There are two things that can help a young team win on the road: 1) some good ole fashioned defense and 2) a young star taking over the game when they need it most.
First, let’s talk about the Evans-Jennings matchup. On paper, it looks like Tyreke Evans won this battle with a 24-15 scoring advantage, a 9/19 to 4/11 ...
Today's the big day. Instead of the Bucks playing the Kings in Milwaukee, from what I understand Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings are just going to play one-on-one for 18 hours.
First to 2000 wins!
This video was taken by Sam Amick (perhaps you've heard of him) before the Wolves game.
(H/T - Tom Ziller of Sactown Royalty [perhaps you've hard of him too])
I don't know what's more impressive: the fact that Kevin Martin didn't miss a shot or the Bryan Gates flexing.
The Sacramento Kings hadn’t really had a dud of a road game since the third loss of the season when the San Antonio Spurs blew them out. This was also the game in which Tyreke Evans rolled his ankle, had to leave the game, and then was semi-hobbled for the next two games.
Well, Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwo...
Ahmad Rashad caught up with the best rookie in the NBA at Bella Bru for a nice little breakfast and conversation.
(Thanks to Greg for passing this along.)
Also, check out Ian Thomsen's article about Evans here. Really good read for all of you (including myself) who can't stop swooning over Tyreke Evans this morning.
Kyle from Truth About It - Wizards blog for the TrueHoop Network - has the frame by frame imagery of Evans' steal against Arenas.
Check it here.
Here was a post-game quote from Gilbert Arenas when he was asked about Tyreke Evans:
"I like him. He's 6'6 and I think he's about 220 pounds. Guards that come in that size as a rookie are like when LeBron and D. Wade came in at that size, they're hard to guard. I'm considered a big guard in this league and going against Tyreke ...
It wasn’t “Havlicek stole the ball” or “a steal by Bird; underneath to DJ, he lays it in.”
But for Tyreke Evans on a nationally televised stage that his stellar play earned him and his teammates this season, it might as well have been. Casual NBA fans aren’t really going to remember this game or the defensive ...