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Jazz Beat Heat? Well Okay Then: Thoughts on the NBA for 2/9/14

  • We’ve been hearing for a while now about the Miami Heat coasting through the regular season, and never was it more evident than last night. LeBron James was terrible, Dwyane Wade was terrible, everything was terrible for the Heat. But really it doesn’t even matter, to be honest. They’re going to go to the Eastern Conference Finals, and they’re going to play the Pacers. One loss to a bad Jazz team will be forgotten about in a few weeks. This win means a lot more to a young Jazz team. As their core continues to grow, this is a very positive step to defeat one of the league’s best teams.
  • The Grizzlies got back on track with a win last night in a bizarre game against the Hawks. It was a much needed win for the Grizzlies who had lost two in a row after their six game winning streak. Somehow the Grizzlies got the win while shooting just ONE free throw. It was the first time in league history a team only got one free throw for a whole game. With the Mavericks on a four game winning streak, this was a big win for the Grizzlies in their hunt for a playoff spot.
  • Goran Dragic and the Suns continued to prove that they’re for real as they beat the Warriors last night. Dragic dropped a career-high 34 points and added 10 assists. All year I’ve been expecting the Suns to fall back, but they just keep winning. Also, you should check out the “Phantom Cam” highlights of Dragic’s performance, because the “Phantom Cam” is awesome.

 

  • Andre Drummond did this last night, and it was pretty good, I guess. It’s always fun to see big men out on the fast break.

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