The Hangover: Stephen Curry Gets Clutch To Bring Warriors To 51-5

This is the Hangover. We get basketball-wasted all the time. Yes, we recap the NBA every night in our own way.

(PHOTO CREDIT: Wilfredo Lee/AP.)

Ten games were played. But you always know what the main event is.

02/24/2016

THE GAMES

CHARLOTTE HORNETS 103 (29-27) @ CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 114 (41-15)

Channing Frye did very well in his Cavs debut, scoring 15 pointers and making four threes. The Cavs had a 40-point second quarter that wiped the bugs.

BEHIND THE LINES
LeBron James (CLE): 23 pts, 7 rebs, 7 assts.
Kyrie Irving (CLE): 23 pts, 6 rebs, 5 assts.
Kemba Walker (CHA): 20 pts, 6 assts.

NEW YORK KNICKS 105 (24-35) @ INDIANA PACERS 108 (31-26)

(PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Kryger/Indy Star.)

Myles Turner made the go-ahead basket late. The Knicks had a chance to win with three seconds left but Kristaps Porzingis missed the three. Still, Turner only split his foul shots so New York still had one more chance to send the game to overtime. But Carmelo Anthony also missed the three and Knicks continue to skid.

BEHIND THE LINES
Paul George (IND): 27 pts, 7 rebs, 6 assts.
Myles Turner (IND): 24 pts, 6 rebs.
Kristaps Porzingis (NY): 22 pts.
Jose Calderon (NY): 20 pts.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 91 (8-49) @ DETROIT PISTONS 111 (29-29)

Another night in the NBA means another loss for the Sixers.

BEHIND THE LINES
Tobias Harris (DET): 22 pts, 8 rebs.
Andre Drummond (DET): 12 pts, 18 rebs.
Hollis Thompson (PHI): 19 pts.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 118 (51-5) @ MIAMI HEAT 112 (32-25)

When the Warriors are losing, they know who they have to go to. And it’s so unfair. Stephen Curry makes a couple of clutch threes, the latter taking the lead for good.

Stephen Curry is the Game Shark.

BEHIND THE LINES
Draymond Green (GS): 10 pts, 11 rebs.
Klay Thompson (GS): 33 pts, 4 stls.
Stephen Curry (GS): 42 pts, 7 rebs, 7 assts.
Luol Deng (MIA): 16 pts, 11 rebs.
Hassan Whiteside (MIA): 21 pts, 13 rebs.
Dwyane Wade (MIA): 32 pts, 7 assts.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 105 (18-40) @ TORONTO RAPTORS 114 (38-18)

(PHOTO CREDIT: Todd Korol/Toronto Star.)

The T-Wolves and the Raps were tied at 101 before Cory Joseph, who had played well all game, made the three that gave the dinosaurs the lead for good. That’s three in a row for Team Canada. They’re definitely having an excellent Feb-tober.

BEHIND THE LINES
DeMar DeRozan (TOR): 31 pts.
Kyle Lowry (TOR): 21 pts, 6 assts.
Andrew Wiggins (MIN): 26 pts.
Ricky Rubio (MIN): 12 pts, 12 assts.
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN): 21 pts, 8 rebs.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS 119 (11-48) @ MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 128 (33-23)

The Lakers were mostly down by double digits the whole game. Matt Barnes led the Grizz in scoring and it was pretty much a regular day in the Lakers office.

BEHIND THE LINES
Matt Barnes (MEM): 25 pts, 8 rebs.
Lou Williams (LAL): 22 pts.
D’Angelo Russell (LAL): 22 pts, 8 assts.
Julius Randle (LAL): 11 pts, 14 rebs.
Jordan Clarkson (LAL): 28 pts, 6 rebs.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS 104 (27-29) @ CHICAGO BULLS 109 (30-26)

(PHOTO CREDIT: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune.)

Still marred by injuries but somehow, the Bulls came out on top. We also got Doug McDermott dunking which is probably more surprising than the Bulls win.

BEHIND THE LINES
E’Twaun Moore (CHI): 17 pts.
Pau Gasol (CHI): 10 pts, 15 rebs, 9 assts.
Taj Gibson (CHI): 17 pts, 7 rebs, 7 assts.
Bradley Beal (WAS): 19 pts.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 116 (41-16) @ DALLAS MAVERICKS 103 (30-28)

Dirk Nowitzki had a vintage performance. Too bad, the Mavs went way too vintage on team performance. Like 90s vintage.

I love the 90s myself. The Mavs don’t.

BEHIND THE LINES
Kevin Durant (OKC): 24 pts, 8 rebs, 6 assts.
Russell Westbrook (OKC): 24 pts, 7 rebs, 13 assts.
Dirk Nowitzki (DAL): 33 pts, 6 rebs.

DENVER NUGGETS 87 (23-35) @ LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 81 (37-20)

It wasn’t a pretty game by any means but the Clippers came out as flat as a pancake. The Nuggets poured syrup on them and the Clips only ended up shooting 35 percent for the game. Disappointing loss for the team from L.A.

BEHIND THE LINES
Kenneth Faried (DEN): 21 pts, 11 rebs.
Chris Paul (LAC): 17 pts, 6 rebs, 10 assts, 4 stls.
J.J. Redick (LAC): 21 pts.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS 108 (48-9) @ SACRAMENTO KINGS 92 (24-32)

The game was close throughout the first half even though DeMarcus Cousins missed everything. When he finally got going, so did the Spurs and they broke away as they try to keep up with the Warriors on the freeway. Highway. Expressway. What do you guys call it outside of California?

BEHIND THE LINES
Kawhi Leonard (SA): 18 pts, 8 rebs, 4 stls.
Tony Parker (SA): 23 pts, 6 assts.
Rajon Rondo (SAC): 7 pts, 8 rebs, 18 assts, 3 stls.
DeMarcus Cousins (SAC): 22 pts, 10 rebs.

GETTING SOCIAL

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It’s Robert Covington from the OTHER free throw line.

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