Ballin: I don’t really know how much to trust this, but J.R. Smith was a +27 in 27 minutes in last night’s Knicks win over the Spurs. I think I’m just going to take it as gospel and assume that if he played the entire game, the Knicks would have won by 48.
Not so much: In their fourth game in five nights, no Spurs starter scored more than 11 points and only Tim Duncan (4-8) made at least half of his shots. So basically, Gregg Popovich rested his players anyways.
Told you I was freaky: Ever wanted to see a guy turn a chest pass in to a reverse alley-oop? Here you go.
I have to agree with HOOP magazine’s Ming Wong here, Pablo Prigioni definitely didn’t mean for that to be an oop and only J.R. Smith would turn it in to one. That’s why he’s J.R. Smith.
Fart mode: Two things that sucked from last night — Kevin Love reinjuring his hand (luckily just a sprained finger) and Stephen Jackson spraining his ankle on the mayor’s waitress. Humans should be made of rubber.
J-Kwon: On the plus side, maybe Kevin Love’s hurty fingy will lead to more Derrick Williams tip dunks.
Don’t hold your breath, since Derrick Williams seems to perpetually disappoint, but at least it’s a possibility.
Deepsies: Steve Novak made five threes last night, the fourth time he’s done that in a game this season. Somewhat amazingly, five players have done it five or more times, so I guess Steve Novak isn’t the best shooter in the history of basketball on any level anywhere in the world at any time.
Other things: Despite playing just 24 minutes before his injury, Kevin Love grabbed 17 rebounds … Remember that time Thabo Sefolosha, Serge Ibaka and Russell Westbrook became Ronnie Brewer, Marcus Camby and Jason Kidd … Kobe Bryant is back on Twitter, so there you go … And here’s Shawn Marion as Mario because Dallas’ video team is the best … GIF up top is via the Knicks Wall