Ballin: LeBron James went for 35 points on better than 50 percent shooting, added 11 rebounds, five assists and a block. Six turnovers and two big missed free throws too, but I guess it can slide because the Heat beat the Bulls. Grumble grumble grumble.
Not so much: Even though he had a pretty solid line overall — 24 and 13, plus two blocks — Dwight Howard also had five turnovers and went 4-15 from the line. He blames someone else, I’m sure.
Tough: Kyrie Irving, you guys.
A lot of people thought Tyreke Evans or John Wall would be the next Derrick Rose because of the Calipari connection, but Kyrie Irving is really the next amazing young point guard. He’s great.
No bueno: The Raptors’ starting five yesterday was Jerryd Bayless, Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson and Amir Johnson. Somehow, it worked.
Welcome back: Brad Miller made his first appearance of the season for the Timberwolves, scoring three points in eight minutes. He also got a loud ovation and a technical foul because that’s how he is.
This thing: You maybe saw this yesterday.
I like how you can’t even tell he jumped over John Lucas the first time you see it, then when you finally do you can’t believe it. He wasn’t even fazed by having to lift his legs six feet in the air. Amazing.
Too much: Between the last two minutes of that Bulls-Heat game, the ending of Dallas-San Antonio and Andre Miller turning in to 1998 Finals Michael Jordan for a few possessions, yesterday was overwhelming at points. Just insane amounts of crazy things happening on NBA courts.
Like this: Sorry, Danny Green. Too slow.
If only his fingers were a half-inch shorter, this would have counted. Stupid fingertips.
Other things: Again, ordinary Rudy Fernandez with an extraordinary play … At one point in yesterday’s Clippers-Nuggets game, Al Harrington whipped the ball off Blake Griffin’s face while making a save on the baseline. One of my friends did that in high school and got a technical … Get out of here, Birdman. Go buy a platinum football field … This still photo of DeSagana Diop airballing a free throw makes me laugh so much … Ricky Rubio behind-the-back passes are almost too easy