Ballin: Kenneth Faried went for 27 points (on 12-18 shooting) and 17 rebounds, plus added an assist, two steals and a block. He also managed to get his shot blocked five times but I think we can allow that considering the other stats.
Not so much: It’s kind of hard to decide, considering they are 7-48, but last night’s Bobcats loss to the Wizards might be the worst loss of the season. 28-point margin of defeat at home to the team with the second-worst record in the league is a pretty strong case for the most humiliating defeat of the year though.
Good look: Is this the worst play you’ve ever seen?
I don’t know if it’s the No. 1 worst play in NBA history, but it’s pretty bad. Like, Metta World Peace just kind of whipped it down the court indiscriminately without even being close to a 5-second violation. Of course, he thinks this makes him a superhero, so sure — worst play ever.
Correlation: In their two games following 11-game winning streaks when they don’t play Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili or Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs are 0-2. This might be the most useless stat in history.
Not correlation: The Pacers are undefeated (1-0) in games where George Hill is a starter.
Shaking her fingers: Here’s Kevin Durant decimating the Bucks’ defense.
I almost feel bad for Carlos Delfino here. He gets crossed over once, but KD decides he’s not done with him and crosses him over again on the way to a huge dunk. Nice help defense by Drew Gooden, by the way.
Jackets: In six games as a starter, Glen Davis is averaging 17.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and turning the ball over 0.7 times per game. In 48 games off the bench, he’s going for 7.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 39 percent from the field and turning the ball over 1.2 times per game. So basically, trade Dwight and start Big Baby at center and all of the Magic’s problems are solved.
Rerase: Pretty great rerasing right here by J.J. Hickson.
FYI, when you “rerase” something it’s the same as when you “erase” something, only if you mispronounce it while doing so.
Pass-first: Chris Paul had more made field goals (7) than assists (6) in last night’s game against the Grizzlies, which is just the 17th time all season that that has happened. Including last night’s loss, the Clippers are 11-6 when that happens.
Other things: There are rumors that Martell Websters Marhawk was in a ponytail last night. Please confirm or deny … Thabo Sefolosha set a career high with seven steals and even dunked all fancy style … Earl Clark and Larry Sanders were both ejected in the fourth quarter of games where one team trailed by 20 or more points. That’s what they get for having boring names … Cool Marco Belinelli celebration (“Belibration”), Hornets … The second paragraph of this recap will make you think last night’s Wizards-Bobcats game was actually important