Ballin: 40 points and 19 rebounds for Kevin Love, who also made four threes and handed out four assists. He’s averaging 31 points and 14 rebounds in March (15 games), which is a single game stat line that has only been done 13 times this season by players who are not Kevin Love. I don’t even know how he is this good, but I assume it must be the beard.
Not so much: Dwight Howard took seven shots and grabbed five rebounds against the Knicks, which is the same shots and less rebounds (7) than Baron Davis, who played fewer minutes in last night’s matchup.
Banquet: Grab your angular guitar lines and dreadlocks because Gordon Hayward is throwing a bloc party.
I love the look on his face after the first block, where Hayward realizes he’s going to have to block another shot at the rim but that’s, like, the most annoying thing in the world. “Uuuugggggghhhhhhhh, fine I’ll block ANOTHER shot, I GUESS.”
Pass-first: Last night, Steve Nash became the only player in NBA history who is not John Stockton to record a game with a single point and 15 assists, while also becoming the only NBA player to lose a game in which he has a single point and 15 assists.
Circus: Here is a high-percentage field goal attempt from Omri Casspi.
Unfortunately for the Cavs, he called bank so the shot didn’t count.
Up-downs: Following last night’s loss to the Raptors, the Nuggets haven’t won back-to-back games since a four-game win streak that ended March 5. Before that, it was a two-gamer that ended Valentine’s Day.
Smart trade: Pre-trade deadline, the New Jersey Nets won exactly 40 percent of their games. Post-trade deadline, they’ve won 41 percent of their games and will likely lose their lottery pick in a stacked draft. Genius.
Worst: DeShawn Stevenson, the least chill bro in the league, is Mr. Flops-o-beat of the night.
Dunzo: Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut, Trevor Ariza, Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman and Emeka Okafor all sat out last night’s Warriors-Hornets game with various injuries. Great news for Marco Belinelli fans though.
Other things: The Denver Nuggets’ pregame ritual is incredible … More like the Charlotte Dadcats … Don’t let Glen Davis eat your pizza, unless you want to dance … Huge dunks from Blake Griffin and JaVale McGee like it’s the 2011 Dunk Contest all over again … Your guide to all the shoes in “White Men Can’t Jump”