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The Rebounds(Best) & Blocks(Worst) of the NBA is back for Week 10 of the 2014-2015 NBA season, lets take a look below at the action from this week, thanks to NBA.com & ESPN.com for help in this article:
- The Detroit Pistons 9-1 since Josh Smith was cut- The Pistons are pretty hot since they cut Josh Smith & have climbed themselves back into the Eastern Conference playoff race as the 8th seed, Monday Night the Pistons defeated the raptors in Toronto 114-111. Brandon Jennings had 34 points and 10 assists, leading the Pistons to a 114-111 victory over the Raptors.Greg Monroe had 22 points and 10 rebounds as Detroit won for the ninth time in 10 games.Andre Drummond added 10 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Pistons end a four-game losing streak against Toronto. Jennings played a key role with 20 points in the second half, including 15 in the game-changing third quarter.”Brandon was unbelievable,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. “He just put us on his back and carried us.” Jodie Meeks scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth, and Jonas Jerebko had eight of his 10 in the final period of Detroit’s sixth straight road win.
- Atlanta Hawks keep going- The Hawks are just rolling as the best team in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks defeated the Washington Wizards on Sunday 120-89. Korver scored 19 points and DeMarre Carroll added 16 to help the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks win their eighth straight game, 120-89 over Washington on Sunday. Improving to 16-3 at home and 29-8 overall, the Hawks got 15 points from Al Horford and 11 each from Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and Mike Scott. Teague finished with a game-high 10 assists. Atlanta has won 13 of 14 and 22 of 24. It leads the Eastern Conference this late in the season for the first time in 21 years.
- Golden State Warriors keep on keeping on- The Warriors keep on getting it done as the best team in the NBA, from Friday: The Golden State Warriors gave another highlight-worthy performance on their home court. Klay Thompson finished with 24 points after receiving seven stitches on his forehead,Stephen Curry had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Warriors completed a perfect six-game home stand with a 112-94 win Friday night over the LeBron James-less Cavaliers. The NBA’s best team the Warriors (29-5) have won by an average of 22.2 points the past six games. They also had 32.8 assists and just 12.5 turnovers per game behind Kerr’s pace-and-space attack. Golden State has won 14 in a row and 16 of 17 at rowdy Oracle Arena this season.
- The Knicks just keep on losing- The Knicks have dropped 15 games in a row, including a blowout loss Saturday vs. Charlotte, Believe it or not, the New York Knicks were a winning team last time Charlotte was here. Now they’re the worst in the NBA — and potentially the worst in Knicks history. Kemba Walker added to the best stretch of his career with 28 more points, and the streaky Charlotte Hornets extended the Knicks’ losing streak to 15 games with a 110-82 rout on Saturday.New York hung around for 1 1/2 quarters before being run buried under a 27-2 avalanche to finish the half that produced some of the most booming boos of the season at Madison Square Garden. New York reaches the midway point of its schedule Thursday when it plays Milwaukee in London. The Knicks are on their longest single-season skid ever and free-falling toward their worst finish, which is 23-59 in the 82-game schedule. Amazingly, New York was 2-1 after beating Charlotte here on Nov. 2nd. Now the Knicks could be headed toward more NBA infamy, as they are on pace to finish with fewer than 15 wins, which is the least in an 82-game schedule for a team that was above .500 at any point during the season, according to STATS.
- Kevin Garrett, the tough guy?- Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett was ejected from Monday night’s 113-99 loss to the Houston Rockets after head-butting center Dwight Howard during their fight in the first quarter.With 7:53 remaining, Garnett and Howard got tangled up as Howard was trying to catch a lob pass in the paint. After a foul was called, Garnett pushed Howard, and Howard pushed back. Garnett then threw the ball at Howard, got in his face, and head-butted him. Garnett added a push, and Howard responded by throwing an open-handed slap that hit Garnett in the neck. The two were then separated. Multiple players and security personnel tried to hold Garnett back, but he attempted to go back after Howard before being restrained and eventually leaving the court through the tunnel. After the officials reviewed the play, Garnett received a personal foul, both players received technical fouls and Garnett was ejected. Garnett may face additional discipline from the NBA for his actions.