Welcome to your Daily NBA Fix for Sunday, Feb. 2, the morning after the infuriatingly inconsistent Washington Wizards snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 10-game winning streak.
There really can’t be a wackier team in the NBA that the Wiz, who over the last 10 days have wins over the Suns, Warriors and Thunder and losses to the Celtics and Jazz.
Yeah, I can’t figure them out, either.
Elsewhere in the Association, new commissioner Adam Silver took in a game at Madison Square Garden, where the Miami Heat finally got a win this season in Gotham, where they had lost earlier to the Knicks and have taken two defeats from the Nets.
Speaking of streaky, the Nets have lost three straight, getting tripped by one at Indiana. The Hawks beat Minnesota, the Pistons hammered the short-handed Sixers and the Rockets got a triple-double from Jeremy Lin and beat the reeling cavaliers.
On the topic of reeling, Milwaukee took its sixth loss in a row at Memphis, the Pelicans swallowed up Chicago, the short-handed Kings fell to the even more short-handed Spurs, Phoenix beat the Bobcats, Portland cooled off Toronto and the Clippers pulled away in the second half to beat the Jazz.
The Daily NBA Fix will deliver 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).