Ballin: Point guards, you guys. Steve Nash went for 30 points on 13-16 shooting and added 10 assists. Brandon Jennings had 31 points, seven threes and eight assists. Chris Paul scored 34, plus had 11 assists and three steals. Where is Gary Payton when you need him?
Not so much: The Raptors scored 64 points against the Celtics and lost by 36 points, but somehow, that wasn’t the worst performance of the night. That goes to the Bobcats, who lost to the Blazers 112-68. It’s the eighth time in 23 games that they’ve been held to less than 80 points.
Get out: Blake Griffin can block shots now?
I have to imagine grabbing the opposing rim is probably goaltending, but I’m fine with letting it slide in this instance.
24>23: After one quarter of play, the score of last night’s Miami-Milwaukee game was LeBron James 24, Bucks 23. They shook it off though, holding the Heat to just 37 second half points and notching their second win of the season against the Heat.
Lookin’ good: Pacers-Wolves both in throwbacks? Don’t mind if I do.
I’m not sure this is true, but this feels like our first throwback-on-throwback game of the season. I like that, even if the
Timberwolves Muskies jerseys literally look like what my wife’s team wore in high school.
Did you know?: 45 years ago today, the Nuggets, Spurs, Pacers and Nets got their start in the ABA. Expect a midlife crisis any day now.
You fancy: This Chris Paul layup, you guys.
Two hands is for suckers.
Face-off: I’m pretty sure both Kevin Love and JaVale McGee took passes to the face last night, in case you were wondering.
Hate you: Stupid Andre Iguodala and his stupid dunks.
Between the fact that he led the Sixers over the Bulls and that his PS3 equivalent dribbles out the shot clock all the time when I’m playing with the 76ers in NBA 2K12, I am VERY upset with Andre Iguodala right now.
Other things: Serge Ibaka had 10 blocks and 11 rebounds, which is a very weird double-double … John Wall didn’t score his first point against the Magic until there was 3:08 left in the game … Did you see Gregg Popovich freaking out while trying to call a timeout last night? TBS Very Funny … The Clippers’ first five baskets last night were all dunks … Do you have any more gum?