Ballin: 189-year-old Paul Pierce led the Celtics to a win yesterday. Over the Wizards, but still. He went 10-15 from the floor, scored 34 points and reminded everyone that although slow and dangerous on the court, senior citizens can still serve a purpose.
Not so much: Brandon Jennings went 5-20 yesterday, including 1-10 from three. Lucky for him, he made 12 free throws because his line would look really, really bad if it didn’t have 23 points at the end of it. A win over the Heat is nice too, but maybe take less jumpers.
Effective halfcourt offense: Chauncey Billups to DeAndre Jordan from about 45 feet seems like a good play.
Who needs Chris Paul?
You nose it: Roy Hibbert got bonked in the nose, broke the thing, then came back and scored eight points in the fourth quarter. If he’s going to play that well after injury, perhaps someone should break one of his facial bones every game. Tyler Hansbrough seems like a logical candidate.
So close: Deron Williams went for 19 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, leaving him just a single board short of his first career triple-double. It was probably that jerk Kris Humphries who took one of his rebounds.
Must-see weekend highlight: Brian Scalabrine, you guys.
Other things: Josh Harrellson, Jorts to you and me, broke his wrist and will miss more than six weeks. That should be cool for New York’s awesome bench … Now that he’s divorced, Kobe Bryant’s apparently spending all his time texting Dwight Howard. Everybody hurts sometimes … Ray Allen’s ankle got Jan Vesely-ed, but at least he can still wear wingtips … Sorry about your face, Randy Foye, but you shouldn’t let Linus Kleiza dunk on you so much … Football, am I right? Go Bears!