Bradley Beal SG WAS 3 Hrs
Bradley Beal bounced back from an off game and hit 9-of-20 shots and four 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block as the Wizards beat the Bulls again in Chicago on Tuesday, taking an improbable 2-0 lead as the series shifts to Washington for Game 3.
If you had the Wizards up 2-0 at this point, congratulations are in order. This one went to overtime as the Wizards pulled off a nice, late comeback, and then saw Kirk Hinrich miss a pair of free throws at the end of overtime to give the Wizards the win. Beal was just 3-of-11 for 13 points in Game 1 and the Bulls have already been backed into a corner against the upstart Wizards.
Draymond Green SF GS 3 Hrs
Draymond Green said on the radio Tuesday that he's upset about all the contact Stephen Curry took against the Clippers in Game 2 on Monday.
"It pissed me off, and we'll remember that," Green said on KNBR radio. Curry and the Warriors were dominated in Game 2 and the series is now tied 1-1, with Game 3 set for Thursday at Golden State. These two teams didn't like each other before the series started, and tempers could flare before it's over.
Andrei Kirilenko F BKN 5 Hrs
Andrei Kirilenko played 20 minutes and had four points, three rebounds, one assist and four steals on 2-of-3 shooting in Tuesday's Game 2 loss.
He didn't even get off the bench in Game 1, so tonight's performance was clearly an improvement. Mason Plumlee also came off the bench for four points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in the loss.
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 5 Hrs
Joe Johnson led the Nets with 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's 100-95 Game 2 loss to the Raptors.
The series is tied 1-1 and the Nets saw double-digit scoring four starters, as well as Mirza Teletovic off the bench. Paul Pierce was 2-of-11 for seven points, but had a full stat line, Kevin Garnett scored 13 in 19 minutes, Deron Williams added 15 points and five assists on 4-of-14 shooting, Shaun Livingston added 12 points and five assists, and Teletovic hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points. The series heads to Brooklyn for Game 3 & 4, where the Raptors will need to win one to regain homecourt advantage.
Jonas Valanciunas C TOR 5 Hrs
Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points, 14 rebounds, zero blocks and five turnovers in Tuesday's Game 2 100-95 win over the Nets.
The Nets are a great matchup for JV since they don't really have a true center to speak of and he's playing very well. Kyle Lowry added 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists on 4-of-11 shooting, and Terrence Ross struggled again, hitting just 1-of-8 shots for two points. Given the fact that only DeMar DeRozan really showed up tonight, the Raptors have to be feeling great about getting this win and tying up the series at 1-1.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 5 Hrs
Amir Johnson bounced back from a poor Game 1 showing for 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks on 8-of-10 shooting in Tuesday's Game 2 win over the Nets.
Johnson looked like a different player tonight and it's possible his ankle is feeling better. Patrick Patterson was also effective again with 12 points, nine rebounds and a 3-pointer, while Greivis Vasquez added 11 points, eight assists and a steal in 25 minutes. It looks like these three players will share time for the rest of this series.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 5 Hrs
DeMar DeRozan hit 9-of-21 shots and 12-of-14 free throws for 30 points, three rebounds, two assists, six turnovers and five personal fouls in Tuesday's 100-95 win over the Nets in Game 2 to tie their series 1-1.
DeRozan was seen pouting at the end of the bench, ignoring his team's huddle after he picked up his fifth foul, but came back strong to hit some big buckets and help the Raptors get the win. This game was back and forth all night, and the Raptors got a game they needed to have as the series heads to Brooklyn for the next two games.
Jeff Teague PG ATL 6 Hrs
Jeff Teague was guarded by Paul George on Tuesday and hit 6-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 28 minutes.
He hardly played in the third quarter, when the Pacers blew it open with a 17-0 run, and wasn't really needed by the time he was ready to re-enter the game. George didn't do much to slow down Teague in the first half and you have to think Teague will play a bigger role in the third quarter of Game 3 in Atlanta on Thursday. The series is tied 1-1 with Games 3 & 5 set in Atlanta.
Paul Millsap PF ATL 6 Hrs
Paul Millsap hit 6-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 19 points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 31 minutes of Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Pacers.
Millsap didn't play poorly, but the Hawks, who held a four-point lead entering the third quarter, couldn't buy a bucket and watched as the Pacers went on a 17-0 run to put the game away. Look for Millsap and the Hawks to bounce back when the series moves to Atlanta on Thursday for Game 3.
Luis Scola PF/C IND 6 Hrs
Luis Scola came off the bench to hit 9-of-14 shots in just 19 minutes and finish with 20 points and seven rebounds in Tuesday's big Game 2 win over the Hawks.
This was Scola's best game of the season off the bench for the Pacers and he picked the right time to make it happen. If David West (8 points, 2 rebounds) continues to struggle against Paul Millsap, we could continue to see more Scola for the rest of this series.