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.
|Check these out from the Buck's 109-108 overtime win over the Jazz: Monta Ellis, 34 points on 15-21 shooting. Brandon Jennings, 20 points and 17 assists. LARRY SANDERS!, 16 rebounds and six blocks. J.J. Redick, 17 points off the bench. The Bucks might just be dangerous after all.|
|New York Knicks||After coming up painfully short against the Heat on Sunday, the Knicks bounced back well, albeit against a poor Cleveland squad. They lost Carmelo Anthony to an apparent knee injury, but pushed through a slow start to pick up a nice 102-97 win as Amar'e Stoudemire -- yep, remember him? -- led them with 22 points.|
|Golden State Warriors||A win is a win is a win. For the slumping Warriors, getting back home was key in getting right. They beat the Raptors 125-118 and while it wasn't an impressive victory by any stretch, the Warriors just need wins at this point to try and solidify their position in the Western playoffs.|
|Utah Jazz||Every loss for Utah from this point on could be potentially devastating. The loss to Milwaukee dropped them to eighth in the West, and with the Lakers closing and the Rockets holding, the Jazz could potentially be the odd team left out.|
|Atlanta Hawks||What was once a promising, fun, overachieving bunch might be crashing back painfully right now. With a 104-88 whipping in Denver, that's now three consecutive losses for the Hawks as they've slipped to sixth in the East, with the Celtics nipping at their heels.|