Houston Rockets 103 New York Knicks 91
Luis SCOLA has often been having a roller coaster ride on his form in the NBA. In terms of time play Chuck HAYES out played him but was he good enough to contribute points for the team. Absolutely not!!!
SCOLA despite only less than 15 minutes as compared to HAYES 36 minutes of action, posted 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist & 1 steal.
Chicago Bulls 94 Sacramento Kings 93
The Bulls got a strong performance from Andres NOCIONI. With Luol DENG sitting out because of left Achilles' tendinitis, NOCIONI started and rewarded the Bulls with a game high 26 points and five rebounds.
He scored 13 in the first five minutes and never slowed down, hitting 5-of-7 3-pointers and going 7-of-10 overall from the field.
It was a big improvement over the previous five games, when NOCIONI hit just 17-of-49 shots.
"One thing I noticed was Noce was rebounding well tonight,'' interim coach Jim BOYLAN said. "If you watch his game, usually if he is rebounding, he is into the flow of the game.''
Eventually he also finished off the 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block shot & 1 steal.
Toronto Raptors 90 Cleveland Cavaliers 93
A low contribution from Carlos DELFINO as he only posted 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist & 1 steals.
Los Angeles Clippers 82 San Antonio Spurs 88
Many would agree with me that Spurs didn’t look like themselves without Manu GINOBILI. This was evident during the last few games when they were lacking to kind of intensity they needed from the bench on which only Manu can provide.
Manu was back for San Antonio after missing five games with a sprained left index finger, scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter. He had his hand wrapped to protect his injured finger
He eventually also finished off with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal & 1 block shot.