Dirk? Apparently, the Western Conference coaches chose this year’s All-Star reserves based upon last year’s accomplishments. The 14 All-Star reserves were announced tonight on TNT, and there were a couple of surprises. None was bigger than the selection of Nowitzki, who is averaging the lowest numbers since his sophomore season. His points per game (17.6) are down 5.4 from last season, his field-goal percentage has dropped from.517 to .461, and whose 3-point percentage has nosedived from .393 to .211. He even acknowledged recently
csprtContainer(); With the NBA All-Star starters set, who will be snubbed for a reserve spot? Could President Obama check out Blake Griffin? CineSport’s Brian Clark & SheridanHoops.com’s Chris Sheridan discuss.
Highlight Performance: Kevin Martin, HOU– Martin provided a fantastic scoring night on Thursday, posting 32 points, and even threw in 8 rebounds. This was his first time scoring over 30 points this season, and the third time in the past 3 games he has gone over 25. The former Sacramento King seems to have found his groove, and heavy scoring totals seem to be in the near future. Performance to Forget: Devin Harris, UTA– The former New Jersey Nets struggled yet again Thursday
On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. On Dec. 18, 2011, the last American troops withdrew. And during that entire time, the Los Angeles Clippers never won a game in Utah. The last time the Clippers won in Salt Lake City was Jan. 2003. They will be riding a 16-game road losing streak to the Jazz when they visit Wednesday night. LA doesn’t do too well vs. Utah at home, either. The Clippers have lost 10 of the last 11 meetings
Prior to last night, nine of the 30 NBA teams had won at least two-thirds of their games. Now, there are 10. Welcome to the club, Paul Millsap and the Utah Jazz. When you think of players who can reel off 14 consecutive fourth-quarter points for their team in the hick of a tight contest, certain names come to mind: Kobe, D-Wade, LeBron, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Dirk Nowitzki. It is what they do and what they’ve done, which is why all of them