Yeah, I’ve taken way too long in between writing one of these. Promise to be a bit more regular about it.
Mavericks 120, Warriors 115 – Love a knock-down, drag out court fight, complete with another top-notch dunk by Baron Davis, who led all scorers with 37 points, but missed a 3 off the rim with 4 seconds left. Dirk Nowitzki got eight of his 22 in the third quarter, and both Jason Terry and Josh Howard added 24. Crucial stat probably has to be the 34-29 Dallas outscored Golden State in the third quarter.
Bulls 97, Pistons 93 – Chicago finally grabs its first win after an 0-4 start, even with Rasheed Wallace scoring 36 points, but it probably bears mention that the only other Piston with any scoring that got mentioned was Richard Hamilton’s 18 — and that team needs to have it spread around well to make sure they pull out wins.
Nets 87, Wizards 85 – Richard Jefferson knocks down the final two free throws to seal it after getting an offensive board, then making his total of 25 points. Gilbert Arenas chipped in 21, but missed the last shot and has been shooting poorly out of the game (may be due to knee problems). The Wizards are still looking for their first win.
Photo: AP/Tony Avilar