Nate Robinson got the best of Aaron Brooks in the match up that Seattle fans have been anticipating this season. Robinson helped the Denver Nuggets (Denver Stiffs) knock of the Chicago Bulls (Blog a Bull) 114-109, in a game that was closer than it should have been down the stretch. Robinson scored seven points and knocked down one three in thirteen minutes of action.
Brooks had a better individual game, scoring 16 points in 23 minutes, although he only connected on four of his twelve shots, two of which were threes.
Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibedau must be the back up point guard whisperer. From John Lucas III, to D.J. Augustin and now Brooks, it seems that Thibs always finds a way to get the most of out his reserve point guards.
To Brook's credit he was awarded the Most Improved Player trophy during the 2009-2010 season. Brooks has averaged 10.7 points per game this season, shooting 46% from behind the arc, with a true shooting percentage of 58%. All the while providing great minutes as starting point guard Derrick Rose goes in and out of the lineup (check his 26 points, 8 assists masterpiece against the Boston Celtics back on November 8th)
|Arron Brooks (Bulls)||13||4-12||1-3||6-6||0||0||0||2||0||0||1||23|
|Nate Robinson (Nuggets)||7||3-7||1-2||0-0||1||1||2||4||0||0||1||13|
|Justin Holliday (Warriors)||0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Reggie Evans (Kings)||0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
There were only five NBA games tonight and though Pacific Northwest players appeared on four of the five rosters, no one else saw any floor time.
The Washington Wizards lost to the Atlanta Hawks 106-102, as Martell Webster is still recovering from back surgery he underwent in the off-season. - Peachtree Hoops, Bullets Forever
Justin Holiday was unable to get any minutes for the Warriors as they took down the Heat 114-97. - Golden State of Mind, Hot Hot Hoops
Reggie Evans collected his fifth consecutive DNP coaches decision as the Kings knocked off the Pelicans 99-89. - Sactown Royalty, The Bird Writes
And in other news, Nate Robinson is apparently competing with Robert Sacre for celebration of the year. It's close, but I think I give Nate the slight edge.
There are 12 games on the slate for tomorrow and plenty of PNWer's will be partaking in the action. Make sure you check back here to see how they far