Short report today. My apologies. We have ice and snow and school closures here.
Washington Wizards 107
Charlotte Hornets 114
The Charlotte Hornets used a 28-20 first quarter swarm to keep the Washington Wizards at a safe distance and take their 10th win in 26 games. Devonte’ Graham continues to be the stalwart player for Charlotte – but is he enough to draw fans to seats like bees to honey? Michael Jordan needs to find ways to fill the seats at the Spectrum Center the way TransSiberian Orchestra did last weekend.
|WIZARDS (7-16)||HORNETS (10-16)|
32 points – nine rebounds – one assist – one block
29 points – one rebound – six assists – two steals – one block
18 points – 12 rebounds – two assists – one steal
17 points – eight rebounds – seven assists – one steal
16 points – four rebounds – nine assists – one block
16 points – two rebounds – three assists – two blocks
Hornets at Nets – Tonight
Wizards at Grizzlies – Saturday
Denver Nuggets 92
Philadelphia 76ers 97
The Denver Nuggets lost Jamal Murray last night to a trunk contusion after a collision with Ben Simmons, and that may have cost them the game. Murray finished with no points in five minutes, while the Philadelphia 76ers ran off their 13th consecutive win at Wells Fargo Center. It’s the Nuggets’ third loss in a row and their fifth in the last six games as they struggle against Eastern Conference playoff contenders. They’re back home for the Blazers tomorrow night.
|NUGGETS (14-8)||SIXERS (18-7)|
26 points – seven rebounds – seven assists – two steals – two blocks
22 points – 10 rebounds – six assists – two steals – one block
15 points – seven rebounds – 11 assists – one block
|#VFL Tobias Harris|
20 points – seven rebounds – four assists – one steal – two blocks
14 points – two rebounds – five assists – two steals
13 points – five rebounds – one assist – one steal
Blazers at Nuggets – Thursday
Sixers at Celtics – Thursday
Atlanta Hawks 121
Miami Heat 135 (OT)
The Miami Heat used the 30s to freeze out the Atlanta Hawks in the tale of two teams going two distinctly different directions. It was the young guns of the Heat last night taking care of business as their top three scorers each notched over 30 points to overcome a strong first half by the Hawks, led by rookie De’Andre Hunter. Miami came back with a strong second half to knot things up at 117-117, then used that momentum to outscore Atlanta 18-4 to snatch the win.
|HAWKS (6-18)||HEAT (18-6)|
28 points – four rebounds – three assists – one block
36 points – six rebounds – four assists – one steal
21 points – four rebounds – nine assists
31 points – three rebounds – four assists – one block
16 points – seven rebounds – two assists – one steal – one block
30 points – 11 rebounds – 11 assists – two blocks
Hawks at Bulls – Tonight
Lakers at Heat – Friday
New York Knicks 87
Portland Trailblazers 115
At least Mike Miller is continuing the trend of the Knicks losing games. The Portland Trailblazers entertained the New York Knicks last night at the Moda Center in the Rose Garden, though hardly anyone showed up from New York in this game. Meanwhile, James Dolan is still on the hook for $15 million over the next two and a half years, paying for David Fizdale to spend more time with his family, making Fizdale the only true winner from this Knicks season. Erstwhile, Portland racks up No. 10 on the season to get to .400 and 11.5 games back of first place L.A.
|KNICKS (4-20)||TRAILBLAZERS (10-15)|
15 points – seven rebounds – three assists – one steal
31 points – two rebounds – six assists
14 points – five rebounds – one block
17 points – 15 rebounds – two assists – five blocks
13 points – two assists
16 points – five rebounds – three assists
Knicks at Warriors – Tonight
Blazers at Nuggets – Thursday
WEDNESDAY’S LINEUP / MY PICK ‘EMS
Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers – 7 p.m. EST – AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers – 7 p.m. EST – NBC Sports Boston
Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic – 7 p.m. EST – Spectrum SportsNet
Los Angeles Clippers at Toronto Raptors – 7 p.m. EST – ESPN
Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets – 7:30 p.m. EST – YES
Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls – 8 p.m. EST – NBC Sports Chicago
Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves – 8 p.m. EST – AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns – 9 p.m. EST – Fox Sports Southeast
New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks – 9:30 p.m. EST – ESPN
Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings – 10 p.m. EST – NBC Sports California
New York Knicks at Golden State Warriors – 10:30 p.m. EST – NBC Sports Bay Area
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Tracy Graven is a Senior Analyst for BackSportsPage.com.
He has written the NBA for the last two decades and is also tackling the NFL, NCAA, and pinch-hitting on some Major League Baseball coverage for BackSportsPage.
He’s spent 20 years in locker rooms in Orlando, Boise (G League), San Antonio, Phoenix, and Oklahoma City.
He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife and five children.
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