Ballin: Tony Parker really wants to be an All-Star. 37 points on 12-24 shooting, eight assists, a steal and a block. I’d pick him if I were an NBA GM, which I’m not really hoping for. I appreciate the offer, but I really don’t want to move again.
Not so much: For the sixth time this season, the Hornets scored 80 or less points. Last night it was 67 against the Bulls when only two of their players made at least 50 percent of their shots. Take out Emeka Okafor, Gustavo Ayon and Xavier Henry and New Orleans shot 30 percent.
Thibodeau … Thibodeau: Here’s Will Ferrell announcing the starting lineups for the Hornets-Bulls game for some reason.
Judging by how much funnier the Bulls’ intros were, I’m assuming the Hornets vetoed a few of the real New Orleans jokes. Though, I’ll admit, Jarrett Jack does have the perfect head shape to be a rodeo clown.
Blame LeBron: 25 points and 24 rebounds for Dwight Howard, and he even made 7-10 free throws. Three steals and two blocks too, just in case you think he was cherry-picking.
Sorry, Keith: Greg Monroe dunked so hard that he broke Keith Bogans.
A Pistons highlight and a Pistons win on the same night? That’s Chris Bridges.
Word to Paul Walker: Joakim Noah while running off the court at halftime: “Too Fast, Too Furious!”
Human basketball man: Check out Drew Gooden’s new head.
Letdown: Ricky Rubio only had one assist last night, plus he had as many turnovers (4) as points. This would never happen to Jeremy Lin.
Good Josh: I think we can all agree that it’s fun when Josh Smith does good things. Last night he had 28 points, 12 rebounds, five steals, three blocks, made both of his three-point attempts and even had five turnovers just to make sure his stat line was completely filled. Nice night.
Other things: Taking pictures with Tim Duncan looks like a lot of fun … Kyrie Irving missed last night’s game with a concussion. He’ll be out the next few games … Nikola Pekovic “don’t got Twitters” … We all need to learn the Jeremy Lin-Landry Fields handshake