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.
|LeBron James||A career-high 16 assists to go with 40 points and eight rebounds. And he shot 64 percent from the floor for the month of February, becoming the first since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to do that (min. 200 attempts). Stop it, LeBron. Just stop.|
|The Kings-Heat game|
Who could've seen this coming? Was this the best game of the season? Quite possibly. The Kings came back from nine down with under three minutes left in regulation. But the Heat finally won out, outscoring Sacramento 29-17 in two overtimes.
|Stephen Curry||He destroyed both George Hill's dignity and ankles and went for 38 points, but the Warriors lost to the Pacers and he got tossed like a rag doll twice by Roy Hibbert.|
|Dirk Nowitzki||The Mavericks lost to the Bucks, but Dirk deserves to be commended for his effort -- 21 points and 20 rebounds.|
|Sacramento Kings||Marcus Thornton was unconscious (36 points, eight 3-pointers), and the effort was admirable. But they ended up falling flat in the second overtime and losing by 12. Great performance, but not nearly enough.|
|Pacers-Warriors||The mini-brawl spilled into the crowd, which is ugly, but everyone mostly kept their heads and no one escalated things with a punch or something stupid. Shoving matches aren't good, but the two teams didn't let things get out of hand.|
|Chicago Bulls||Save them, Derrick Rose Kenobi, you're their only hope. After getting worked by the Thunder, the Bulls fell at home to the Cavaliers, who were playing without Kyrie Irving. Ouch.|