Saturday, January 28, 2012

NBA Notes, 1/28/12

Here are some notes and stats from the NBA games last night:

- The Bobcats lost to the Sixers last night for their seventh straight loss, the league's longest current losing streak, and now Charlotte has the NBA's worst record: 3-17.

- Nets PF Kris Humphries had his second straight double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds against the Cavs. Humphries is averaging 13.4 PPG and 10.8 RPG this season.

- Anthony Morrow scored in double-digits for his fourth straight game with 22 points last night. It was his fourth game this season with 20-plus points, but the first since January 11th.

- Bouncing back from a 1-for-7 night, Cleveland's Kyrie Irving scored 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting last night. The league's No. 1 pick is leading the team in scoring (17.6 PPG).

- Atlanta's Josh Smith was two assists shy of a triple-double last night: 19 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. He added three blocks as well.

- Detroit rookie Brandon Knight, who has now played 40-plus minutes in back-to-back games, had a solid line: 20 points, eight assists, five rebounds and no turnovers. He also made four three-pointers.

- Greg Monroe had his second straight 20-10 night with 22 points and 11 rebounds last night. He added four assists and two steals.

- Jason Maxiell had season highs off the bench in points (19) and rebounds (eight).

- Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio had his third double-double in the past four games with 18 points and 10 assists last night. That said, he no steals for the first time since January 8th, which ends a 10-game streak with two-plus steals.

- Kevin Love had another double-double (18 points, 16 rebounds), but it was only the third time this season that he did not make a three. He took only one three-point attempt; he had three-plus attempts in all other games this season.

- The Orlando Magic scored only 67 points last night in their 26-point loss to the Hornets. Aside from Dwight Howard (28 points), no other Orlando player scored in double digits.

- Houston's Jordan Hill, the eighth pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, had a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) in 18 minutes off the bench. It was his third double-double of the season.

- Milwaukee's Drew Gooden had 23 points, 15 rebounds and six assists last night. He had 24 points on January 3rd, but it was a season high in rebounds and assists.

- Brandon Jennings scored 25 points. It was his sixth straight game with 20-plus points, but he had only three assists, which is his low during that six-game span.

- Chicago's Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds last night. It was only his sixth double-double of the season.

- New York's Bill Walker scored 21 points, all via his seven three-pointers, off the bench last night.

- In the six games Dwyane Wade missed from Jan. 17th to 25th, Miami's Chris Bosh scored 23-plus points in five of six games and he had three 30-point games. With D-Wade back last night, Bosh had only 13 points on 4-of-18 shooting.

- Mavs guard Rodrigue Beaubois had season highs last night in points (22), rebounds (six), assists (seven) and blocked shots (four).

- After missing a couple of games, Denver's Rudy Fernandez returned to score a season-high 23 points off the bench and he knocked down a season-high five three-pointers. He also had three steals.

- The Suns scored only 71 points last night and Grant Hill led the team in scoring (12 points).

- Marcus Camby had 20 rebounds and no points last night. In his past three games, Camby has seven points and 58 rebounds.

- Four Thunder players scored at least 19 points: Kevin Durant (37), Russell Westbrook (28), Serge Ibaka (20) and James Harden (19). No other player scored more than six points (Nick Collison).

- For a second time this season, Golden State's Dorrell Wright knocked down six three's. Wright is averaging only 10.3 points this season after averaging 16.4 PPG last year.

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