Ballin: 11 threes and 54 points for Stephen Curry, who outscored all the other Warriors in their loss to the Knickerbockers. But does it bother you that after he hit his last three with 3:42 remaining that he couldn’t get another shot off? Yeah, me neither. (Kind of it does though.)
Not so much: Not only did Manu Ginobili miss a free throw with 3ish seconds remaining that would have pushed the Spurs ahead by four, and not only did the Suns then hit a three to take the game to overtime, and not only did the Spurs then go 0-10 from the field in the extra period while scoring just a single point, but they also finally lost to Phoenix, snapping their 18-game home winning streak. Otherwise, pretty good late game execution from the late game executioners.
Nice touch: Montyellyhavitall.
Just a quick reminder that Monta Ellis is currently shooting 23.5 percent from three on the season. That’s by far the lowest three-point percentage of anyone who qualifies for the three-point percentage leaderboard.
Trending: Kyrie Irving missed last night’s game against the Raptors. It was the second straight he was ruled out of, both of which have been Cavalier wins. Clearly he is holding them back.
Totally fair comparison: In the Pistons’ win over the Wizards, Jose Calderon went for 18 assists while John Wall had more turnovers (7) than points (6).
Over the shoulder boulder holder: Everyone knows that Tyreke Evans is a terrific and willing passer, so this shouldn’t be terribly surprising.
Haven’t checked the stats yet, but I’m pretty sure that’s Tyreke’s first assist of the season. If you’re only going to pass once a year, might as well make it special.
Grugens: The Thunder beat the Hornets by 45 (not a joke) and Kevin Durant had his third career triple-double, all of which have come this season. In fact, those three triple-doubles are the only games in Durant’s career where he’s had 10 or more assists.
Height differential: Watch this clip then try to explain to me why Andre Miller even jumped to block this Meyers Leonard dunk.
While you’re trying to figure that out, I’ll mention that the Nuggets pulled off the win last night. Maybe that will influence your explanation.
Lasties: Atlanta beat Utah, Memphis beat Dallas, the Bucks beat the Rockets, Denver beat Portland, and the Warriors lost despite Curry’s 11 three threes. Nice night for the Lakers, who didn’t play but moved up a notch in the Western Conference standings.
Other things: All 11 of Stephen Curry’s three, if you’re feeling festivezeli … Here’s Ty Lawson owning Meyers Leonard twice in the course of about six seconds … Roy Hibbert is paying Lance Stephenson’s fine because Lance had his back … Jeremy Lin gets fancy … Pretty much the only shot Stephen Curry missed last night was Draymond Green’s high-five