Minggu, 08 November 2009

Print Martin 48 pts, Lee rampant


SACRAMENTO - Kevin Martin and David Lee, yesterday WIT appears rampant. Martin scored 48 points, helping Sacramento Kings beat the Memphis Grizzlies over the stage overtime, 127-116. Lee recorded a 28 points and eight rebounds, pushing the New York Knicks to win over the New Orleans Hornets, 117-111.

Martin, who on August 16-18 to train high school players the best Honda DetEksi Basketball League (DBL) in 2009 in Surabaya, was immediately step on the gas at the beginning of this 2009-2010 season. In four games, he has scored a total of 124 points (an average of 31 points per games).

Martin, who also donated hundreds of millions of dollars for DBL, is determined to boost achievement and entered Kings All-Star ranks. Last season, when players hit 26-year-ankle injury, Kings slumped in the NBA caretaker position. Just won 17 of 82 matches.

The victory is a victory early yesterday Kings this season (1-3 record). Also sweet victory, because it won the opening game at home. Kings was opened this season with three games away.

"We do not have to win this fight, but we needed this victory. We've had great support from fans (sold out, Red). We always want the best show on opening night, "Martin said as quoted Associated Press.


The victory is a victory early yesterday Kings this season (1-3 record). Also sweet victory, because it won the opening game at home. Kings was opened this season with three games away.

"We do not have to win this fight, but we needed this victory. We've had great support from fans (sold out, Red). We always want the best show on opening night, "Martin said as quoted Associated Press.

The victory was also sweet for Paul Westphal, because this is his first success as a coach Kings. "This evening I will never forget," he said.

On the other hand, successful Kings left a bitter taste in the mouth of the players Grizzlies. Moreover Grizzlies got double-digit lead as the fourth quarter is only 1.6 seconds remaining. Beno Udrih, point guard Kings, able to equalize and force extra-time.

The most disappointed is probably Allen Iverson. Superstar nicknamed The Answer was undergoing his first fight with Grizzlies, after previously missing because of injury hamstring. What makes more disappointed Iverson, he "just" installed as a backup. Playing only 18 minutes, scored only 11 points.

After the game, he was scolding the team led by Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins. "Look at my resume. You'll see if I was not sixth man (backup, Red). This does not mean I'm selfish, but I do not want to change what's already giving me a success since joining in this league, "he explained.

Meanwhile, David Lee also helped the Knicks win this season prime. In June, Lee came to Surabaya to perform at the NBA Madness presented by Java Pos, even basketball lifestyle Indonesia's first interactive.

Just like Martin, Lee this year intend to enter the All-Star, after last season's success be king double-double NBA (most picked up more than ten points and rebound in one game). So far, Lee go step on the gas. From four games, he scored an average of 19 points, three more than last year.

Lee also had extra motivation to succeed. Contract with the Knicks only for a year, worth about Rp 80 billion. If this year fierce, next year he could achieve long-term contracts are much larger.

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