Wrapping up 10/11's pre-season action
New York 112, Maccabi Elite 85: All of the Lower East Side shows up to root for Maccabi Tel Aviv, but the Knicks still win. Vonteego freakin' Cummings winds up the game's leading scorer with 20 points for Maccabi, but seven Knicks end up in double figures and cruise to an easy win.
Memphis 98, MMT Estudiantes 73: The Grizzlies run their starters out there for a quarter, and it's enough to give them a 32-11 lead by the end of the first period. Naturally, Darko puts up 13 and 7 when he's not facing NBA players.
Real Madrid 104, Toronto 103: It's OK if Canadian teams lose to international teams, because the US NBA teams would never lose to a foreign team. Check that... Well, at least the Raptors can blame it on Chris Bosh sitting out.
Atlanta 109, Charlotte 104: Absolutely desperate to improve to 3-0 on the pre-season, Mike Woodson keeps Joe Johnson and Acie Law out on the court for 38 minutes each. Mike, if you want to keep your job, take Atlanta to the playoffs.
Cleveland 96, Detroit 90: LeBron scores 17 in 25 minutes, and Rasheed Wallace racks up another technical while bickering with Drew Gooden. Apparently it's never too early for Rasheed.
Houston 107, Panathinaikos 90: 7'7" Yao Ming starts at center against 6'8" Michael Batiste and only scores 20 points, shooting 7/13. Meanwhile, I guess I owe Steve Francis an apology. Dude can still jump.
Phoenix 110, Sacramento 99: Steve Nash only takes three shots in 26 minutes, but racks up 11 assists instead. Kevin Martin does shoot in 17 minutes, scoring 17. Kings have 17 assists, while the Suns have 28.
Golden State 109, LA Lakers 106: Warriors sweep pre-season doubleheader in Hawaii, but the Lakers say "fine, we'll just beat you guys in all four match-ups again this year." Kobe shoots 2/10 from the field and turns the ball over 5 times, so maybe he is just leading the Warriors on.