Chicago Bulls 110, Portland Trail Blazers 98
If the Bulls can rely on 40 points a night from Luol Deng — and if history is any indication, they totally can — then they are going to be very hard to beat. Surely they can count on a point-a-minute pace from a guy who’s averaged a little less than 16 a game for his career.
Sacramento Kings 111, Toronto Raptors 108
Reggie Evans had 19 rebounds and four fouls. Tyreke Evans scored 23 points. That means there’s a tie in the very first edition of “Evans vs. Evans.” Since no rules had been invented for this situation, I think commenter “drewski” is right — both sides have to try to punch each other in the gonads at the same time. It’s only fair.
San Antonio Spurs 97, Los Angeles Clippers 88
Eric Gordon is the new Blake Griffin. If you don’t know what that means, you will soon. (Hint: It has nothing to do with “Rubicon” hair.)
Check back later for more in-depth analysis on today’s episode of The Fix. For now, let’s discuss the ins and outs of gonad-punching technique.