So last night was pretty awesome. Of the five games on the schedule, all but one of them – a Wizards blowout win over the Magic – was exciting. We had the Chicago Bulls ultimately fall short in their three overtime battle with the New Orleans Pelicans. There was the Jazz holding off the Rockets in a duel between James Harden and Gordon Hayward. And then there was Tim Duncan’s game winner to lift the San Antonio Spurs over the Atlanta Hawks. Furthermore, we saw a career-high 43 points from Paul George that wound up not being quite nearly enough, as the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Indiana Pacers their second loss of the season. There are eight games on the docket for tonight, and before you check them out, catch up on some reading with today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
If you’re unfamiliar with Jordan White, he is a writer over at Hardwood Paroxysm, and you should definitely be reading his stuff, because it’s really good. His most recent posts – about his trip to New York – are no different. His first one really isn’t about basketball at all, but you should still read it, and then follow up with the subsequent dispatches – which are about basketball – from the Northeast.
With the recent injury to Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson is going to get a lot more playing time down in New Orleans. The sharp-shooting big man had been coming off the bench, but last night got his first start in the Pelicans’ first game without Davis. Over at Hickory High, Cole Patty wrote about Anderson and how he carved out a role for himself in the league.