Welcome to your Daily NBA Fix for Sunday, Jan. 12. The Phoenix Suns have lost two straight and four of six since Eric Bledsoe tore the meniscus in his right knee after dropping a 110-108 decision at Detroit on Saturday night on Josh Smith’s banker with one second left, a game also highlighted by Brandon Jennings’ NBA season-best 18 assists—16 of which came in the first half.
The Brooklyn Nets finally lost in 2014, leaving the Chicago Bulls as the last perfect team since the New Year. While the Nets were getting hammered at Toronto, the Bulls handled the Bobcats at home for their fifth straight win—three of those coming since leading scorer Luol Deng was traded to the Cavs.
Oklahoma City ended a two-game slide with an easy win over the Bucks—even if it did set basketball back 60 some-odd years with a 73-point first half … combined.
Orlando’s woes continued as their losing streak stretched to seven games as they were blown out in Denver and Boston lost at Portland to lose their eighth in a row.
There’s highlights, game capsules, the top and bottom five players, the dreaded Goose Egg, Clean and Sober and Ironman awards, we’ll recap who’s circling the drain, there will be some interesting pieces of relevant (and not-so-relevant) information and we’ll look at today’s daily lines for those people who like to wager a buck or two.
Check out the highlights below from the night that was, then get into the game capsules (home teams in CAPS).