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Posted on: February 7, 2012 11:25 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2012 11:32 pm

Report Card: Pacers survive, Pierce passes Bird

Paul Pierce took over No.2 on the Celtics' all-time scoring list and the Celtics improved to 14-10. (Getty Images)
By Matt Moore

Each night, Eye on Basketball brings you what you need to know about the games of the NBA. From great performances to terrible clock management the report card evaluates and eviscerates the good, the bad, and the ugly from the night that was. We want to hear your grades of the night on Twitter at @EyeOnBasketball.

Paul Pierce On a night where Pierce passed Larry Bird on the Celtics' all-time scoring list, the Truth was doing everything for the surging Celtics. His shooting percentage was nothing great, but 8 rebounds and 9 assists with just two turnovers to go with 15 points is excellent work. Pierce took a step up the Green's list of point producers, but it's his overall play that makes him a Celtic legend. Tuesday night showed why.
Indiana Pacers Played like warrior gods for about 34 minutes. Then utterly collapsed against the power of Paul Millsap while Frank Vogel hung out his second unit to dry. Then managed to slam the door shut thanks to what got them the lead in the first place. When the Pacers are clicking, they can be dominant, but this team is built with too many hustle defenders on the bench and not enough scoring. George Hill's absence hurts, but it goes beyond that. They might consider getting a backup scorer at the deadline. At the same time, a quality win against a good team.
Minnesota Timberwolves The Kings are more game to fight under Keith Smart, but this still should have been a more comfortable win at home. Then again, they didn't have Kevin Love. So basically, they pass, but next time maybe a little better shooting than 41 percent against a horrid defense is in order. 14 assists for Rubio in the win.
Kings final possession All you have are perimeter scorers. All you have are ISO guys. You don't pass well. I'm one of the guys who rails against the ISO-Final-Possession culture in the NBA, but in that situation, down two, give the ball to Thornton or Evans and let them do work out of Isolation. Instead the Kings tried to get inventive and cute. Not a good look. Honestly, DeMarcus Cousins should not be on the floor at the end of the game for the Kings right now. 22 for Thornton in the loss.
Tyrus Thomas 20 minutes. 1-6, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 foul, -12 for the game and got into it with Paul Pierce on the night he passed Bird on the Celtics' scoring list. Remember when he was going to be a difference maker?
LeBron James (24 points on 16 shots, 5 boards, 6 assists, 2 steals, excellent passing to close out the Cavs.)
Derrick Brown (10-10 from the field, 20 points, 4 rebounds)
Darren Collison (10-14 from the field, 25 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 0 turnovers)

Posted on: March 1, 2011 2:05 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2011 10:02 pm

NBA post-deadline Tuesday buyout and signing buzz

A roundup of all of Tuesday's buyout updates and signings from around the NBA after last week's trade deadline. Posted by Ben Golliver. trade-deadline

The blockbuster moves are out of the way now that the NBA's trade deadline has come and gone, but roster movement around the league continues as players are bought out or waived. This post will update throughout Tuesday with the latest updates on buyouts, waivings and signings. 

For Monday's Buyout Buzz, click here.

(Latest Buzz)  
  • In an unexpected move, the Washington Wizards have announced that they have bought out and waived forward Al Thornton. The team issued this statement quoting President Ernie Grunfeld: "The additions of Rashard Lewis and Mo Evans combined with Josh Howard’s return from injury gave us a logjam at the small forward spot,” said Grunfeld. “Coming to terms on a contract buyout with Al was mutually beneficial, as it allows us to clear space in the rotation and allows him the chance to pursue an opportunity with another team.”
  • The Heat officially waived Carlos Arroyo this afternoon. Their statement read: "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have requested waivers on guard Carlos Arroyo. 'This was a very difficult decision to make because Carlos has done a great job for this team and this organization,' said HEAT President Pat Riley. 'He is truly a first class individual and professional. We wish him nothing but the best.'"
  • The Indy Star also reports that a Ford buyout is unlikely by the Pacers: "Ford unlikely to be bought out. Ford said all along he wasn't leaving any money on the table w/o a new team."

(Morning Buzz)
  • CSNNE.com reports that the Celtics "are focused on Corey Brewer. There's a strong belief that he is the final piece to this championship puzzle. Competition is very tight for Brewer. I think the Mavs are going to be the team to beat for his services."
  • ESPN.com reports that the Cavaliers may use their midlevel exception to tyr to entice Corey Brewer into signing with Cleveland. The site also lists the Heat, Bulls, Hornets, Mavericks, Spurs and Celtics as teams interested in Brewer.
  • NBA.com reports that free agent forward Leon Powe is talking with the New York Knicks, New Orleans Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat. Powe was released by the Cleveland Cavaliers last week.
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