Ballin: 27, 10 and four for Paul George, plus three steals. Maybe the worst night of the season, but still a very nice line.
Not so much: In case there was any doubt who the worst team in the NBA is, the Washington Wizards beat the Charlotte Bobcats by 28 points. Not only is that the Wizards’ greatest margin of victory this season, the 73 points they allowed are also the fewest the franchise has given up since January 2006. Even if they don’t break the record for worst winning percentage of all-time, losing this bad to the league’s second-worst team is good enough to earn the ‘Cats worst team of all-time status in my book.
Last waltz: Here are the last New Jersey points ever by the Nets.
The last official shot in New Jersey by the Nets was a missed 19-foot jumper by Johan Petro, but that’s not online for some reason. I’m sure you can imagine what it looks like though.
Meanie: Tony Allen set the Grizzlies franchise steals record by taking eight basketballs from the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s the fourth player this season with eight steals but no one has been able to break that mark, possibly because the number is cursed.
Inadvertsies: Now this is what an inadvertent elbow looks like.
This explains why Jrue Holiday’s face looks like it does up top. Well, the bloody parts at least. The rest is credit to his parents.
That’s a wrap: Last night’s win over the Nets clinched the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot for the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Spurs’ win over the Trail Blazers gave them the top seed in the Western Conference. The Suns and Jazz play tonight, which will go a long way to deciding the West’s last seed.
Other things: The Bucks finally won two straight games down the stretch, unfortunately they had been eliminated from the playoffs before their game was over … Ray Allen might miss the start of the playoffs, at least … Al Horford, on the other hand, is probably missing all of the playoffs … And James Harden is still day-to-day while recovering from concussion symptoms … Rumor on the street is that Andre Iguodala got hit in the nuts last night. Prove it … Another super cool move by Tyrus Thomas