Ballin: Dwight Howard had 24 points and 25 rebounds in a huge OT win over the Heat. It’s the third-straight win for the Magic and Dwight’s really showing he wants to stay in Orlando.
Not so much: After the game, Dwight said this: “I told them I want to finish this season out and give our team, give our fans some hope for the future. But I feel they have to roll the dice. It might be tough, but I feel we’ve got a great opportunity. But they’ve got to roll it.” He’s the worst.
In the face: Add this to the JaVale McGee reel.
At least there’s a silver lining here — JaVale actually scored at the end of this bonkers sequence. All’s well that ends well.
Line ‘em up: Dwight Howard took more free throws (18) than the entire Miami Heat team (11). However, the Heat made more (10) than Dwight (6).
Another?: When was the last time there were two game-winning blocks on back-to-back nights?
Inaccurate: Lou Amundson scored a career-high and was rewarded with “M-V-P!” chants as he shot free throws. Thus far, he has not yet been added to NBA.com’s MVP Ladder, for some reason.
Lean back: Danilo Gallinari gets his Fat Joe on.
This reminds me of Dan Majerle, which is not someone I like being reminded of unless it’s that hilarious clip of Jordan going by him and Majerle yelling, “HELP!” Great shot though.
Success: Andrea Bargnani played in his third straight game last night, something he hadn’t done since January 11. We’ll be recording the “Power” remix later today.
Oh, come on: Dwight Howard is the worst, but trade rumors are THE WORST. To wit: “Carmelo Anthony’s discontent with the Knicks organization became so severe after Monday night’s loss to the Bulls, he told a confidant he preferred to be traded before Thursday’s NBA deadline.” No.
Them’s fightin’ words: Russell Westbrook vs. Goran Dragic — who ya got?
I will take Russell Westbrook unless Goran is allowed to bring his brother, Zoran, along with him. He’s great with swords.
New strategy: On the night the Golden State Warriors traded their leading scorer, their best defender and their Kwame-est player, they notched their best victory margin of the season. Look for Stephen Curry, Dorell Wright and Andris Biedrins to be moved before their next game.
Other things: This is not how you his own daily deals website. Today’s steal — used ligaments … NBA.com had a Dwight Howard Nets t-shirt for sale for a couple hours, which was probably intentional because I am Mel Gibson in “Conspiracy Theory” … Let’s all hope Derrick Rose’s Bentley is OK … Penny Hardaway, who has been retired for four years, is getting another signature shoe