Catch n' Shoot: December 30, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: December 30, 2010
  • The Heat's (25-9) 16-game streak of keeping opponents under 100 pts was snapped by the Rockets (15-16), but Miami reacted to the fast pace of the 102-possession game winning 125-119 in the only game I watched last night. Very fun game to watch where Dwyane Wade had his second straight 40-point performace, scoring 45 on 17-24 shooting and hitting all ten FTs:

    LeBron James had 21 pts, 9 ast Chris Bosh scored 21, but only had 4rbs to go with his 5 TOs.

    The Heat were out-rebounded 44-40, but the Rockets only shot 42%. The game was littered with fouls, but Miami shot 34-for-37 at the line (91.9%), while the Rockets shot 32-for-40 (80%). Kevin Martin came into the game shooting over 90% at the line, but fell to 89.8 after bricking four in 10 tries. The Rockets are one the most exciting non-elite teams in the lead with Aaron Brooks back on the floor. Even without Yao Ming, they're a half-game back of Portland for the 8th spot in the West. (Box Score)

  • Kevin Garnett will miss time with a calf injury he sustained in the first quarter of the Celtics (24-6) 104-92 loss to the Pistons (11-21) in Detroit. The NBA sector of the internet was frantic on Twitter and has remained in a bit of a frenzy, but the issue isn't his ankle or knee. Doctors conducted a "precautionary MRI" Wednesday after X-rays were negative Tuesday. "Since Garnett was traded to the Celtics in 2007, Boston is an immaculate 169-58 when KG plays, nearly a .750 winning percentage," Tom Ziller wrote, reporting the status of KG.

    As for the game itself, Knee Mac had a season-high 21 pts and 8 ast off the bench for the win with Paul Pierce scoring 33 with 8 ast still manning the point forward for the C's. (Box Score)

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