What a great effort by the Trail Blazers to force overtime, where they came up just short. Ty Lawson played through an illness (24 PTS, 11 AST) and Kenneth Faried (21 PTS, 11 REB) crashed the boards as Denver overcame a 4-for-16 night by Andre Iguodala to prevail.
Nobody can say no to Honey Nut Cheerios? It probably wasn’t exactly in those words, but it’s close enough to describe what Kevin Garnett may have said to Carmelo Anthony about his wife LaLa (Vazquez) Anthony to push him over the top. Garnett apparently picked a very poor time to use Anthony’s wife as a method of trash talk, according to Marianne Garvey of Daily News: Carmelo Anthony lost his cool after Boston Celtics bigmouth Kevin Garnett reportedly said his wife “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios”
With 31 PTS, 9 REB and 6 AST, James Harden was the best player on the floor, as the Rockets pulled away in the second half for an impressive win. Chandler Parsons (flu) not only played, he scored 20 points, and Carlos Delfino (19 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL) hit 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.