Raining 3s Twine-Tickler of the day – 12/27/11 – Ray Allen

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Twine-Tickler of the day is the player that was scorching the nets from the
outside on game day. The deeper the shot, the more the tickling of the twine gets occurs.
Efficiency, range and volume are emphasized in this award.

Ray Allen is quiet possibly the greatest shooter to have ever played in the NBA so it should be no surprise that he out shined all NBA ballers yesterday in terms of twine arousal. His 28 point effort couldn’t help the Celtics get their first win of the season,  but Ray’s ball looked good raining down last night.

Stat Line from 12/27 game vs. Miami Heat (loss 107 – 115):

Points: 28

From the field: 8 – 12, 66.6 %

From 3 point land: 6 – 8, 75.0 %

From the stripe: 6 – 6, 100.0 %

NBA Game of the Day – 12/28/11 – Clippers at Spurs

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Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs

12/28/11

8:30 PM Eastern Time

TV: League Pass

AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX

Line: San Antonio – 4.5

2010-11 Records:

San Antonio: 61-21 (1st in Western Conference)

L.A. Clippers: 32-50 (13th in Western Conference)

Players of interest:

San Antonio: Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker

L.A. Clippers: Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

Why you want to watch:

The first real test for the newly formed western conference powerhouse Los
Angeles Clippers comes very quickly in the season. Chris Paul and Blake
Griffin go to San Antonio to take on the reigning Western conference
regular season champions at the AT&T center. Clips will have a much harder
time than their season opener in Oakland as the Spurs were the best home
team in the NBA last year by only losing 5 games there all year. The
combination of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan teamed with Chris Paul
should make the Clippers a must watch all season long.

Raining 3’s Twine-Tickler of the day – 12/26/11

Twine-Tickler of the day is the player that was scorching the nets from the
outside on game day. The deeper the shot, the more the twine gets tickled.
Efficiency, range and volume are emphasized in this award.

Marcus Thornton was wearing out the nets in Sacramento in the Kings’ 100 to 91 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Monday night. Marcus was 4 for 7 from behind the arc and totaled 27 points in the Kings’ opener at Arco.

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Stat Line from 12/26 game vs. Los Angeles Lakers (win 100 – 91):

Points: 27

From the field: 9 – 13, 69.2 %

From 3 point land: 4 – 7, 57.1 %

From the stripe: 5 – 5, 100.0 %

NBA Game of the Day – 12/27/11 – Celtics at Heat

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Boston Celtics at Miami Heat

12/27/11

8:00 PM Eastern Time

TV: TNT

American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL

2010-11 Records:

Boston: 56-26 (3rd in the Eastern Conference)

Miami: 58-24 (2nd in the Eastern Conference)

Players of interest:

Boston: Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce

Miami: Lebron James, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade

Why you want to watch:

A rematch of the 2011 eastern conference semi finals that saw Miami take
out Boston quickly in 5 games. There have been minimal changes since these
2 teams last met in the playoffs. Boston has lost Jeff Green and Glen Davis
and replaced them with Brandon Bass and Sasha Pavlovic. Miami acquired
Shane Battier in free agency and an impressive rookie thus far, Norris Cole
in the draft. The core players, Boston’s Garnett, Pierce, Rondo & Allen and
Miami’s James, Bosh and Wade, are unchanged. Miami is coming off an
impressive blow out win in Dallas with Lebron leading the way with 37
points. Boston is coming off a narrow defeat to the Knicks on Christmas
Day. Boston might be without Paul Pierce for a 2nd game as he is being
listed as doubtful for tonight’s game.

NBA Game of the Day – 12/26/11 – Grizzlies at Spurs

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Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs

12/26/11

8:30 Eastern Time

AT & T Center in San Antonio, Texas

2010-2011 Records:

San Antonio: 61-21 (1st in Western Conference)

Memphis: 46-36 (8th in Western Conference)

Players of interest:

San Antonio: Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili

Memphis: Zach Randolpph, Rudy Gay, Marc Gasol, Mike Conley

Story line:

A rematch of last years first round match up that saw Memphis upset the #1 seeded Spurs in 6 games. The Spurs already well aged roster are now a year older and you would figure are going to start showing their age. The Grizz are stacked talent wise with Randolph, Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and Rudy Gay who wasn’t even part of the Grizzlies late season run and playoff push. The addition of a healthy Rudy Gay in the rotation might be what catapults the Grizz to the elite of the Western Conference this season. The Spurs have the advantage in this game as they’ll have the support of an excited San Antonio crowd. Memphis has the advantage in terms of talent, especially inside with the two skilled bigs in Gasol and Randolph. Expect a close game in San Antonio and should be the best of a 12 game night in the NBA.

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