The 9 games on the schedule last night certainly disappoint. It was a wild night in the association, as we saw the Celtics score 120 (!) points as they defeated the Magic, a double-overtime battle in which the Rockets outlasted the Raptors, and a match-up between the Timberwolves and Clippers that went down to the wire. The pace slows down tonight with only 4 games on the docket, but we should have some good ones with the Warriors taking on the Pistons in the marquee game. While you’re waiting for the games to start, you should take a few minutes to do some reading. Lucky for you, we’re here again with some recommendations in today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
After a few years impressing people out in Los Angeles with his play coming off the bench, Eric Bledsoe finally got a chance to be “the man” this year when the Phoenix Suns acquired him in the summer. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Jack Winter wrote an in-depth profile on the young guard, who – at least through the first couple weeks – is living up to the expectations.
Through the early part of this new season, Monta Ellis has been playing fantastic basketball for his new team, the Dallas Mavericks. Over at SB Nation’s Mavs Moneyball, Hal Brown took a look some film to try and figure out just how he’s been so effective to start the year.