Jeremy Lin Outplays Kobe Bryant; Chris Paul Hits A Game-Winner

By: 02.11.12
Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Jordan Brand)

Chris Paul (24 points) might’ve hit his biggest shot yet as a Clipper. With one of the best defenders in the game slobbering all over him, CP3 spun in the lane and faded away as far as he could, finding the room to net the J and give the Clippers a huge 78-77 win in Philadelphia. The Sixers probably think they blew this one: up double-digits in the first half, and having multiple opportunities to make something happen down the stretch. But still, they went 4-3 in one of the toughest seven game stretches possible … Another Malik Rose shining moment: On Reggie Evans – “He couldn’t shoot if you put him in a gun range” … Brandon Jennings played with a point to make (no All-Star?), going for 24 and eight, and a huge layup in the closing minute, in Milwaukee’s one-point win over Cleveland … While Antawn Jamison went off for the first time in a long while (34 points, 11 rebounds), it was Christian Eyenga who provided the highlight, driving baseline for a facial on three Bucks … Is Kevin Love the best power forward in the game? Dirk doesn’t think so. The old reliable had 33 points as Dallas went into Minny and won by seven. Love responded with 32 and 12 of his own … Derrick Williams had a crazy putback dunk … In regrettable nicknames, the Minnesota TV crew has started dubbing Nikola Pekovic “Tyrannosaurus Pek” … Memphis had 21 from Rudy Gay in a huge 98-92 home win against the Pacers … In other news, Charlotte lost 95-64 to the Bulls, who didn’t even have Derrick Rose and were led by Joakim Noah (17 points, 14 rebounds). Even at 68, we bet Paul Silas could start for his squad right now. They are like the real life version of “The Walking Dead” … The best part about Bobcats games are actually the Lady Cats. Much more efficient … Not far off from them are the Pistons, who had a temporary brain fart last night that turned them into a good team, winning 109-92. Following Greg Monroe (18 points, 11 rebounds), it could’ve also been that they played New Jersey, not exactly a hotbed of talent either. In an effort to get more people to come to the games, Detroit has resorted to having “Star Wars” nights. It was one thing to have ’80s night and ’70s night, but this? People, they actually interviewed Chewbacca last night … Boston came out hungover against Toronto and fell behind by a dozen after the first quarter. And with Jose Calderon completely outplaying Rajon Rondo (17 and 14 to five and seven), that’s how it would end up … And Portland rode Jamal Crawford‘s best game of the season (31 points on 16 shots, eight dimes) in their 94-86 win over the Hornets … We’re out like Chewie Q&As.

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