On Wednesday January 23rd the Toronto Raptors took on the Indiana Pacers. The game was well fought and the Pacers ended up winning the game. Thaddeus Young , a forward for the Pacers led the team in points putting up 23 points that night. The Raptors also have been performing well lately. Serge Ibaka on the raptors also put up 23 points. The reason the raptors have been better than last year is because of last year’s trade for for Kahwi Leonard. It has helped the raptors significantly on the offensive and defensive sides on the court. The raptors are currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference. This game was fun to watch seeing the 3rd seed(Pacers) go against the 2nd seed in the eastern conference(Raptors). The game although fun was hard to watch with the loss of Victor Oladipo for the Pacers. In the late 2nd quarter Victor Oladipo ruptured his quad tendon. This was devastating and would mean Victor would be out for the rest of the season. And with this injury I believe the Pacers will not as good as they were with Victor Oladipo.
The NBA All star game is about a month away and people have already started to vote for their favorite players. This Year’s All star game is to be held at the Spectrum Center . The Spectrum Center is the Charlotte Hornets’ home Stadium. On these lists there are many players that are surprising to see. One player that seems to stand out to me is Derrick Rose. After coming off an injury a couple of years ago, Derrick has struggled to return to the player he once was. This season however, Rose has been going off with the Timber wolves and people love it which is why he is one of the most voted guards for the all star game. Dwayne Wade also seemed to surprise me as well. Dwayne wade is past his prime and has become a solid role player. And with his last year in the league it seems the fans wanted him to be in the All-Star game. There are many other players who we already know are possibly already going to be in the All- Star game like : Lebron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo , and all the other mainstream players. Luka doncic has over 670,000 votes for the all star game being a rookie which is expected considering his performance so far this season. Luka doncic has been impressing teams and fans with his famous step-back and his 19.8 points per game . The former Euro-league player is projected to win rookie of the year this season out performing all the other Rookies in the 2018 NBA draft.
On Thursday January 2nd the Houston Rockets took on the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets won the game 135-134. Yesterday’s game showed us the Houston Rockets are capable of making it far in the playoffs. The game went to overtime with a score of 121-121 .James Harden had a triple double that night consisting of 44 points 15 assists and 10 rebounds. Harden has been doing amazing the season and is on track to win another MVP. Although the game was fun to watch there were the refs were absolute garbage. On one particular play Kevin Durant had saved the ball while going out of bounds, but the refs didn’t see it and the game went on. Kevin Durant went on to have 26 points at the end of that game