Ballin: #Respect to Omer Asik’s 22-point, 18-rebound performance in the Rockets’ win over the Magic, but Roy Hibbertydibberty was killer for the Pacers. Big Hibs went for 25 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 11-14 from the field. Perhaps more impressive was that only a handful of times did Hibbert look like his legs had no joints in them.
Not so much: Somebody told me to look up Luke Walton’s line from last night, just to see how bad it was. And yeah, it wasn’t great — four points, five rebounds, six assists, four steals and five fouls — but it wasn’t terrible either, especially considering it was Luke Walton. However…
But then: I looked up SportsCenter’s video regarding Luke Walton and his mask, Eric, and you should definitely watch this while jacking up the volume because you need to enjoy it.
Some people, like Batman, thrive behind the mask. Some people are Luke Walton.
Fist pound: Kudos to the Jazz for turning things around. Last night’s win was their fifth straight after dropping their four previous games. They’ve got a half-game — plus the tiebreaker — on the Lakers for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
Smiley face: Yo Spurs, Mike Conley, Jr. is all up in your grill, smiling and shooting lefty layups to win the game.
Those were just the last two of the 19 combined points that Conley and Jerryd Bayless scored in the fourth quarter of last night’s big win against the Spurs. It’s like everyone always says, the Grizzlies are built around their guards.
Neato: The Celtics lost to the Timberwolves by 10 in Minnesota. Looks like they’re gonna chill in that seventh seed, I guess.
Longy style: Look how far away Jeremy Evans is when Jamaal Tinsley throws this alley-oop.
Yep, very far.
And finally: Jose Calderon returned to Toronto and beat the Raptors, whilst the Bucks beat the Bobcats by 29 on their way to a season-high 131 points.
Other things: Omer Asik hit a 22-footer, so even more #respect … Here’s Jonas Valanciunas doing jumping jacks on an inbounds pass … Cool buzzer beater, Caron Butler … The reason Roy Hibbert played so well last night is because all of his favorite comedians were in the crowd … The McDonald’s All-American dunk contest was last night, so watch some highlights … Some factoids regarding Michael Jordan’s college recruitment