Nightly Grades 2.12.13: Rudy Gay does it again

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.

Rudy Gay and the Toronto Raptors Attention, NBA: If the Raptors need a bucket to tie or win, they're going to Rudy Gay, and he's going to the right baseline for a pull-up jumper. And he's more than likely going to make it. For the second time since he has moved to Toronto, Gay won it late for the Raptors, this time topping the Denver Nuggets with a bucket with 4.8 seconds left.
Utah Jazz A big-time bounce-back win for the Jazz, who ran the Oklahoma City Thunder out of their building in the fourth quarter for a 109-94 win. OKC couldn't handle Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson on the inside, and Utah's perimeter players punished them when they tried to double. A perfect takedown of one of the league's elite. 
Dwyane Wade , LeBron James and Chris Bosh LeBron was awesome again, so what's new? But those three combined for 86 of Miami's 117 points. LeBron had 30 on 11-of-15 shooting, Bosh had 32 on 13-of-16 and Wade had 24 on 8-of-18. It's like they're pretty good or something. 
Damian Lillard , LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews Portland Trail Blazers 's three couldn't match Miami's, but they gave a terrific effort. Lillard, Aldridge and Matthews combined for 82 of Portland's 104. Lillard had 33, Aldridge 29 and Matthews 20.
Kobe Bryant He didn't attempt a shot in the first half and went 1-8 for four points but did have nine assists. But, hey, the Los Angeles Lakers won, which is what was important. Still: weird. 
Golden State Warriors It's not time to panic, but yeesh, the Warriors have not performed well as of late. They've lost their last five games, and have been waxed in most of them. They didn't get any revenge on the Houston Rockets for their previous 3-point barrage, instead fading late in a 116-107 loss. The Rockets are solid, but the Warriors aren't playing well right now, and it's concerning.
Blazers not named Damian, LaMarcus or Wesley They combined for 22 total points on 8-22 shooting. Just something else, and the Blazers could've knocked off the Miami Heat
Thunder in the fourth It was the first time that  Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant played in a fourth quarter in 10 days, and I think they forgot how to do it. OKC collapsed in Utah scoring just 15 points in the final frame, losing a game by 15 in which they shot 55.9 percent from the field. 
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