On Wednesday the Phoenix Suns lost their ninth straight game. Not a surprise when considering their opponent the Golden State Warriors just posted the best pre-All-Star break winning percentage of all time. More surprising (but not that much more surprising) is that a fight broke out on the bench between power forward Markieff Morris and guard Archie Goodwin.
Adreian Payne doesn't get to a lot of highlight reels, or the modern equivalent, but he had an opportunity for a nasty dunk Wednesday night and delivered.
It was a tale of two games during the Cavaliers vs. Lakers matchup. NBA great Kobe Bryant said goodbye to his Ohio faithful for the final time in his career while teammate D'Angelo Russell's groin violently intercepted a Lebron James chest pass.
Just when it looked like Markieff Morris was ready to put all of the shenanigans behind him and focus on basketball, he does something stupid again. This time, he got so infuriated with teammate Archie Goodwin that he attacked him inside the Suns' timeout huddle. He not only shoved him, but he attempted to choke Goodwin which is way over the line.
On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers made a fourth-quarter comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but ultimately lost 120-111. Unfortunately, along the way, rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell was struck in the groin by an errant pass at the hands of LeBron James, and ended up on the floor in quite a bit of agony as any man would. Thankfully, after leaving the game for a few minutes, Russell was able to return.
It was a more competitive game than expected to be sure, but Kawhi Leonard made sure the San Antonio Spurs beat the Orlando Magic by draining a cold blooded game-winning jumper.
Take a quick trip through Wednesday night's action around the Association in The Fast Break.