Ballin: Feels like we should give some dap to Andrew Bynum for notching the Lakers’ first triple-double (10 points, 13 rebounds, 10 blocks) since Magic Johnson in the 1991 NBA Finals while also setting the playoff record for blocks. Otherwise, pretty uneventful day for him.
Not so much: Well, the Grizzlies blew a 27-point lead in the second half of a playoff game, so this is pretty easy. Nice one, Grizzlies.
Whoopsies: Even though it’s the playoffs, bad things still happen.
Amazingly, this would have been Manu’s third dunk of the game after five all regular season. I’d say he’s ready for the playoffs.
Anti-whoopsies: Especially when you consider he did this thing in the same game.
This might not even be Manu’s best pass from yesterday. That little lobby lob he threw in to the middle of the Jazz defense that ended with a tough Tony Parker layup was pretty boss.
Uh-oh: Not only did the Celtics lose against the Hawks, Rajon Rondo also bumped in to an official and was ejected. He says, ”I didn’t intentionally chest-bump him, but that’s what it appears to be.” Considering he was suspended earlier this season for throwing a ball at a ref, expect at least a game suspension.
So many hats: If you thought the first look at the Nets’ new gear was underwhelming, perhaps you’ll like their new hats, which are very N.W.A. if you ask me. They’ve got so many hats. Jerseys come out today, so we can talk about that later.
Frank Reich: Here’s that super Clippers comeback condensed in to 50 seconds.
Who among us didn’t figure Nick Young and Reggie Evans would be the Clippers’ offensive saviors in their first playoff game? Oh, everyone didn’t figure that? Yeah, that makes sense.
Covert: Lost among the injuries, possible suspensions and game-winners is the fact that Josh Smith went for 22 and 18, while adding four assists and a block. No steals though, slacker.
Other things: Here are the official new Nets’ logos, but we can talk about those more later … Caron Butler is out 4-6 weeks, which means he’s due for a video tribute sometime next season … Jerry Colangelo might add players to the Team USA pool because everyone keeps getting hurt … Tiago Splitter is out too, but no one knows how long … Ray Allen is having offseason ankle surgery but still might play for the Celtics, so good luck with that