Kevin Garnett and the Celtics had been rolling through the best the Western Conference until they ran into the Hornets. David West dominated with 37 points and fellow All Star Chris Paul did a bit of everthing, finishing with 19 and 7. Ray Allen was back at full force for Boston, but the team got absolutely nothing out of their bench. In contrast, Bonzi Wells and Jannero Pargo combined for 27/8/6 off of the Hornets bench. Oh yeah, Wells also had 8 steals. Boston doesn't look quite as dominating when they turn the ball over 20 times.
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• Now who's streakin', bitch? Phoenix won their seventh straight game at the expense of the previously streak-happy Rockets by a score of 122-113. The vaunted Houston defense couldn't do much to stop Amare. Stoudemire scored 30 points thanks to a perfect 20-20 performance from the free throw line. That's 20 points the exciting way!
• Superman forgot how to score. Dwight Howard should dominate every single night, but that is not the case. The physically dominant big man had another lackluster offensive effort, scoring just 11 points on 3-5 from the field and an ugly 5-11 from the line. Atlanta picked up the 98-90 win over Howard's Magic despite not playing Salim Stoudamire. Damn you, Mike Woodson.