Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat tries to take the ball away from guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during practice for the 2013 NBA all star game at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA: Top 8 Performances From Last Night

Last night featured a lot of great games around the NBA, and naturally there were some terrific individual performances. Here are the top 8 most impressive performances from last night.

Feb 27, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala (9) and point guard Ty Lawson (3) walk off the court after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

8. Carmelo Anthony – 35 points, 8 assists

Carmelo Anthony came through for the Knicks, hitting some big-time shots. He had a solid scoring performance, but wasn’t particularly efficient and only grabbed 1 rebound.

7. Brandon Knight – 32 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists

Perhaps not the most impressive statline, but Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe carried the Detroit Pistons past the Washington Wizards. The rookie showed off some of his scoring talents, dropping a career-high 32 points.

6. Andre Iguodala – 29 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals

Iguodala might not be the most consistent scorer, but he is a great all-around player, which he showed yesterday. He put up a very balanced statline against the Portland Trail Blazers, leading the Denver Nuggets to a two-point victory.

5. Kevin Durant – 18 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists

Kevin Durant is starting to look more and more of a complete player for every day that passes. The Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the New Orleans Hornets last night by 45 points, and Durant recorded a triple double. What’s even more impressive is that Durant recorded the impressive statline in just under 27 minutes of playing time and only attempted 8 shots.

4. Monta Ellis – 27 points, 13 assists, 6 rebounds, 6 steals

Other than an impressive statline, Monta Ellis won the game for the Milwaukee Bucks, conntecting on an off balance fadeaway three-pointer. He did a little bit of everything Wednesday night and was the difference maker in the game.

3. Al Horford – 34 points, 15 rebounds, 5 blocks

Horford has been on a tear lately, putting up several huge performances. Against the Jazz, Horford was once again spectacular. He shot 14-22 from the field and dominated on both ends of the floor.

2. Tyson Chandler – 16 points, 28 rebounds

Stephen Curry wasn’t the only one who had a career night yesterday. He only took 9 shots in the game, good for 16 points, but he was dominant on the boards. The Knicks’ center cleaned up on the glass, grabbing a career-high 28 rebounds.

1. Steph Curry – 54 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds

The New York Knicks came out on top against the Golden State Warriors, but it was Steph Curry who was the star of the show. The young point guard dropped a career-high 54 points at Madison Square Garden, which is also the highest any player has scored in a single game this season. To top it off, Curry set a franchise record with 11 three-pointers.


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