Ballin: 29 points on 16 shots for LeBron James, who also added eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block. Standard.
Not so much: Conversely, it took J.R. Smith 15 shots to score 12 points, six of which came on free throws. I’m not sure if it was his new mohawk, which was bizarrely wider at the bottom of his head than the top, that did it, but I wouldn’t be surprised. And he handled it well too, eventually threatening to leave the Knicks after everyone on Twitter was hating on him.
Tops of the flops: Between the fire extinguisher pun and Amar’e Stoudemire psyching out Shane Battier, this might literally be the best foulout ever, at least from an NBA memes perspective.
After the game, Mike Bibby and Jared Jeffries tabletopped Dwyane Wade. Fifth grade pranks are the best.
Fun fact: Per ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh — Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith combined shots in the Knicks-Heat series: 200. Rest of Knicks’ team: 121.
Is this me?: Got about 15 tweets last night asking if this bro at the Grizzlies game was me.
It was. Go Grizzlies. Go headbands.
Bulls West: On top of Caron Butler’s broken hand, the Clippers added injuries to Blake Griffin (sprained left knee) and Chris Paul (strained right hip flexor), just to make things interesting for the rest of the series. No word yet on when Vinny Del Negro’s brain sprain will be fully healed.
Clodhoppers: Marc Gasol’s feet are so big and awkward, they tore a hole straight through Blake Griffin’s new Nike Hyperdunk Elites.
Don’t worry. The Clippers play at home on Friday, so Blake can change in to these and be totally fine.
Great moments: Just a few things that happened last night that were awesome — Kevin Harlan said Mike Woodson sounded like Tone Loc during a sideline interview, Chris Webber chided Eric Bledsoe for getting a technical then explained a bunch of different ways to show your displeasure with a ref and not get T’d up, Rudy Gay tried to throw the ball off someone but totally missed and the ball went 20 feet in the air, Mo Williams fell down for no reason to end the game. Good times.
Other things: Get out of here, Tyson Chandler … Just a silly shot by Dwyane Wade … Who doesn’t love cutout O.J. Mayo? … Shaq just heard that Al Harrington looks like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, which the internet has been saying since at least 2007 and probably earlier … Metta World Peace is going to be on “Punk’d” because someone apparently has a death wish