE WIRE: WEDNESDAY (01/12/10)
24. The Sacramento Kings will have to go on a little bit longer without their young prince. Reigning Rookie Of The Year, Tyreke Evans is still sidelined with a sprained ankle. Evans did not play for Sacto' last night and is doubtful for today's clash against reigning NBA champion runners up, Boston. The Kings could use the appointment of Evans royal, 17.2 point per game. The triple double player is above average and one crowning achievement for a franchise in the dungeons. With little else in the tank and a road trip showing up this team as unleaded, the Kings will wish they kept the sharp, offensive set of Kevin Martin.
48. When asbestos in a caved in, Madison Square Garden roof postponed a November clash between the New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic, it was the first time in 14 years an NBA game had been 'rained off'. This took a lot of people by disappointment and surprise (including this British writer who was on holiday and had tickets). Well now the second game in 14 years has been postponed between the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks. This writer has every sympathy for people in the ATL area and travelling Milwaukee fans as the buck stops here. Tuesday's Eastern conference clash at the Philips Arena has been shut down due to severe weather conditions in Atlanta. Due to icy roads the game is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, back at the Philips Arena. A lot of roads in the greater Atlanta have been closed due to the effects of the snow storm. So yet again in a league where amazing happens another indoor game has been called off in account of rain...or in this case ice.
82. The Lakers didn't handle the Cleveland Cavaliers last night...they manhandled them. There was no Cleveland show last night as the Lakers held the Cavs to an opposing, franchise record low 55 points. It looked like Cleveland only had a half to play as by the final buzzer the Cavaliers only had 57 points to L.A's 112. This is the Lakers biggest margin of victory since 1972. That's before Shaq, before Magic and before 'Cap. It was the Lake Show's third-largest victory in history. Still it was a new defensive record for the Lakers after allowing 66 points by Charlotte back in the Shaq/Kobe three-peat days of 2002. Kobe "absolutely" felt sorry for former Laker and Cleveland coach, Byron Scott. Still after the 'Showtime' destroyed the Lakers, 80's babies squad Kobe was asked if any of his sympathy was extended to the Cavalier team, "None," Bryant replied. "You forget who you're talking to." Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum both had 15 points, while Kobe and Pau had 13 apiece. The Lakers other biggest wins where 56 points against Detroit in 1966 and 63 points against Golden State in '72. This weeks game is still one for the record books however.
O.T. "Karma is a b****. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!", I guess it's still on between LeBron and Cleveland now. As LeBron tweeted about the Lakers 55 drubbing of his former Cleveland Cavalier team. Cleveland are really going to love him now...Nick Young also hit big, the rookie point had 43 as his Wizards put a spell on the Kings in overtime...with alll this trade talk surrounding Denver duo, Anthony and Billups, the Nuggets took it out on the Suns, routing them and ending a three game slide...the Pacers also ended a 9 game losing streak on the road as Indiana beat the Philadelphia 76ers...Manu Ginoboili also led the NBA best Spurs to a victory over Minnesota...where the most improved Knicks beat Portland thanks to their man Stoudemire's 23. That's Amare! TIM DAVID HARVEY.