NBA Nightly Update 3/18/13

Chris Bosh- The Heat won a very exciting game against the Celtics tonight to extend their streak to 23 games. Bosh didn’t have a huge game, but he was efficient from the field and had a stat line of 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. With Garnett not playing, I thought Bosh would have a big game, but he wasn’t needed and they got it done on the road.

Will Bynum- The Pistons got destroyed tonight by the Nets at home. Bynum had 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists, but there’s not much you can take out of getting mop up duty. Hopefully the Pistons are competitive in the next game and he gets some meaningful minutes.

Derrick Favors- The Jazz lost a close game at home against the Knicks and Favors wasn’t much help offensively. He shot 1-7 from the floor and was ineffective against a Knicks team that was without Stoudemire and Chandler. That’s somewhat surprising, but he did have 13 rebounds so he was helpful on the boards.

Jarrett Jack- Jack had 9 points, 2 rebounds, and 5 assists off the bench tonight for the Warriors. They beat the Hornets as expected, but it’s still nice to see them string together a few wins. They seem to be righting the ship at the same time Jack is coming out of his slump.

Anthony Morrow- Morrow finally got some minutes tonight for the Mavericks and it happened to be in his return home to Atlanta. In his 13 minutes of action, he scored 8 points and recorded 3 assists. Even better, he attempted 0 threes, which shows he is creating offense for himself besides just being a 3 point shooter. Hopefully his solid performance will convince the team to give him more playing time.

Iman Shumpet- Shumpert had a solid game tonight, scoring 8 points and grabbing 2 rebounds. he hasn’t been the same player this season after coming back from his ACL injury, so the expectations for him have decreased lately. It was a nice win on the road for his team since they are trying to avoid a slide in the standings.

Thaddeus Young- Young had the best performance out of anyone tonight, helping the 76ers edge out a close win at home against the Trailblazers. He had a very nice all around game, stuffing the stat sheet with 19 points on 9-15 shooting, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks. His great play of late has helped the 76ers put together a few wins and give the fans in Philly something to be excited about.

NBA Nightly Update 2/26/13

Chris Bosh- Tonight the Heat won a double OT game at home against the Sacramento Kings. Bosh didn’t have a great shooting night, going 5-13 from the field and scoring 15 points, but he was able to contribute in other ways by posting 8 rebounds, 3 steals, and 4 blocks.

Jarrett Jack- Jack has been on an absolute tear lately, but he finally cooled off tonight. The Warriors lost on the road against the Pacers and Jack wasn’t able to contribute tonight. He shot 20% from the field, so hopefully he can get back to the form he has displayed the last few weeks.

Anthony Morrow- Morrow finally got a few minutes for the Mavericks tonight, but it was short lived. In the 4 minutes he got, he went 0-2 from the field. I expect his minutes to increase as he becomes more aware of the offense and starts to heat up.

Thaddeus Young- Young started tonight for the Sixers at SF and played 34 minutes. Unfortunately the Sixers weren’t able to close out the Magic at home. He almost recorded a double-double with 8 points and 10 rebounds in the Sixers’ off night.

Anthony Morrow Traded To Dallas

The NBA trade deadline ended yesterday at 3 P.M. with a flurry of minor deals. One of which was the trade of former Georgia Tech standout Anthony Morrow. He has dealt with injuries through much of the season, but failed to get playing time even when he was healthy. The Hawks decided to move him to Dallas for Dahntay Jones, an older SF who can play solid defense. Although Morrow won’t be able to play in his hometown, he will receive more playing time with the Mavericks, which should make him pretty happy. The Mavericks need another 3 point shooter and he should be able to continue his fantastic shooting from behind the arc.

Dallas plays their first game since the trade deadline tonight in New Orleans and it will be interesting to see if Morrow is available for this game or not. I’ll give some updates for his first game as a Maverick. Let’s hope Morrow takes advantage of the opportunity to get more playing time.