- New rule: No "Dunk Porn" posts for Blake Griffin until that JV squad finds a win. Until then, here's a quickie to rub out between work and dinner on Anthony Tolliver and the Saving Grace, himself:
- Sebastian Pruii broke down my favorite play from the Bulls' win over the Rockets. Glad he caught it.
- The Hornets (9-1) are even with the Mavs (7-3), who handed them their first loss of the season in Dallas, Monday, beating them in New Orleans, 97-99, Wednesday. CP3 had a 20-11 double-double. Hard-fought defensive game of only 91 possessions. (Box Score) Sebastian Pruiti posted an elite breakdown of Nawlins' 7-0 run in the fourth quarter.
- The Suns (6-5) couldn't hit threes, so the Heat (7-4) won. Chris Bosh finally found a team with nothing but a point guard and a bunch of mediocre small forwards not playing small forward to drop 35 on. That said, Bosh isn't Miami's problem.
- I love this AP title: "Celtics get rest while beating Wizards" ... OK, 'nuff said.... OK, not enough. The C's shot almost 66% from the floor and Andray Blatche's elite pick n' roll defense probably had something to do with it.
- Congrats to Michael Wilbon! One of my favorite sportsjournalists has departed from The WaPo for a bigger role at ESPN.
I hope he writes very frequent columns for them. It was consistently
sad that his talents were so wasted writing on bad D.C. teams for so
long. That said, it'd take a lot for me to say no to writing for "The Post," as it's my first read, every morning.
- Greg Oden needs another microfracture surgery -- this time on his left knee. Stick a fork in him for the year... And that's generous.
- Andrew Bynum's return to the Imperial Ones (10-2) is definitely pushed into December. His team played the Pisspots (4-8). Knee-Mac's hurt again. It must still be November.
- Darkopuppies beat on the Staples Center Red Team behind Michael Beasley's 33.
It's his third game scoring at least 30 in the last five games, after a
career full with one such game prior to this stretch. Good for him.
They only won by two, though, and the game was in Minnesota... Yes, the
Clippers came into their house and brought it down to the wire. Let that
one simmer for a bit.... Manna From Heaven had another double figure
scoring game with 11 on 5-for-6 shooting and three blocks in 32+ minutes
(LOL CLIPPERS!) and -- wait for it! -- five turnovers, only three
rebounds; he also bricked one of his two shots at the FT line. The best
passing center since Vlade Divac also had two assists.
- The Absolutely Nots of New Jersey (4-7) are still bad and lost bad to the very good Jazz (8-4).
The good players had good games, the bad players had bad games and no
Nets had good games. Do the math. I like when bad Tri-State Area sports
teams are put in their place. Brook Lopez doesn't need help looking
goofier on the court, but if he ever does, he's showing what he has in mind.
- Leave it to the Queens (3-7) to end the Bricks' (4-8) six-game losing streak in their sixth-straight loss. I don't really care how it happened and neither should you.
- The 29ers (2-10) have lost twice to the Clown College Cavaliers and have now accomplished to lose to the CRaptors (3-9). My God, bad!
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