Above The Rim: Taking The Alamo.

Pistons 90, Spurs 80 – Detroit didn’t want to start a three-game losing streak after getting beat by Dallas last night, so they put it to the Spurs, and gave them one of the very rare things in San Antonio: a home loss.  The Spurs were missing shots that the usually make, even against good teams like the Pistons. Tony Parker shot a lousy 4-for-13, with no help for Tim Duncan’s 25 and 14 boards.  Rasheed Wallace led the Pistons with 23 and 14 off the rim.

Jazz 108, Suns 86 – No Nash, no Shawn Marion, and no Grant Hill means a radically different and completely ineffective Suns team, so it’s not like Utah was playing the bes that Phoenix had to offer.  The Suns kept it close until the third quarter, but when Amare Stoudemire and Leandro Barbosa are the only players to score in double fingers, it’s not good. Mehmet Okur and Ronnie Brewer had 20+ nights, Deron Williams had 17 and 11 assits, and Carlos Boozer tossed in 18.

Kings 116, Grizzlies 113 – Facing a 10-point deficit, Sacramento rallied behind John Salmons, Francisco Garcia, and Brad Miller — Salmons had 28 and was three assists short of a triple-double; Miller had 22.  Memphis forward Rudy Gay may be feeling like a bit of a goat today, giving a crucial late three and then turning the ball over on the next play.

Photo: AP/Eric Gay


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