Ballin: Kevin Garnett had 24 points and nine rebounds, plus he missed just three of his 12 shots. Nice work on a pretty non-NBA day.

Not so much: Feels like Tom Brady was just a little off last night, missing receivers by just a hair when he’d normally put the ball on their numbers. Plus, that safety was super weird. Football.

Top notch: DeMar DeRozan, everybody.

Not the best day for NBA highlights, but this was nice. Tough to get the ball up that high after all that contact.

Congratulations: LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are your Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month. Why doesn’t anyone ever compare those guys?

Happy birthday: Wondering what the best birthday cake ever is? It’s this.

If this cake isn’t vanilla with vanilla frosting, then something is wrong.

Weird compliment: Here’s Erik Spoelstra on Jamaal Magloire: “He was about as pure as anybody we have ever had as a role player.”

Tasty: It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Metta World Peace would start licking his hand if it started bleeding.

If someone can explain to me what happened, that’d be great. Did John Kuester’s ring cut him? I don’t know.

Other things: Carl Landry is out 3-4 weeks with a sprained MCL because only bad things happen to the Hornets … As expected, the Clippers signed Kenyon Martin. Now they’re going after J.R. Smith … Here are your NBA dunk leaders … Let’s all have fun today