Ballin: 38 points and 14 boards for DeMarcus Cousins in a Kings loss. Amazingly, that is only his second career 30-point game, both of which the Kings have lost. This is going to sound crazy, but I think he should keep doing it because there’s no way they can lose every time he scores 30. I’m not sure of the math, but it has to be impossible.
Not so much: Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis went a combined 8-36 last night, scoring 19 total points and turning the ball over nine times. Nine times? Niiiiiine times. This is definitely going to work.
Get money: I don’t care what you say about Rodney Stuckey, but he’s a game-winner shooting P-I-M-P.
If he can’t do it, homey, it can’t be done.
Shifted: With last night’s stupid win against the Bulls, the Denver Nuggets are 13-1 against the Eastern Conference this season. Unfortunately for them, they only have four more games against the East. The rest, obviously, are against the Western Conference, where they’re a not so great 14-22.
Smooth move: It’s kind of hard to tell, but it looks like Reggie Evans might be giving someone the finger here.
It’s almost impossible to be sure because he’s so covert about it.
Turnaround: Within the span of a few hours, Earl Boykins was signed to a 10-day contract by the Rockets, arrived at the Toyota Center and sunk the game-clinching free throws in an overtime win for Houston. That’s a busy day for the little guy.
Stay down: A shot fake can be an effective tool for getting to the basket during an NBA game. Just ask Tony Allen and Marc Gasol.
Every high school coach on Earth just threw their clipboards on the floor.
Over and over again: Ryan Anderson went 8-13 from three last night, which might have led this post if I wasn’t facing him in the first round of fantasy basketball playoffs this week. Hate him so much right now.
Other things: Two great screencaps from Houston: 1) Two thumbs up for Goran Dragic 2) Fake Luis Scola … If you’ve ever wanted to hear Shawn Marion sound like a hyena hunting prey or singing campfire songs and Rick Ross hooks, then this is your video … Last night’s loss gave the Heat their fourth losing streak of the season, matching their total from last year … After being traded to the Nets last season, Deron Williams is 0-2 against the Jazz this season … Meanwhile, Chris Paul is 1-1 against the Hornets after his trade, so he is 50 percent happier