Mavericks guard J.J. Barea is no longer a fan of Wizards point guard John Wall.
Barea’s Mavericks blew out Wall’s Wizards 98-75 Monday night in Dallas. Barea scored seven points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists while Wall finished with 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting.
Pominville also showed he hasn’t lost his touch against Toronto.
Re-acquired by the Sabres in a trade last summer after a four-plus-season stint in Minnesota, Pominville now has 19 goals and 50 points in 51 career games with Buffalo against Toronto.
“Wow,” the former Sabres captain said. “I should play them more often.”
Leo Komarov had two goals and Mitch Marner also scored for Toronto.
Frederik Andersen stopped 19 shots in allowing five goals for the second consecutive outing after being yanked midway through a 5-2 loss to Washington in an outdoor game played at the U.S. Naval Academy on Saturday.
“It just happened. It really hasn’t set in. To sit here and say I grasp what happened tonight, I’d be lying. I was just determined. I was just locked in, tuned into what was going on out there. These points tonight mattered. We needed them. The points I put in the basket were instrumental. It means a lot more.
“We have four days off coming up here, and I would have been sick as a dog if we would have lost this game. I just wanted to step up and inspire us to play well, and it turned into something special. To put on a show like this for the fans here in LA is truly something special. I grew up in front of these people, and now they are seeing me as an older, young man.”
With this performance being so iconic, people can’t help but point out how Jalen Rose was mostly guarding Bryant the entire game. Rose has been mocked for this ever since it happened, so in a video for Grantland (RIP), Rose shared his side of the story.