Ballin: 28 points and 19 rebounds for DeMarcus Cousins, all on 11-20 shooting. Three blocks and a steal, as well. Plus, the Kings won on the same night as the Wizards, which has amazingly already happened twice this season.
Not so much: The Nets had 37 points at halftime, which is two more than the Bulls had in the first quarter.
History: Here’s Kobe Bryant passing Shaq for fifth all-time in scoring.
Congratulations. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Guys who got MVP chants last night (an incomplete list): Jeremy Lin and Brian Scalabrine.
For this: This must have been why Scal got those chants.
I’m not proud of it, but I laughed at this. A lot.
Point guard problems: Derrick Rose left last night’s game after playing 11 minutes because he was suffering from back spasms. Not awesome. Chauncey Billups left last night’s game after playing 31 minutes because he probably tore his Achilles. Even less awesome.
Block or no block?: Kind of an important play right here.
Criminy that is impossible to call in real time. I think the refs probably botched it but you try making that non-reviewable call at full speed. No thanks.
One good thing: At least the Nets’ retro jerseys looked good.
Classic Wizards: Oh, JaVale.
Quite likely that this guy is having the funniest season of all-time.
Stop the presses: Reggie Evans made a 16-foot jumpshot last night. According to HoopData, he’s shooting 100 percent from 16-23 feet.
Other things: Danilo Gallinari has a chipped bone in his ankle, which is terrible for the Nuggets and my fantasy team … Old Man Knees strikes again! … I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but Carmelo Anthony is wearing a sleeve on every limb of his body … Pair this beautiful Kobe layup up side-by-side with that Dr. J one and you’ve got yourself a nice YouTube video … This Andre Iguodala shot was just silly