Ballin: 33 points and 11 rebounds for LaMarcus Aldridge, who kicked in two blocks as well for good measure. Aldridge has gone for 30 and 10 three times this season, tying him with LeBron and Kobe for most times thus far.
Not so much: Three bad fourth quarter Pacers stats from last night’s loss — lost the quarter by 17 after leading by six at the start of the quarter, allowed Nets runs of 17-0 and 7-0 during the quarter, only 11 points scored on 14 percent shooting in the fourth. Won those first three quarters though, so that’s neat.
Burly: Kenneth Faried has a solid physique and strong jumping ability.
Yep. Good dunk.
Dum-dums: Another loss of note was right here in Toronto, where the Raptors got out to an 18-point lead in the first quarter of a game against the team they’re chasing for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks. They lost the next three quarters by 29 points and the last five minutes of the game by 10. This is the play that changed the game.
Replay: Here is Derrick Williams replicating Kenneth Faried’s dunk in the Timberwolves’ loss to the Spurs.
One-handed power jams by athletic power forwards are so hot in 2013.
Hi there: Chris Copeland got his fourth start of the season last night, dropping 22 points and four rebounds on an unsuspecting Hornets team. He’s averaging 17.5 points on 56.3 percent shooting during his starts, which means he is basically Dwight Howard.
Oh Gee: There are a wealth of last name puns to be made when Alonzo Gee dunks like this.
Unfortunately for Gee Whiz over here, the Cavaliers became the team that finally lost to the Lakers, ending L.A.’s 6-game skid by being very Cleveland.
Other things: If Kawhi Leonard threw this kind of dunk down in an all-Spurs dunk contest, he’d get straight 10s … According to Elias, Tim Duncan’s seven blocks and three steals against Minnesota tied for the highest combined blocks-and-steals total in his NBA career … Four Raptors starters scored 20 or more points yesterday, but the remaining five players combined to score just 10 combined points in the loss … LeBron James has missed a triple-double by one rebound or one assist 28 times in his NBA career … No way, DeAndre Liggins