Duke Basketball in the NBA – Oct. 30th

The NBA had another full slate of games last night featuring Blue Devils.

In the biggest matchup, the Miami Heat took on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs would come out victorious, but the big thing to take away was the versatility of Justise Winslow on the defensive end. Numerous times he guarded LeBron James. Not once was LeBron able to drive to the lane and score on Winslow. He was forced to take fadeway jumpers, which he hit, every time. Winslow’s defense of James was noticed:

Ryan Kelly probably had the best individual night (even though his Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Sacramento Kings 132-114) as he scored 10 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, had an assist and a steal, as well as blocking 3 shots.

Not to be outdone however, Mason Plumlee had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals as his Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Phoenix Suns 110-92.

Here are few highlights from last night’s games:

So how’d the rest of the Blue Devils do?

Rodney HoodUTA170100
Mason PlumleePOR155130
Jahlil OkaforPHI106100
Luol DengMIA106210
Ryan KellyLAL106113
Miles PlumleeMIL42000
Kyle SingerOKC31010
Josh McRobertsMIA22100
Justise WinslowMIA24100
Seth CurrySAC21100

*Note: Jabari Parker is not expected back until sometime in November while Kyrie Irving and Mike Dunleavy Jr. are not expected back until December at the earliest. Gerlad Henderson is still recovering from hip surgery and it is not known at this time when he will return to action. Tyus Jones was inactive.