Ballin: It gets boring talking about how good LeBron James is — another triple-double last night in a comeback win in Cleveland — so let’s talk about Brook Lopez hanging 38 points and 11 rebounds on the Mavericks in a big road win. As he would say, “Whooooaaaa, cool man.”
Not so much: Well, the Cavaliers did blow a 27-point lead in about six seconds, so them.
Tip Drill: This is how you win a game with a tip-in.
Joakim Noah saw this and was like, “Ah, come on.”
Built this house: In the past two seasons, the Charlotte Bobcats have won 14 games at home. Four of those have come against the Raptors, including last night’s win.
Uh oh: Another loss last night for the Jazz, this time to the Rockets, which dropped them 1.5 games behind the Lakers for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. They have just six wins against plus-.500 teams in 2013 and only two since the All-Star break.
Tip Drill II: Full Throttle: This is how you win a game with a tip-in.
Joakim Noah saw this and was like, “Ah, come on.” Again.
Hey there: Carmelo Anthony came back to the Knicks last night, which means the Knicks only had to start one big man who was 35 years or older (and one guard for good measure), which means the Knicks actually won back-to-back games for the first time since March 6.
Spry: 25 and 13 for Tim Duncan last night, which is the 14th time this season he’s done such a thing. Amazingly, that’s only good for eighth in the NBA, but I think we can all agree this new operating system has been a success.
Confusion: When you think Clippers dunking on people, the first name that comes to mind is … Caron Butler?
Luckily, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan (“BeAndre Goals,” as the kids say) did combine to throw down a couple big-to-big alley-oops, because otherwise this would be too weird to handle. I was under the assumption Carontasaurus was only allowed to shoot threes.
Polar bear: Remember when Monta Ellis scored 25 points in a quarter while going 5-5 from three while leading the Bucks to a win? Last night was complete opposite of that, as Monta went 2-14 from the floor as Milwaukee dropped a game in Atlanta. You could say that he didn’t havitall.
Ugh: The Wizards beat the Suns in Phoenix. John Wall had 19 points, eight assists and five turnovers, which seems about right.
Other things: James White actually completed a dunk on his first attempt last night … Jerryd Bayless was awesome for the Grizzlies, scoring seven points in the game’s final 12 seconds, which includes a super tough three he hit to send the game to OT … Pretty great fan-made video about that LeBron dunk … And this is a pretty great fan-made video that depicts last night’s Heat comeback … Nate Robinson loves Airheads (the candy, not the movie)