- Is Jersey's owner a racist? If not, he might wanna know the history of nooses and Black people in this country.
- Sebastian Pruiti on what I called an "OMGCOACHING!" moment of the Bulls-Suns game.
- Wednesday: Deron Williams had a 26-11 double-double to go with Al Jefferson's 23-10 to lift the Jazz (11-5) past the Hornets (11-3) in a "rout," 105-87. The Jazz with D-Will are 12-3 against the Hornets when CP3 is playing. I generally default to CP3 as the best PG in the game, but I fully understand the conversation and don't hold anything against Deron. Utah's won three straight and Nawlins has lost two in a row.
How much of a "rout" was this? Aaron Gray played 9:24 in his first game of the year. He was a -12 with one point on no shots, 1-for-2 from the FT line to go with a rebound and a foul.
- Wednesday: The Magic (10-4) tagged the Heat (8-7) with their third straight loss, 104-95. No one watching that game could seriously think the Heat ever had anything going enough to pull out a win in Orlando as Miami continues to
strugglejust play OMGAWFUL against good teams.
Again, they're just too soft and Dwight Howard took full advantage with
a 24-18 double-double to further his early MVP campaign.
Redick's really been struggling, so nice to see him score 20, getting
the start for an ouchy Vinsanity and Jameer Nelson's 17-14 double-double
included shots that stuck a fork in Miami. D-Wade's played like doo-doo
lately and this game wasn't an exception. He scored 18, but on 6-for-21
shooting. His seven rbs. and five assists look good, but he just isn't
finding a rhythm without the ball. Chris Bosh played really well if you
forget that he's a power forward, not a small forward.
The Darkopuppies (4-12) were up on the Spurs (13-1) by 21 in a game
where Kevin Love had a 32-22 double-double and the Manna From Heaven
scored 22 on 10-for-17 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds, and blocked
five shots. Manna also had seven turnovers and fouled out. The Spurs also won their 12th straight that evening, 113-107, in OT. The Spurs were out-rebounded, 50-42, and shot under 40 frikkin' percent. Whoda' thunk stars, drafting proven talent, and filling the blanks with proven veterans would equl winning basketball games?
The Absolutely Nots of New Jersey (5-10) held the Celtics (11-4) to 89
pts., but let the Shaq-Granddaddy rack up a 25-11 double-double. Jersey
surely broke 90, right? lolbrsrs!
The Knicks (8-8) are hot. Their five-game winning streak has come
against awful teams that aren't beating anyone, but at least they're not
losing to those teams like they should be splitting with them, on
paper. The Bobcats (5-10) lost their second straight in as many nights to NY in close games because, well, the Knicks seem a little better than them?
teams swing like this and their full body of work, skill on the court,
and the way they've approached their opponents is very mediocre when you
add them all together. Don't forget, mediocre teams seldom play mediocre in single games.
Also: Amar'e Stoudemire lost the number on his jersey in the closing seconds of the game in Charlotte.
Paul Millsap had his number falling off in an earlier game. Nothing but
great things have been said of Adidas' new design, but is this going to
become a serious flaw and why does that flaw exist?
- Thursday: I didn't watch the ATL (9-7) beat up the Wizards (5-9), 116-96,
but I have to note that the ATL's Horford-Smith frontcourt is one of
the most intriguing in the NBA. Beasides watching Joe Johnson be
brick-tastic, those two are reasons to watch the Hawks when you get the
Also: despite losing seven of their last ten, their ahead of the Heat in the Southeast Division at the moment.
- Thursday: I did watch the OMGAWFUL Staples Center Red Team beating up on the Queens, 100-82.
The Del Negros only scored 16 in the fourth and still outscored
Suxcramento in the quarter. But, I did have a thought while watching: Is
Blake Griffin what Tyrus Thomas was supposed to be? For one, like
Tyrus, imagine what Blake would be with a real coach? Then, there's that
whole freakish athlete with a sick vertical leap thing.
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