The Heat’s win over the Bulls on opening night was much more about Miami’s defense than it was about its offense. But LeBron James wouldn’t let us go all night without at least one sick highlight, so he gave us this no-look pass to Chris Andersen in transition which stunned the Bulls’ defense and gave Andersen the wide-open opportunity to finish with the jam.
Marc Gasol has turned himself into a bona fide 3-point shooter, and his latest triple came when the Grizzlies needed it most.
Gasol’s 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter tied last night’s game against the Pelicans.
Then, Troy Daniels hit a 3-pointer to tie the game in overtime:
Memphis went onto win 110-108 in double overtime behind 28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two blocks and two steals from Gasol.
The Celtics couldn’t have asked for a much better look on their final possession, but Al Horford missed this layup to give the Rockets a 107-106 win last night.
Maybe Isaiah Thomas should have gone to the line for getting pushed over by Montrezl Harrell, but I’m not 100% sure Harrell should’ve been called for a foul. Besides, that Thomas screen sprung Horford for the layup. I’d take my chances with that barely contested close-range shot.
This should have been the usual NBA altercation — two guys jawing with nothing physical happening because teammates step in, everyone does their posturing, and we move along. Monday night in the Spurs eventual win over the Bucks, Greg Monroe and Dewayne Dedmon got tangled up going for a rebound, Dedmon threw a little elbow, Monroe pushed him off, and the two started the well choreographed NBA dance.
Then San Antonio’s Davis Bertans came in and shoved Monroe.
Followed by Milwaukee’s Michael Beasley coming in and shoved Bertans.
Both Beasley and Bertans were ejected for escalating the situation, and you can expect the league will hit both with a fine for being the third/fourth men in.