Ballin: Six years ago, Corey Brewer was named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament for the Florida Gators during their repeat national title run, so that’s why it kind of makes sense that he’d go for a career-high 29 points and knock down three free throws to win the Nuggets their 14th straight game. Considering he’s shooting his highest percentage and scoring the most points per game of any month this season, he’s pretty much Mr. March.
Not so much: Which is worse — blowing an 8-point lead in two minutes or blowing a 5-point lead in 14 seconds? The answer doesn’t really matter since the 76ers did both in their loss to the Nuggets.
Por ejemplo: Here’s how that all went down.
If you’re a dedicated Damien Wilkins hater like myself — I’ll never forget him for occasionally freezing out Kevin Durant during Durant’s rookie year with the SuperSonics — this is delightful. If you’re Damien Wilkins, probably not. Really good for cuddling to though.
Complaining: Last night’s Bulls loss was their ninth since the All-Star break, which wouldn’t be a big deal if they hadn’t won just six times since then. It was also already the fourth time since the break that they’ve lost back-to-back games, which is something that only happened four times prior to the All-Star Game. Safe to say, they’re slumping.
Rhymery: A word that rhymes with “slumping” is “jumping,” which is something the Bulls still do well.
As the saying goes — if you can’t beat ‘em, dunk on ‘em.
Throwback: Remember when Tyreke Evans averaged 20-5-5 for an entire season and people were excited about him? He did it last night, scoring 19 in the second half to give him 21 for the game, to go along with his five and five. It’s just the fifth time he’s done it this season.
Throwdown: Another guy who’s gone 20-5-5 five times for the Kings is DeMarcus Cousins who had a pretty solid dunkski last night.
In a move that should surprise no one, DeMarcus has been suspended 15 games for being so violent to the rim. It’s his rep.
Other things: LeBron became internet bros with the fan who ran on the court because he loves that stuff. Seriously, he does and I can’t imagine the NBA agrees with his stance … Chris Paul got a flop warning for his brutal acting performance … Cool shirt, Mike Woodson … Uncle Drew basketball cards … No one cares that we prefer NBA basketball, so let’s just shut up about it … Take a listen to friend of the blog Jeff Weiss and rappers Nocando and Freddie Gibbs talking about athletes who try to rap