ICYMI: Suggested Basketball Reading From Across the Web

It was always going to be hard for last night’s games – even if there were 11 of them – to live up to the thrill 0f Thursday night. And while we did see a buzzer beating game winner from Joe Johnson, there wasn’t quite the level of play, or excitement when compared to Thursday. Tonight, 11 more games fill the schedule, including the Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the Brooklyn Nets traveling to Los Angeles to take on their old coach Doc Rivers and the Clippers. While you’re hanging out, waiting for the action to being, take a few moments to do some reading. As always we’re here with some suggestions.

Jeremy Lin’s aggressive game boosting Rockets’ offense: By Satchel Price (@SatchelPrice)

The Houston Rockets have shown glimpses of being the Western Conference contenders that everyone expected them to be after signing Dwight Howard over the summer. But so far, they haven’t gelled and figured everything out. One thing they have figured out, however, is their offense, which has been one of the league’s best. Over at SB Nation, Satchel Price wrote about how Jeremy Lin’s play has been a key factor in that regards.

The Impact of Spencer Hawes And His Increased Range: By Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA

At 5-5, and atop the Atlantic Division, the Philadelphia 76ers are the biggest surprise of the NBA season so far. One reason for their surprising start, has been Spencer Hawes. Over at SB Nation’s Liberty Ballers, Derek Bodner wrote about Hawes’ improved play, focusing on his increased shooting range.


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