Ballin: Sure it took him 20 shots to do it, but Michael Beasley scored 27 points in the Suns’ comeback win against the Lakers. He’s Michael Beasley, that’s what happens. But what doesn’t usually happen is a 10-point fourth quarter where he goes 5-6 and makes a bunch of big shots down the stretch, which is exactly how things played out last night. Those sweet black retro jerseys and a top knot must be magical, because Beasers also had five steals.
Not so much: Well, the Raptors lost another one-point game because the referees refused to blow the whistle on a last second call. So I guess the loser of the night is the NBA because they’re going to have to apologize to Toronto for a THIRD missed call that cost them a chance at a win. Ridiculous.
See ya: Joe Johnson’s crossover is nice, but the Nets’ bench is better.
Chris Bosh’s main regret about this clip, however, is that he didn’t get to videobomb it. Next time.
How he likes it: In a one-on-five battle — truly his preferred form of basketball — Nate Robinson scored 24 points to the Bucks bench’s 25.
Formula 50: All five Pacers starters scored in double-digits during their victory over the trade-weakened Pistons. That’s neat.
Chill: Matt Barnes was mad, so he did a Matt Barnes thing.
What does he think this is — a summer league game?
Nobody beats the Wiz: Because they beat themselves, zing. In just the second quarter of last night’s loss, Washington went 3-for-16 and turned the ball over seven times. Here’s a hint: if you turn the ball over twice as often as you make shots, you’re going to lose the quarter.
Fancy: Tyson Chandler had five assists in the Knicks’ win last night, the first time he’s notched that many helpers since November 2007.
Oh, come on: How is this a real thing that happened?
Watch it on an endless loop, if you want. It still won’t make sense no matter how many times you see it.
New regime: Since Rajon Rondo’s season-ending knee injury, the Boston Celtics are 2-0. Obviously, he was holding them back.
If we want to: Maybe I’m crazy, but it seems like Stephen Jackson had a good time beating his former team.
Other things: The Nuggets and Jazz both won, but you guys can tell me how that went down … Silly shot from Danilo Gallinari that of course went in … Yet another fancy Ricky Rubio pass … Solid flop from Chris Bosh last night … Jimmy Butler is not impressed with his own dunk … Watch the show today for our thoughts on the big Rudy Gay trade