- Odd, meaningless notes: Since losing to the Bulls, the Mavs have won 11 straight; since beating the crap out of the Bulls, the Magic have lost four of five including four straight; the Bulls were the fifth of the Celtics' current nine-game winning streak; after beating the Bulls, the Knicks won six of their next seven, including six straight, before running 12 wins in 13 games; after winning six of their first eight, GSW were spanked by the Bulls to start a 2-13 run in their next 15. The Spurs spanked the Bulls and have been pretty awesome against everyone. The Heat (16-8) beat GSW (8-15) 106-84 to extend their winning streak to seven, which is completely unrelated to anything Bulls.
- The Jazz (17-7) topped the Magic (15-8) 117-105 because Deron Williams is obscenely awesome and Utah looks like a total package. Unfortunately, Rick Kamla is also obscenely annoying.
- Congrats to George Karl for becoming the seventh coach in NBA history with 1,000 wins. Of those seven, Don Nelson and Jerry Sloan also don't have championship rings.
- Amar'e Stou_emire had a
triple-cripple-double, scoring 36, grabbing 10 boards, and turning the ball over 11 times in the Knicks (15-9) 101-95 win in D.C. (6-16). It's NY's seventh straight win, 12th in their last 13, and I still say they're 16-13 going into their Xmas game against the Bulls and finish the month back at .500 -- 16-16. Amar'e seventh straight game with 30+ points ties Willie Naulls' Knick record set in 1962. Yet another example of how the "Knick legacy" is little more than a naked emperor.
Also: Anthony Randolph could reportedly be headed to Houston for a first round pick.
How this benefits anyone is beyond me. Randolph is kind of a fit for
the Rockets, but the Rockets needs are defensive players, a scoring
three who can play the two off the bench, maybe draft picks for depth at
center. That said, NY reportedly offered Gallinari, Randolph and a 1st
rounder to Denver for 'Melo over a month ago. Seeing as the trade didn't
go through, if this rumor is correct, it's because Denver has no
interest in Rondolph, but more interest in rebuilding that getting
players that help Denver stay in playoff contention for 'Melo. In that
case, why not just pull a Cavs or better yet a sign-and-trade like the
Suns with Amar'e and keep the ball rolling this season? They can at
least sell tickets for next year.
- A look at which teams should/could be taking a look at trading for Antawn Jamison and why.
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