There were eight games on the schedule last night, but only seven were played. The San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves had their match-up in Mexico City postponed due to a fire in the arena. We also saw a couple upsets last night, as the Atlanta Hawks knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Houston Rockets. And out in Portland, LaMarcus Aldridge’s 38 points led the Trail Blazers to yet another win, as they defended their home court against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Only three games set for tonight, so before you check those out, check out today’s suggested basketball reading from across the web.
Not So Smoove Operators: Josh Smith and the Pistons: By Jack Winter (@ArmstrongWinter)
The Detroit Pistons offseason haul of Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings has provided mixed results so far this year. A little over a month into the season, the team sits at 9-10 – which in the putrid Eastern Conference is good for the sixth seed. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Jack Winter took a look at how Josh Smith and the Pistons’ three-headed front court is working so far this year.
The New York Knicks have struggled mightily to start this season. At first it seemed like just normal, early season rustiness. But now we’re over a month through the year and the team is just 3-13. The rough start has led to rumors that Mike Woodson might soon be out as head coach. Over at SB Nation’s Posting and Toasting, Seth Rosenthal wonders what might happen if Woodson does get fired.