Ballin: 32 points on 15-23 shooting for Dwyane Wade, who helped lead the Heat to a franchise record 15th straight victory. He also added 10 assists and seven rebounds because he was tired of LeBron James getting all the accolades for doing everything all the time.
Not so much: A good way to blow a fourth quarter lead is by giving up 42 points in the game’s final frame. And a good way to do that is by being the Toronto Raptors, who dropped what I believe is their zillionth game this season after taking a lead in to the fourth.
Fight!: Ray Allen and J.J. Barea got in to it last night.
Make sure you stick around until the end to peep J.J. tossing some slander at Ray-Ray. I’m not an expert lip reader, but I’m pretty sure he’s not yelling “YOU’RE A CULTURED GENTLEMAN!,” which is what you should always yell at Ray Allen.
A tale: In the first half of last night’s loss to the Knicks, Marreese Speights went 10-10 for 21 points. In the second half, he went 0-4 and scored two points. Guess which half his team won. (HINT: It’s the first.)
Right round baby: Montyellyhavitall.
Maybe I’m a hater for mentioning this, but a simple Derrick Rose-ish reverse would have worked perfectly here. Wouldn’t have looked nearly as cool, but Enes Kanter was going to be drifting by no matter what, so finishing on the right side of the glass would have been easy either way. Glad he went this way though.
Vierd: The Nuggets beat the Hawks in Denver last night, as expected, but who do you think took the most shots in the game? Probably not who you think. Answer below.
Lame: Want to see one of the most wack off-the-backboard alley-oops ever? You’re going to matter what, so get ready.
Does it really count as an alley-oop when the guy who catches it still has a foot on the ground when he catches it? Don’t think too hard about that. It’s best we just forget about this and move on.
OK: The Magic beat the Hornets.
Other things: Here’s video of all 12 of Luke Walton’s assists from last night, which is a thing that really happened …Here is some supposed evidence that Dwight Howard can make 80 percent of his free throws while no one is looking … Tyson Chandler’s rich and Steve Novak is ripped … Out on JaVale McGee … Corey Brewer took 20 shots last night, three more than any Hawk and seven more than any other Nugget