Up in Toronto tonight the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors engaged in the best game of the evening. Former teammates at the University of Washington Isaiah Thomas and Terrence Ross were representing the 206 in this game and both had very nice outings. Thomas had the better shooting night, hitting on 60% from field and a cool 67% from three, totaling 16 points. Ross struggled a bit more from the floor, but his team ultimately got the win.
Random fact for those of you who check this out, but not much else:
The Toronto Raptors are currently tied with the Memphis Grizzlies at 11-2 for the best record in the NBA.
Jamal Crawford continues to add to his resume as a MV2(06er) (Most Valuable 206er) candidate. Another great shooting night for J-Crossover, as he and the Clippers rolled up on Marvin Williams and the Hornets in Charlotte tonight. Spencer Hawes went scoreless in 9 minutes, but he did have four personal fouls.
In the only other game that pitted NW boys together, Joe Harris and his 0-2 shooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Luke Ridnour and his five points, for the Orlando Magic. I might have to get an interview with Joey Buckets, the pride of Chelan, WA. Not sure how many people from the 509 have made the association.
|Jamal Crawford (Clippers)||21||8-13||5-8||0-0||0||3||3||1||0||0||1||26|
|Tony Wroten (76ers)||20||7-18||0-3||6-9||1||1||2||9||3||1||2||38|
|Isaiah Thomas (Suns)||16||6-10||4-6||0-0||0||2||2||3||1||0||2||22|
|Terrence Ross (Raptors)||13||4-11||2-5||3-3||0||4||4||1||1||0||0||29|
|Rodney Stuckey (Pacers)||12||2-9||2-3||6-6||0||3||3||5||1||0||1||32|
|Aaron Brooks (Bulls)||10||4-8||2-4||0-0||1||4||5||1||1||0||2||23|
|Jason Terry (Rockets)||8||3-7||2-5||0-0||0||3||3||1||1||0||1||22|
|Marvin Williams (Hornets)||7||2-5||1-4||2-2||1||3||4||1||1||0||19|
|Luke Ridnour (Magic)||5||2-2||1-1||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6|
|Joe Harris (Cavaliers)||0||0-2||0-2||0-0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||10|
|Spencer Hawes (Clippers)||0||0-2||0-2||0-0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||9|
|Nick Johnson (Rockets)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||DNP|
You have to feel for Tony Wroten. The guy is out there busting his ass every night for what could potentially be the worst professional basketball team ever assembled. You may have forgotten that he wasn't drafted by the 76ers, he was actually drafted by the Grizzlies. He was shipped to Philly after his rookie season for a future 2nd round pick (a pick yet to be used) and a trade exception. Wroten is the only player in NBA history to record a triple-double in their first career start.
I wonder how much better Memphis would be with Wroten as their starting two guard over Courtney Lee. Thoughts?
For coverage on all the games played tonight hit up our brothers with their recaps below.
Clippers Hammer Hornets 113-92 - Clips Nation
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul played like two superstars tonight and the Clippers were scorching from three to beat the struggling Hornets.
Hornets fall to the Clippers 113-92 - At The Hive
Hornets fall to the Clippers 113-92
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Recap: Phoenix Suns fall to the Toronto Raptors 104-100, can't finish comeback - Bright Side Of The Sun
The Suns failed to complete the comeback victory against the Toronto Raptors. They were down 17 points in the second half.
Valanciunas Big Early, Lowry Heroic Late as Raptors Eclipse Suns 104-100 - Raptors HQ
With another balanced game from the Raptors, Toronto moves to 12-2 on the season with a 104-100 win against the talented Phoenix Suns.
Pacers, Donald Sloan opens up offensively to take down Mavericks - Indy Cornrows
Indiana scored a season high 111 points to stun the Mavericks on their home floor. Donald Sloan led the Pacers with 29 points with Luis Scola putting in a 14 & 10 double double.
Bulls vs. Jazz final score: Chicago pulls out 97-95 win after blowing 21-point lead - Blog a Bull
The Bulls dodged a bullet when Gordon Hayward missed a game-winner at the buzzer in Derrick Rose's and Pau Gasol's return to the lineup.
Recap: Cleveland Cavaliers 106, Orlando Magic 74 - Fear The Sword
After four losses in a row, the Cavs took care of business at home against Orlando.
Cavaliers 106, Magic 74: Cleveland trounces Orlando behind LeBron James' 29 points, 11 assists - Orlando Pinstriped Post
The greatest player on earth got his team to a hot start Monday, and Orlando never really stood a chance, as it dropped its second straight game.
Harden carries Rockets to victory over Knicks, Anthony leaves early - The Dream Shake
James Harden is able to lift Houston over New York, but injuries still remain a problem.