Tuesday 22 August 2017 / 10:56 PM

Wrap-Up March 8-11

Not many times will we do an article and a dunk leads the way, but we can’t overlook just how impressive that dunk was.

 

 

So let’s begin there.

 

What has happened in the past couple days:

 

•DeAndre Jordan’s poster of Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons sent shockwaves across social media. Take a look at why

 

•Dwight Howard thinks his return to Orlando was ‘normal’. Ok, Dwight, one does not simply rip the hearts of one city’s sports fans and not feel anything. He played there his entire career, and Orlando doesn’t have another major sports franchise. It is supposed to feel more than just normal, my friend.

 

•Spurs pound Thunder 105-93 in a double-digit blowout. Tiago Splitter scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds. San Antonio has all the tools to finish first in the Western Conference but let’s see how they fare in the postseason when it matters

 

•Warriors destroy Knicks 92-63. Stephen Curry scored a game-high 26 points

 

•Miami Heat extend winning streak to 18 games. Miami is the best team in the league, plain and simple. They will be there in the end because of the lackluster competition in the Eastern Conference. New York is bruised and unproven, Boston is over the hill, Chicago doesn’t have a healthy Derrick Rose and Indiana is simply less talented. This is Miami’s year once again

 

•Charlotte has now lost 10 straight contests; record slides to 13-50

 

•Utah Jazz hold slight advantage over Los Angeles Lakers for 8th seed in Western Conference

 

•Milwaukee Bucks are hanging on to the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference

 

Latest injury news to note:

 

•Carmelo Anthony says he won’t be 100 percent for the rest of the season but will play

 

•Amar’e Stoudemire has knee surgery; out at least 6 weeks

 

•Clippers’ Butler out for a week with elbow strain

 

•Shoulder sprain to rule Kyrie Irving out 3-4 weeks

 

•Derrick Rose still says he has no return date

 

What to look forward to in the next couple days:

 

•Miami looks to extend winning streak at Philadelphia 76ers

 

•Memphis Grizzlies travel to Los Angeles to play the Clippers as the two battle for playoff positioning. Every season people forget about how great the Grizzlies are as a whole. A victory against one of the league’s best team on the road would be a major statement

 

•Metta World Peace and the Los Angeles Lakers travel to Indiana to play the Pacers as they attempt to stay in the postseason chase. World Peace relives his glory days in Indiana

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