The NBA Rundown is a new daily feature on Cosby Sweaters that will recap the best NBA basketball games on last night for your convenience. Your feedback in the comments would be very much appreciated.
Engulfed in Flames: The Miami Heat extends their winning streak to 9 in the win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night. LeBron James led the way with 26 points on 11 of 15 shooting, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. The reigning MVP is shooting a career high 57 percent from the field in this season, and just looks hungry for another ring. Dwyane Wade added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The Bulls gave up a season high 27 turnovers in the loss, resulting in 24 points for their conference rival. The early mistakes completely took Chicago out of the game, as none of their players would finish with more than 14 points.
As great as I made LeBron James sound, he is still human (we are still doing tests to confirm) and will make a mistake or two.
West Side Worries: Tony Parker didn’t get MVP love from Charles Barkley for no reason. After dropping both games to the Clippers earlier in the season, the San Antonio Spurs point guard had 31 points (12 of 16), 7 assists and zero turnovers to guide his team to victory. The Spurs were on fire from everywhere on the field last night, knocking shots down at 59 percent from field and 47 percent from beyond the arc. Blake Griffin scored a team-high 17 points on 17 shots. San Antonio have now won 16 of their last 17 games.
Normally, there would be highlights from the games in this post, but there weren’t anything spectacular last night.
Just for fun, in case you were wondering, Charles Barkley does not make an attractive woman. (Via: @cjzero)
Have a great day. If you still can.