Ballin: Take your pick of awesome fourth quarter performances by perimeter players whose first name starts with “K” — you can go with Kevin Durant’s insane 13-point fourth where he was 3-3 from three and threw down a huge dunk or you can go with Kyrie Irving’s 15-point fourth to lead his team’s comeback win against the Celtics on the way to his second 40-point game of the season. Both are very good choices.
Not so much: Following last night’s loss to the Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics became the second NBA team this season to be below .500 while featuring two All-Star starters. Hi, Lakers.
Hey now!: Here’s Nick Young showing Larry Sanders how the Garden Weasel working.
If anybody can figure out who it is who yells at the top of their lungs when Swaggy throws this down, I’d love to know. That is some scream.
Nice work: Glen Davis went 4-15 in the first half of the Magic’s loss to the Pistons, then went 0-1 in just five minutes of playing time in the second half. No word on the dancing, but I’m guessing that went poorly too.
Oh Geez: People have said it before, but it’s true — Alonzo Gee is an underrated in-game dunker. Here’s his latest.
Pretty strong tomahawk, if you ask me. I like this dunk.
Deer leader: In the Bucks’ past two games, Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 27 points and 15 rebounds in two Milwaukee wins. Those numbers are literally three times higher than his season averages (8.9 points, 5.6 rebounds) if you throw out the last two games.
Gimme some more: Here is Busta Rhymes doing the halftime show at last night’s Pistons game.
He’s still got it. (“It” is the ability to rap so fast that no one can understand the words.)
Other things: Derrick Rose is almost back to full contact workouts … Blake Griffin is not a great fast break passer … Just two swaggy bros … For laughs, take a second to remember the time the Lakers wore short shorts during the 2007-08 season