The highlight of last night’s NBA action was a brilliant duel between Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors and Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry dropped 29 and 11 assists to lead Golden State to a 108-104 overtime victory over Cleveland. The Oklahoma City Thunder also handed the Houston Rockets a thorough beating, winning 117-86 behind 33 points and 13 rebounds from Kevin Durant. As for tonight, there are 7 games set to go, including more than a few that should be rather exciting, as the Dallas Mavericks take on the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Portland Trail Blazers travel to New Orleans to face off against the Pelicans, and the upstart Phoenix Suns do battle with the Los Angeles Clippers. For now, catch up on some reading with today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Our favorite Milwaukee Buck, Giannis Antetokounmpo, has recently been moved to the starting lineup because of the multitude of injuries the Bucks have dealt with. With his increased playing time, Giannis has brought a sense of hope to Milwaukee. Over at SB Nation’s Brew Hoop, Steve von Horn wrote about watching Giannis play.
Ever since his rookie season, Blake Griffin has taken flak for being “one dimensional” and faced accusations that “all he does is dunk.” While these things are certainly no longer true, has he taken the next step? Well over at SB Nation’s Clips Nation, Steve Perrin delved into this question.