Nightly Grades 2.13.13: Spurs' Kawhi Leonard sinks Cavs

By Royce Young | NBA writer

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.

Paul GeorgeThe All-Star put up star numbers in Indiana's 101-77 win over Charlotte. George went for his first career triple-double -- 23 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists and was a game-high plus-28.
Toronto RaptorsRaptors win again? Raptors win again. That's now four straight and this one was a good one, coming over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Kawhi LeonardThirteen points, 10 rebounds and a game-winning 3 with 2.9 seconds left against the Cavaliers. Boom, bang, boom.
Dion WaitersHe hit the big shot that seemed to be a game-winner with under 10 seconds left to beat the Spurs, but then got completely lost defensively and allowed Leonard to get a clean look from 3. Ah, rookies.
The Celtics-Bulls game in generalIf you're looking for gross, this was your game. The final score was 71-69 in favor of Boston. The Celtics scored eight points in the third quarter ... and won. Why? Because the Bulls scored only 13. Check this: The teams combined for 21 points on 10-of-42 shooting (23.8 percent) in that third quarter. Combining the second and third quarters the Celtics scored just 19 total points. So gross. But it was at least close.
Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony's offenseMaybe you could just say they played great defense on each other, or maybe they were both horrifically off. Gay went just 4 for 21 for 11 points and Melo was 5 for 24 for 12. That's 9 of 45 for 23 points. Yuck.
Portland Trail BlazersJust a pathetic showing against the Hornets. The Blazers got whipped 99-63, with New Orleans missing Eric Gordon. Can't do that if you're a team fighting for that eighth playoff spot.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

August 1, 2015
NBA teams rebuilding (2:06)
July 30, 2015
How will the West play out?
July 30, 2015
State of the Mavericks
July 29, 2015
2017 NBA Draft preview


Most Popular Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.