Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wade, Stoudemire have Super Sundays
By ESPN Stats & Info
Entering Sunday, the Miami Heat ranked second in the NBA with 0.93 points per isolation play. Dwyane Wade continued that trend en route to his game-high 28 points as the Heat won their sixth straight game, 97-79 over the Los Angeles Clippers. Wade led all scorers with 28 points, 14 of which came on isolation plays.
Eddie House once again had a solid fourth quarter for the Heat, scoring 13 of his 15 points in the final period -- including three shots from behind the arc. House is now 18-for-27 from the field in the fourth quarter over the last six games.
The Clippers won the first meeting this season on January 12. Blake Griffin had 24 points and 14 rebounds in that one.
Griffin had a solid game again Sunday with 21 points but struggled to score when Chris Bosh matched up with him. The rookie was 0-5 from the field with Bosh defending him while he was 7-12 vs everyone else.
The Clippers have lost six straight road games and have nine more remaining on their NBA-season-high 11-game road trip. If the Clips can take anything away from their Super Bowl Sunday effort, it was that they held LeBron James to 12 points -- his lowest total in over a year (12 points in win vs Timberwolves on Jan. 27, 2010). James is now averaging 23.1 points in 16 career games vs the Clippers, his worst average vs any opponent.
AMAR’E STEALS SUPER BOWL THUNDER
New York City may be salivating over the thought of acquiring Carmelo Anthony, but Amar'e Stoudemire is playing the role of lead dog on the New York Knicks quite well in the meantime.
He had 41 points, his second 40-point game of the season as the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 117-103. It was the 17th career 40-point game for Stoudemire and he did so while making 17 of his 21 shots from the field. At 81.0 pct, it's the highest field goal percentage in a 40-point game in the NBA this season.
The only player with more points in an NBA contest on Super Bowl Sunday over the last 20 seasons is Clyde Drexler, who did so in 1989.
"The Glide" dropped 48 points against the Knicks in a losing effort just hours before Joe Montana led the San Francisco 49ers to a comeback win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII.