Ballin: I’m not even convinced Jeremy Lin was the best point guard in last night’s game — Jose Calderon had 25 on 11-17 shooting, added seven rebounds, nine assists, three steals and a block — but this story is so unbelievable that I’ve lost all sense of basketball comprehension.
Not so much: Kevin Martin, the Rockets’ leading scorer, was held to zero points on 0-3 shooting. Not much else to say about that, except for that Tony Allen is crazy good at defense.
Dag: Nic Batum throws down on a couple of Wizards.
JaVale McGee’s face after the dunk really says it all.
Not all bad: Per Michael Lee, this is the first time in franchise history that the Wizards have won back-to-back road games by 15 or more points. Shout out to Nick Young for balling out.
More win stats: Last night, the Miami Heat became the first team in 33 years to win three road games in three nights. They deserve a nap or something.
Touching: Amar’e Stoudemire got a tear tattooed on his face to honor his brother, instantly making this the best face tattoo in history.
To quote Amar’e — “That game was for u Bra (Hazell Stoudemire Jr) , for ever crying inside. Love you !!” Very nice, even if a tear on the face usually means you’ve murdered someone. Don’t care. This is sweet.
Chill out: Juwan Howard played six minutes last night, turned the ball over four times, picked up two technicals fouls and got ejected. His NCR (Non-Chill Rating) was off the charts, nearly approaching the Hilton Armstrong push fest.
Other things: With last night’s Bulls win, Tom Thibodeau clinched head coaching duties for the Eastern Conference at this year’s All-Star Game. Look forward to Derrick Rose and Luol Deng playing 43 minutes a piece so they stay in shape … No Steve Nash and no Grant Hill last night for the Suns, which made them younger and way more terrible … The Atlanta Hawks have never beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Valentine’s Day. They’re 0-6, so maybe they should stop playing them on the sexiest day of the year … Don’t worry, John Wall’s got this … Looks like Kyrie Irving is back tonight