Ballin: Check out Jrue Holiday over here, going for 33 points and 13 assists on 62 percent shooting in a 76ers win. Two straight games of 13 assists for Jrue the Damaja, which would make him second in the league in assists per game if that stat was measured on a two-game sample size.

Not so much: Andrea Bargnani went 2-19 from the field in the Raptors’ double OT loss to the Spurs. At the time, it seemed like every one of those 17 misses was a three that would tie the game or take the lead, but I’m looking at the stats and that’s just not the case. Turns out he only missed seven of his eight shots in the fourth quarter and overtime, which is way better.

More like Jerknobili: Why does Manu have to keep embarrassing people all over the place?

I guess Ed Davis is the winner for this play since he’s the only Raptor who Manu Ginobili didn’t do something to. Congratulations, Honest Ed.

New Dikembe: Deron Williams set his new career-high in blocks with four in the Nets’ win at home against the Trail Blazers. That’s as many as Anderson Varejao has all season, which just feels weird.

Fire in the hole: This is the scariest sight in all of the NBA — a sweaty Glen Davis hurtling at you at 100 percent speed.

Amazingly, no one was hurt on this play because miracles do exist.

Mecca lecca hi: Including yesterday’s loss, the Detroit Pistons have dropped seven straight games in Madison Square Garden, failing to notch a win in Manhattan since Rasheed Wallace was still a Piston despite the fact the Knicks have won just 53 percent of their home games during that stretch.

Et tu?: Jordan Hamilton has played all of 35 games in a Nuggets uniform, but he seems to have a firm grasp on what they’re trying to accomplish.

The Nuggets seemed to have owned the skies in their win against the Hornets, so it’s good to see even minor players getting in on the action. That’s seven straight losses for the Hornets, who used to be above .500 once upon a time. Those were the days.

Other things: Shane Battier sprained his knee Saturday night, which means he could miss some time for the Heat, who instantly become less wrinkly-headed … Rajon Rondo tallied his 37th straight game with double-digit assists, officially joining John Stockton in second place for Record I Care Least About … Sit down, Paul Pierce … That Kevin Durant nickname lawsuit is still ongoing … Stay weird, Chris Bosh

Comments (15)

  1. “I guess Ed Davis is the winner for this play since he’s the only Raptor who Manu Ginobili didn’t do something to. Congratulations, Honest Ed.”

    Too bad Tony Parker took him twice (almost back to back) with the same fake underneath the basket.

  2. Much respect for the Jeru the Damaja reference.

  3. Sick play by Manu, but isn’t that really out of bounds? Unless I missed someone else touching it first, he can’t run out and then keep dribbling, right?

    • yes it was an out of bounds violation, fucks given by the referees: 0

      • I think referees are told to ignore certain violations/fouls for the sake of highlight plays. How many travels have we seen on break away dunks? Most all of Blake Griffins highlight dunks entail a stiffarm/forearm push in the defender’s face.

    • is the ball even allowed to hit the floor twice in between dribbles?

    • if he knocks it forwards, runs out of bounds and then back on the court, as long as both feet have been grounded on court again, it’s a fair play, but if you look, only one foot makes it back onto the court before he gets the ball again

      • you’re all wrong.

        a player is deemed to be on the court as long as one body part is touching inside the lines, and no body part is touching the ground outside the lines. so it certainly wasn’t an out of bounds violation.

        it wasn’t a dribbling violation either, as the dribble was never picked up.

        you can’t PASS to yourself. manu doesn’t do that either.

        so no, no violation, correct call made by the refs. notice how none of the raptors, players, coaches OR fans, made any noise about it?

  4. WTF?! No Harrison Barnes dunk?


  5. Bosh needs to be traded to Portland, and then he should buy the rights to the Rose Garden and rename it the Keep Portland Weird Garden.

  6. Seconded, with the appropriate number of characters to let the system accept my secondings.

    • Aaaaand meant for the Barnes dunk comment. Rejected for too short a comment and then not posted under the correct one…well played, Comments. Well played.

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