In perhaps one of the odd situation of the night, Carlos DELFINO stole the show in his performance, as he became the Albiceleste of the night. However much of the credit goes to Raptors coach Sam MITCHELL for creating perhaps the best bench line up in the entire league.
DELFINO posted 23 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist & 1 block shot but did not take the credit all by him self.
“With our guys getting healthy, I think we now have a second-team punch with T.J. getting into shape and into rhythm,” DELFINO said. “It opens things up for us offensively, and it sure can change our game.”
“He didn’t miss,” Indianapolis forward Danny GRANGER said. “We let him get open a few too many times. Anybody in the NBA can make those shots when you’re that far open. He put the dagger in us.”
Bosh said the performance by DELFINO wasn’t surprising as he ranks in the top 20 in the league in 3-point percentage.
“When he gets hot, he’s going to let it go,” BOSH said. “He’s done a great job all year. He also does a great job on the defensive end. He also got to the free-throw line again tonight. He just helped us out a lot.”
San Antonio Spurs 89 Atlanta Hawks 74
Spurs continue their winning their winning streak but it wasn’t the kind of night that both of the Tall Albiceleste had enjoyed in recent games.
Manu GINOBILI only had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists & 3 steals, a far cry from his usual self.
Fabricio OBERTO did not have much action tonight as he played for only 5 plus minutes and had 2 rebounds only.
Dallas Mavericks 102 Chicago Bulls 94
Andres NOCIONI was relegated to the bench, as the Bulls loss their second straight game. Chapu only manage to post 5 points, 1 rebound & 1 assist.