If this were Spinal Tap, LeBron James would be running his amp at eleven. After his performance this week there’s no doubt James is in the discussion for MVP ahead of anyone else. At the same time, Derrick Rose and the Bulls are keeping pace with the blistering Heat.
Game of the Week
Feb 29 – Chicago Bulls 96, San Antonio Spurs 89
Derrick Rose poured in 29 points as the Bulls won their 11th out of 13 games, while also becoming only the second team to win at San Antonio this season. The Spurs may be old, but at 24-11 they’re no joke. This was a solid road win for Chi-town.
The West defeated the East 152-149 in the All-Star game in Orlando last weekend. Kobe Bryant broke his nose on a play via a hand to the face from Dwayne Wade. Bloodied and all, Bryant scored 27, breaking Michael Jordan’s career All-Star game scoring record. Kevin Durant won the MVP with 36 points, even though LeBron James had 36 and Wade finished with a triple double.
Kevin Love won the 3-point contest, while Jeremy Evans won the dunk contest.
Named after Jeremy Lin, ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s had to apologize after releasing a ‘Taste The Linsanity’ flavor that involved fortune cookies.
The Miami Heat keep rolling; they’ve won nine in a row. While Chicago is on a four game win streak, watch out for Indiana as well, who have won five straight.
LeBron James became the first player in the history of the league to post 38 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals without committing a turnover Thursday night against Portland. The MVP race is looking more like a straight-out duel between James and Kevin Durant, with James having the edge.
On Feb 29 against the Cavs, Jeremy Lin led the Knicks to a win with 19 points and 13 assists.
The Wizards have now lost six straight and are only three games ahead of the 4-29 Bobcats.
Trade rumors currently swirling that the Celtics are willing to deal Rajon Rondo…Some believe the Maverick’s will be a major player in acquiring the Nets’ Deron Williams in the coming months…The Magic still might deal Dwight Howard before the March 15 deadline. Some say they are interested in Golden State’s Monta Ellis.
Keep An Eye On…
Michael Jordan – An outwardly spoken Charles Barkley (I know, hard to believe) criticized Jordan’s ability in running the Charlotte Bobcats, saying that he’s surrounded himself with too many ‘yes’ men, and that he needs to hire people that will have the guts to disagree with him. Jordan’s Bobcats are currently the worst team in the NBA, and possibly might be the worst in the history of the league before it’s said and done.
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Upcoming Games To Watch
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– Denver @ San Antonio 9:30 EST ESPN
Thursday – Orlando @ Chicago 8:00 EST TNT
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