Congrats are in order to fantasy superstar Kevin Love for breaking Moses Malone's 35 year old record (since the NBA and ABA merger) of 51 straight double-doubles in last night's win against the Pacers last night. Love went off for 16 points and 21 rebounds and is now averaging an absurd 15.8 rebounds per game on the season along with 20.8 PPG. Too bad he plays in Minnesota, otherwise he'd be getting national praise. Incredible feat.
Some interesting names showed up in the box scores of the games earlier this week that I'd like to take a look at.
Two names I want to note from this game: Gerald Henderson & Boris Diaw. In the wake of Stephen Jackson's injury, both Henderson and Diaw started against L.A. Henderson had a pretty impressive game at starting SG with 20 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 block and 2 steals, helping contribute on both sides of the ball. Henderson has been on a tear lately, but it's important to note he had a bump in minutes due to Jackson's absence. Henderson kept up his stellar play last night against Chicago with 20 points and 8 assists. Hopefully he's been doing this on your roster. Boris Diaw nearly put up a triple double in this game going off for 19 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds, a line reminiscent of his magical 2005-2006 season with the Suns. Diaw's owners know from the past that he can be a multi-category monster like this on any given night, but they also remember his terrible work ethic as well.
Notes from Tuesday and Wednesday Night's Games after the jump...
The red-hot Lakers won their 8th straight game against the Hawks on Tuesday, with Andrew Bynum putting in another dominant effort on defense. The sixth-year big man put up 16 points (8-10 FG), 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks. Finally healthy, Bynum is blocking 2 shots per game and chipping in 8.4 rebounds per game as well. I wouldn't expect the assists every night, but the blocks are real. Monitor his health closely down the stretch as Bynum is not the healthiest cat around, and the Lakers may want to rest some key players for the playoffs. Until he rests, expect Bynum to put up lines like this if he appears healthy.
Jarrett Jack, who I highlighted in both Tuesday's and Wednesday's columns, had himself a pretty nice night once again in a close win against Dallas. Jack rewarded Chris Paul's owners by coming pretty close to a triple double: 21 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. The only thing missing from this line is a few three-pointers and some steals. Jack proved to be a team leader and an adequate replacement at Point Guard. He's averaging 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists since CP3 went down with the unfortunate head injury. Jack will be a top PG until Paul comes back .
Any other lines this week stand out? Let me know in the comments below...