- In a slow night across the Association, the best game was the most low-key, as the Suns went into Indiana and beat the Pacers in the only game not on national TV. Thanks to Goran Dragic’s 28 point, 7 assist performance, the Suns gave the Pacers only their second home loss all year. Even without Eric Bledsoe, the Suns just keep winning. They’re now on a four game win streak and have won six of their last seven (including another win over the Pacers). I didn’t expect them to be able to keep up their winning ways without Bledsoe, but so far they’re proving me very wrong. That was an extremely impressive win last night.
- One of the games that was on TNT last night was Cavaliers-Knicks. Yikes. What an embarrassing performance from the Cavs. It’s pretty tough to look like more of a disaster than this Knicks team, but the Cavs are pulling it off this year. Nothing has gone right for them this year – on or off the court. It was supposed to be the year Kyrie Irving lead them back to the playoffs, but instead there are now rumors Irving wants out of Cleveland. They’re just a complete mess right now. Also, is this bad? This sounds bad.
Just watched CLE-NYK. No one takes more horrible shots with 12 or more on the shot clock than Cavs. Dion Waiters among worst in transition D
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 31, 2014
- The Clippers had a tough time against the Warriors without Chris Paul last night. It’s one thing to beat the Wizards and Bucks without Paul, but good teams like the Warriors are a different story. The good thing for the Clippers is that they’re good enough without Paul to win most games and stay in a good playoff position until he comes back. I’m still not sure I trust this team in the playoffs even with a healthy Paul, but Blake Griffin’s play this year has me reconsidering my thoughts on them. He’s really stepped it up this year.
- Also, Harrison Barnes did this last night.