pelicans beat bucks behind davis' career night

the new orleans pelicans are fighting for the 8th seed in the western conference while the milwaukee bucks are fighting for the 5th seed in the east.  it was good game for both teams.  giannis antetokounmpo and michael carter-williams had good games for the bucks as well as khris middleton. on the other side, it was all anthony davis for the pelicans after tyreke evans went down with an ankle injury with about a minute left in the third quarter.

the pelicans are already missing the services of starting pg jrue holiday and sharp-shooting sixth man ryan anderson.

the showdown between antetokounmpo and davis was a fun one to watch.  unfortunately for the bucks carter-williams' hero ball mode late in the fourth doomed them.  that and the fact that davis cannot miss.  just look at this shot chart from the brow:

davis ended the night with 43 points tying his career-high he set this season on 23 shots also.  he also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 6 helpers, the most number of assists he has had in his career.  giannis meanwhile finished the game with 29 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.

with the win, the pelicans are now just half a game behind the oklahoma city thunder for the 8th and final spot in the playoffs.  next up for the pels are the nets tomorrow night.

and oh, here's anthony davis' highlights against the bucks:

postgame jones-green bump just gets sillier

so after the warriors defeated the clippers yesterday, draymond green was being interviewed post game and dahntay jones of the clippers appeared to have bumped into the warriors forward.  honestly, it didn't look much.  it was even kinda funny to see green's reaction looking for the person who bumped into him.

but then, draymond was interviewed in the locker room about the bump and he came out swinging, with words.  green said that he didn't react because there's nothing to gain by confronting jones.  he said his team would miss him if he gets suspended while the clips would not even notice if jones gets suspended.  wow.

then the nba joined the fray.  it was announced recently that dahntay jones will be fined $10,000 for the bump.  i think that that's kinda harsh for a bump.  but then again, the nba must have felt that they need to do something about it since the video of the bump has gone viral.

the latest development though came from clippers coach doc rivers.  in a recent interview, rivers sarcastically said that he told jones to be careful because that bump was way out of line.  he then went on to say that the bump must have been too hard for the tough guy in golden state for him to react the way he did.

now we wait to see how this will get even sillier.

lance stephenson breaking ankles and shaking off

love him or hate him, it's undeniable that lance stephenson has got game.  just look at his handiwork right here.  sure, anthony tolliver is no tony allen but he's pretty athletic as well and lance just took him to the dance!  the shimmy is just icing on the cake.  and oh, the hornets won to stay in 7th place in the eastern conference.  

steve kerr: what are you doing steph?

steph curry is that good! there's only guy i can think of who can do that aside from steph and he's in that video too. chris paul. of course, he's not as automatic as steph is when it comes to just flinging threes out of nowhere but the handles are pretty much right there.

look at steve kerr and imagine what's going through his head when steph as side-stephing defenders and throwing one up and hitting it. if i'm in his position, i'd probably scratching my head and then doing it again. first one out of frustration and the second one for not believing in steph curry.

russell westbrook logs 7th triple double of the season

the russell westbrook train is still chugging along.  he just put up great numbers again as the thunder beat the toronto raptors 108-104.  the win gave the thunder a bigger gap between them and the pelicans who are also in the hunt for that last playoff spot in the west.

westbrook, in three quarters already has the triple double secured.  that was his 7th of the season which is notably more than kevin durant has in his entire career.  of course, it's easier for a point guard to rack up double figures in assist than it is for slim forward.  but then again, it's easier for forwards to grab more rebounds than guards.  this is not going anywhere though.  so let's just say that both are pretty good at basketball but it's westbrook who is shining so bright right now.