Thursday, January 27, 2005NBA Statlines: Guards Gone Wild...
-- Steve Nash was healthy and delivered the good with a 21-point, 17 assist performance as the Suns score 121 to win by six.
-- The King pulled up lame but returned to finish with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 15 assists. The assists are a career-high and LeBron's return inspired Cleveland to a victory. All Hail the King!
When asked what his thoughts were when seeing the king down holding his knee, Cleveland coach Paul Silas replied, "What did I see?...I saw a whole bunch of losses coming up."
Gotta love Silas..
-- In a surprise entry, the Fools (or at least this fool) is throwing props to Dan Dickau for 23 points and 10 assists in a loss. Don't feel too bad though, Dickau is a Hornet, he's used to losing.
But tonight's winner...The man of men is none other than...
Hell yeah, I said Raul Lopez, and for good reason, 20 points, 11 assists, five boards and three assists in a victory over the 29-12 Sonics. Only teammate Andrei Kirilenko could fill a boxscore like that.
By the way, Kirilenko had 12 points and five rejections in 20 minutes off the bench.
I'll close this with a quote from David over at Sports and Bremertonians:
- I guess what really ticks me off about this one isn't that the Sonics got beat by Carlos Boozer, Andrei Kirilenko, or even Mehmet Okur (they didn't). They got beat by Raul f&%#ing Lopez. Come on, people. That circus shot he made while he was falling down in the fourth quarter was just salt on the wound.