Ballin: Tonay Parcare notched his first ever triple-double in last night’s overtime win against the Rockets, tallying 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. I don’t want to spoil things by telling you that he grabbed three of those rebounds during the overtime period and that, just like his career-high of 55 points back in 2008, said accomplishment was certainly aided by another five minutes of play. Whoops.
Not so much: Which is worse — the Trail Blazers going an NBA record 0-20 from three last night or the Raptors losing to them by 18 points? Here is a hint: the answer involves dinosaurs.
Tall jumps: This might not even have been LeBron James’ best dunk last night, but it is my personal favorite.
LeBron James is VERY good at jumping high.
Baldwin: Jrue Holiday scored 25 points, including two huge pull-up jumpers under two minutes that iced things for the Sixers, and Evan Turner scored 18 points, but more importantly, grabbed the two biggest rebounds of the game, snagging boards from the hands of the Pistons’ big men while under the basket. It is almost like these two guys are better than they’ve played thus far in their career.
Double switch to fakie: Stephen Curry is the definition of elusive.
I know this is going to sound crazy, but maybe the Bobcats could not go for every single pump fake Stephen Curry throws? Just a random suggestion.
Da drought: The Mavericks easily beat the Kings in Dallas night, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since the last time Sacramento won in Big D was February 27, 2003. Raef LaFrentz was the Mavericks’ starting center, Peja Stojakovic led the Kings in scoring and it was my mom’s birthday — you could say things have changed.
Sit down: Let’s give Spencer Hawes an assist for making this Jrue Holiday crossover look a lot better than it really was.
With foot sweeps and a mullet like that, Spencer is a regular Cobra Kai.
Shoot a door, shoot a window: Jeremy Lin tied his career-high of 38 points in last night’s loss to the Spurs, and he even got to play in the fourth quarter because James Harden was hurt. It’s Linsanity all over again.
Other things: I may have been dreaming, but I’m pretty sure I saw Charlie Villanueva make a tough shot in the fourth quarter of a close game last night. Please advise … LeBron James as he kicked the ball out to Mario Chalmers for a three: “BING BANG!” … I also think I saw Omer Asik bank in a 14-foot jump shot to tie the game with 40 seconds remaining in regulation, so please advise on that too … Here are those fancy pants shoes a few of the Hawks were wearing in Miami last night … Kyrie Irving is back tonight, y’all!