Because not every game is exciting…
Ballin: Jarrett Jack had 27 points on 17 shots, added 11 assists and even blocked two shots, which he has somehow done twice this season after blocking all of six shots last year. No wonder Chris Paul was expendable.
Not so much: In his first NBA start, Knicks forward Josh Harrellson went 4-8 from three. Yesterday, in his second start, Jorts went 0-4 from three and only took threes. If this sort of thing continues, I say we change his nickname to “Costanza.” (Seinfeld reference, 2012. Nailed it.)
Chill, man: Right after the draft, there was a minor controversy when Reggie Jackson refused to work out for other teams because he had a draft guarantee from the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 24. Last night, after two-and-a-half minutes, Jackson was 0-for-3 from deep. He just needs to relaxi taxi a little bit, let the game come to him and all that nonsense. Otherwise, the people that got mad are going to feel super silly.
This was cool: Greg Stiemsma is well-liked in my household, since he’s a Wisconsin Badger and the lady I married went to school there. Even she would admit this is Bad News Bears.
Almost had it, Greg. This close.
Confirmation needed: Is this really Chris Bosh?
Between the blatant aggression, the right-handedness and the fact that the player in question wasn’t 18 feet from the basket, I don’t necessarily buy that this is really Chris Bosh.
A lefty jumper from the top of the key? Sure. This fantastic throwdown? Seems dubious.
Yikes: Manu Ginobili broke his hand and is out indefinitely. Don’t worry though — it’s his left hand and he never uses that anyway.
Good for you guys: After spraining his MCL, it looks like Iman Shumpert might be back to the Knicks earlier than expected. Good news for makers of gigantic Knicks jerseys because Spike Lee is definitely in the market for a way-too-big Iman Shumpert tunic.
Even better for you guys: In more Knicks injury news, Amar’e Stoudemire will probably play against the Bobcats tomorrow, which means we don’t really need to worry that much about Jorts Costanza.
Oh, come on: I saw James Anderson — you know, the guy on the Spurs who is most definitely NOT a randomly created NBA 2K12 player — try to throw a pass between his legs to Tim Duncan who had just screened for him and was standing behind him waiting for a normal pass. This will shock you, but it didn’t work and the Spurs turned the ball over. Whoops.
Other things: Ronny Turiaf also broke his hand because he loves copying Manu Ginobili. Solomon Jones is a Clipper because he is tall. C.J. Watson hurt his elbow, likely while scratching his gigantic goatee-beard hybrid facial hair. Semih Erden is back and you didn’t even know he was gone. The Wizards haven’t been .500 or above since Halloween 2009.