Ballin: Greg Monroe went for 19 points and 18 rebounds, made a free throw with only one eye open and led the Pistons to their first win of the season. Other than that, boring night.
Not so much: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined to go 5-23 from the field, Wade turned the ball over five times and the Heat lost the third quarter by 11 points. But we got our first boshface.gif of the season, so all is forgiven.
Step in the name of love: Here’s Kemba Walker going 2011 UConn on the Timberwolves.
That gave the Bobcats their third straight win — something that hasn’t happened since the 2010-11 season — and put them over .500 on the year, which hasn’t happened this “late” in a season since they were 6-4 at the start of the 2007-08 season. This is what Alexey Shved gets for shaving his goatee.
Point points: Chris Paul scored the Clippers’ last 13 points of the third quarter, then Eric Bledsoe scored the next eight to start the fourth quarter.
Thanks for showing up: Someone must have convinced Jeff Green it’s still the preseason because he actually did something in a basketball game.
Commence tweets proclaiming him to be a LeBron stopper … now.
Rollycoasty: Cool — the Bulls building an 18-point third quarter lead on the backs of their frontline. Not cool — blowing said 18-point third quarter lead over the course of 15 minutes. Very cool — somehow scoring the first eight points of overtime to take the win in Phoenix. You don’t often see a team rally like that after botching things earlier.
All of the moves: Hey kids, do you like post moves? Wanna see me shove Nine Inch Nails through each one of my horse hooves?
After getting schooled like that, no wonder Kendrick Perkins wanted to fight everyone. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why any human would want to fight Zach Randolph, but I’m not the one with a terrible goatee.
Clutch city: The Rockets scored 39 in the second quarter, a season-high for Houston, but lost every other quarter on their way to a victory at home against the Hornets. It’s almost like you have to play the entire game if you want to win.
Silver lining: The Wizards finally scored more than 100 points in a game, notching 101 in their loss to the Mavericks. That means they’re no longer the worst offensive team in history, so that’s nice. On the other hand, they are the worst offensive team in the league right now and the only winless team in the league. Hey, I tried.
Other things: Every player on both teams played in the Bucks’ blowout of the Pacers, which is kind of cool. Unless you’re the Pacers, of course, because you got destroyed … Draymond Green scored his first NBA basket, immediately got a technical for taunting and got rocked by an inadvertent elbow from Ivan Johnson. It was a weird night … Here’s DeAndre Jordan grabbing a rebound and slapping it against the backboard all in one motion, just because he can … And here’s Kevin Garnett throwing a beautiful behind-the-back pass, just because he can … No wonder Blake Griffin got a Jordan deal