Welcome to your Daily NBA Fix for Monday, Feb. 10, the morning after the Detroit Pistons guaranteed this will not be the first NBA season without a coach being fired midseason since 1970-71.
But while Maurice Cheeks was being shown the ejector seat in Detroit, the Orlando Magic pulled off another impressive homecourt win, this time over the best-in-the-NBA Indiana Pacers. For the record, that is consecutive wins at home over the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Pacers—the No. 1 teams in each conference. Not bad.
Elsewhere around the Association, the Thunder dropped the Knicks, the Bulls held off the Lakers (with Steve Nash’s nerve injury rearing its ugly head again), the Mavericks won their fifth in a row, the Nets held New Orleans to 28 points in the first half en route to an easy win, the Cavaliers beat Memphis in overtime, the Wizards did unspeakable things to DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay (combined 5-for-27) in a win over Sacramento and Chris Paul returned as the Clippers laid the biggest beatdown of the season on the 76ers.
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).