Ballin: LeBron James had 34 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists because he never shows up for big games against top opponents.

Not so much: If there’s one thing the Philadelphia 76ers don’t want to do this playoffs, it’s play the Miami Heat in the first round. So naturally, they lost a game to the Raptors by 21 points on the same night the Hawks handled business against the Bobcats. Smooth.

Again?: Kobe Bryant says, “No, you’re not clutch.”

Nice shot, bro.

The highest compliment: Gregg Popovich on Celtics guard Avery Bradley: “He’s a pain in the ass.”

Oh no: Lamar Odom, a career 70 percent free throw shooter, airballed a free throw last night. That should help his confidence in a totally wasted season.

Duh: Of course Charles Jenkins made what turned out to be the game-winning basket in last night’s Warriors-Timberwolves game.

You were expecting someone else? Like who? Don’t be silly.

Whoops: As far as inbounds plays go, throwing the ball directly to the other team when you’re down by two and there are two seconds remaining is a pretty bad decision.

Welcome back: That being said, good to see you again, Eric Gordon.

The Hornets have won 67 percent of their games when Eric Gordon has played (2-1), plus he’s their leading per game scorer, so there’s your MVP.

Weird sequence: For about one second, Steve Nash turned in to the NBA’s worst player, getting ripped by Paul Millsap and then immediately getting called for a clear path foul. Of course, he followed that up by hitting a clutch jumper and then an impossible game-winner, so all is forgiven.

Other things: Nikola Pekovic trying to catch Charles Jenkins is good for a laugh … Nice dunk, Paul Millsap … Every NBA player in the league liked Blake Griffin’s dunks … It’s been a while since we’ve had a weird Chris Bosh tongue thing, so I’m glad to see it’s still around … Literally no one can believe Brian Cook went coast-to-coast last night and since I haven’t seen video I’m kind of thinking it’s a hoax

Comments (4)

  1. Popovich is the best. Can TBJ please send Skeets to interview him again? It went so well the first time that I’m sure Pop would love to give an encore performance.

  2. Why is Kobe doing the JET? Was it just an extraneous shot at Terry?

  3. A gift for Trey:

    Judging by the look on his face, he couldn’t believe it either.


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