Saturday, Feb. 2-3
Game 1 – Celtics 62, Hawks 56
We open again with the Emerald & again with another victory – they had to fight late in the game for this one. They outscored their opponent, 16-10, in the 4th quarter, which was the difference in the game. The Hawks had a 5-point lead heading into the 4th and were led by L. Walker, who had another big game for them, with a game-high 27, but that was it for the offense, as he was the only one to score in the 4th. On the other hand, the Celts had plenty of sharing in this one as A. Volmar had a team-high 15; N. Daniel, 14; J. Pomare, 12; and M. Preziosa, 10
Game 2 – Bullets 58, Kings 54
The Kings’ M. Cherif returned with a nice game , scoring a team-high 19, and T. Germaine added 15, but they & the rest of the team had no other scoring in the 4th quarter, except for a 3-pointer by W. Analetto, as the Boys in Blue had a 13-3 edge in the final frame. Thanks to 20 from A. Mutebi and 17 from A. Sequar, they had a bullet bounce win.
Game 3 – Lakers 42, Sixers 38
Another competitive game on this day, as this time it was the purple people getting the 4-point victory, largely due to a big 3rd quarter difference – “15-3” – and holding on at the end. There was a gritty performance from J. Regis, who had 12, & U. Lebron with 10 in this tough loss for the Sixers. But it was R. Moore with 14 and J. Dicks with 13 (9 of which were in that big 3rd quarter) who carried them to victory.
Sunday, Feb. 2-4
Game 1 – Sixers 51, Sonics 33
The Sixers got back in the win column after ending yesterday with a loss; they toppled the defending champs behind A. Baires (13) and a pair of 10’s from J. Regis & J. Edouard. The Sonics actually had a 1-point lead at the half but struggled in the 2nd with six players, and only scoring a total of 13 points in that 2nd half. Couldn’t generate what they needed, but J. Serrano had no issue with his game-high 22 on the day.
Game 2 – Hawks 54, Lakers 46
The Hawks erased yesterday’s loss with a good game today, as J. Nunez’s game-high 23 and L. Walker with 19 spurred their comeback win in the 2nd half. Consistent quarterly scoring from the Lakers’ B. Stickney (18) couldn’t get them over the hump, later in the game. They started out great as they had an 18-7 lead after 1. And even with 12 more from R. Moore, it just wasn’t what the Nesterdamus ordered, as they fell in defeat on Super Sunday.
Game 3 – Kings 40, Pistons 36
The All Mighty Kings are back, baby – okay, maybe not yet – but at least they finally got the monkey off their back with their 1st win on the year & the 1st in 18 games, dating back to last season. The Kings masterfully maintained a lead at the end of every quarter and held on behind T. Germaine (15) and W. Etienne (10). The Pistons’ big guns seemed to be the only go-to’s in this one; they got a game-high 18 from M. Tafese, and M. Niboh added (14) … but on a good note; they stay in the 4th slot at the halfway point of the season.
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