Player of the night
G Deron Williams - Jazz
34 points, 12 assists, 5 rebounds
His alma mater had a rough time on Thursday, but Deron Williams certainly did not. Williams absolutely abused Jason Kidd to the tune of a season-high 34 points, and mixed in enough assists and rebounds to finish with arguably his best game of the season.
Hey Mark Cuban, how's that Kidd-for-Devin Harris swap looking now?
F Pau Gasol - Lakers
24 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists
Andrew Bynum was injured in a Jan. 31 game in Memphis. Since then, the Lakers have played three times. Pau Gasol has dominated every one of those contests. Maybe it's because that, without Bynum in the playoffs last season, Gasol was at the heart of the "The Lakers are soft" argument. Whatever the reason, he looks like a monster right now.
G/F Andre Iguodala - 76ers
20 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds
G Rajon Rondo - Celtics
Vs. LA Lakers
16 points, 12 assists, 8 rebounds