"It's All About The Game"
The Basketball Report, V.1
Robert Stephens, Featured Writer
He's back, this time running down the hoops happenings.
January 31, 2012 - The Washington Wizards with John Wall back in the fold have seen vast improvements in their offense and the results are documented in the win column. Since Wall’s return at this writing the Wizards record stands at 6-4.
If the season would end now the current teams would participate in the 2013 NBA playoffs.
The Wizards have improved with John Wall's return.
In the East the top seed would be the defending champs the Miami Heat. The following teams in seeding order would be in the mix. The New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, and the Boston Celtics would round out the field. The Celtics received some devastating news that Rajon Rondo will miss the entire season.
In the West the San Antonio Spurs would be the top seed in that conference. The Spurs would be followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets.
In college basketball Otto Porter and Markel Starks scored 17 points each as the Georgetown Hoyas defeated nationally ranked Louisville 53-51 in a Big East thriller at MCI before 17,474 fans.
In a nip and tuck ball game the Hoyas led 33-29 at the half. Georgetown out rebounded Louisville 34-29 as they improved their record to 14-4 on the season.
Wednesday night the Hoyas defeated Seton Hall 74-52 with the defense that head coach Thompson III is expecting from his team.
“I thought our defense as very good today.” “I thought the effort was there the communications as there”, said the Hoya head coach at his post game news conference.
“I thought that we were very good against what I consider a very good offensive team.” said coach Thompson.
Otto Porter led all scorers with 20 points and 4 steals. Markel Starks chipped in wth 16 points. D’vauntes Smith Rivera contributed 11 points as well as leading the team in rebounds with six.
The Hoyas are now 15-4 (5-3) in Big East play. They host St. John’s Saturday.
The Howard Bison fell to Delaware State 63-46 at Dover. The Hornets went on a 33-19 run in the second half to secure the MEAC conference win.
Howard was led by Simon Frazier’s 15 points and five assists.
George Washington surprised Charlotte 82-54 at the Smith Center. The Colonials moved into a “five” way tie for second place in the Atlantic 10. Talk about parity at least for now!
Patricio Garino led GW with 16 points. Bryan Bynes and Lasan Kromah chipped in with 12 points as GW improved to 10-9.
The Maryland Terrapins fell to Duke 84-64 in Durham. Wednesday night the Terps fell to Florida State 73-71 to Florida State 73-71 as Micheal Snear connected on a three point shot with 1.1 seconds remaining in the game.
Dez Wells led the Terps with 19 points. Maryland fell to 15-6 (3-5) in ACC play.
The Terrapins will host Wake Forest Saturday.
The prep scene is well underway and i95ballerz.com will continue to bring you the information you find informing as well as informative under high school guru editor Ron Bailey.
In a WCAC thriller at Gonzaga Kris Jenkin’s two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining led the Eagles to a 69-68 win over Paul VI.
G'Town's Markel Starks has done work for the Hoyas.
Franklin Howard gave the Panthers a 68-67 lead with 12 seconds remaining on a layup as the Panthers came back from a 12 point deficit.
“Give the ball to Kris and let him win it.” Gonzaga head coach Steve Turner told his team as he described the final play.
“Charles Glover (15) points is one of the most underrated players in this conference he is an important part of this team.” said coach Turner.
“Our goal each week is to get better and get ready for the tournament. I told our players that they (Paul VI) we’re going to come back. They are one of the better teams in the country.” said the Eagles coach.
"You can’t get down the way we were against a good team like Gonzaga said Panther head coach Glenn Farello. “I’m proud of my guys they showed a lot of heart”.
Gonzaga was led in scoring by Kris Jenkins who finished with 27 points. Paul VI was led by Franklin Howard who finished with 20 points. Marcus Derrickson chipped in with 15 points.
Let's take a look some of the high school standings.
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