Ballin: 25 points and 10 assists for Tony Parker in the Spurs’ Game 5 beat down of the Warriors. Plus, he made more shots (9) and attempted fewer (16) than Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson together (6-22 shooting combined). Oh, and TP also played fewer minutes than either of the Warriors’ starting guards, if you’re wondering just how badly he outplayed them.

Not so much: Knicks players who attempted more than one shot while still missing every attempt — Iman Shumpert (0-6), Kenyon Martin (0-3) and Jason Kidd (0-2). In related news, the Knicks shot 35.6 percent in their Game 4 loss.

Length: Not the best night for highlights, but this Kawhi Leonard cram was pretty legit.

At the very least, it’s nice that Harrison Barnes knows what it feels like now.

Sam Young Memorial Horrible Stint Award: During Amar’e Stoudemire’s four minutes of second quarter action, he checked in to guard Tyler Hansbrough, immediately fouled him as Hansbrough was driving by, then kept riding him for another few seconds after the whistle was blown before getting in to TyBrough’s face for not stopping or something like that. A couple possessions later, Ian Mahinmi outjumped Stoudemire for an offensive rebound, so Amar’e pushed him in the chest and earned himself a technical foul. He eventually checked out with two points on 1-2 shooting, two rebounds, three personal fouls and a tech. In four minutes.

Opposite day: George Hill’s third quarter was pretty much the antithesis of the previous award.

14 points on 5-7 shooting for the quarter, which is really nice considering the rest of the Pacers scored five points in that period. Way to go, George.

Sad trombone: Want to know the bad news about J.R. Smith’s Game 4 performance? His 19 points on 7-22 shooting might actually be considered a bounce-back game, even though he made just two of his first 12 shots. Oh, two turnovers and no assists as well, just for good measure.

Insult to insult: If you’re curious as to how quickly things went south for the Warriors, consider that they trailed by three to begin the second half, yet still saw the game end with Tracy McGrady getting an assist off an isolation AND a chasedown block.

Tracy McGrady, you guys. Tracy. McGrady. He’s back and just as washed-up as ever.

Nope: Jason Kidd made a nice steal yesterday, which led to a pretty makeable fast break layup. But since you know he went 0-2, you know he boatsed it. He’s now been held scoreless in eight straight games, though I think “held” is kind of a misnomer since you don’t really “hold” anyone to being afraid to shoot.

Other things: Couple of cool moments I haven’t seen online yet — Iman Shumpert’s bizarre strapped-up pregame stretching routine, Paul George stealing the inbounds pass while being the guy guarding the inbounder … Must-follow Twitter account: @DidJRSmithMiss … Look where Gregg Popovich is when he called this timeout“Food chemistry equals team chemistry,” or as you might know it, Metta World Peace on the Knicks … Ugly news regarding Nick Young

Comments (23)

  1. Is there going to be any discussion on Woodson’s coaching because I cant tell who is worse at making adjustments this 2nd round, him or Brooks. Is Copeland only allowed to stay on the floor if he doesnt make a 3 because everytime he does especially when it makes the Pacers lead go into single digits, Woodson just subs him out on the next dead ball. My theory of why JR sucks right now is that when he elbowed Terry, he sucked out all of JR’s shooting ability like in Space Jam with the Monstars. It makes sense because Terry started shooting better after that and JR hasnt.

  2. Oh well Lil Wayne….

    After talking trash to Knicks and Heat, your stuck at a boring Spurs/Warriors game.

  3. Sexual assault charges on a famous person……. This is so f’ed up. What could be easier than being a hot chick that hooks up with a famous dude at a party or a club and then says “Oh he harassed me”. I’ve always hated this…

    • That was my first thought too, but did you read the article? Sounds unfortunately legit.

      • Agreed. I hate that there is a backlash against assault victims because of the (probably small) percentage of false allegations. What about the percentage of victims who are too scared or embarrassed to seek justice? The women who make false allegations are affronts to humanity, as as the men who automatically assume, without a shred of evidence, that all such allegations are just gold digging

        • while NTT66 makes valid points, after reading the article I gotta say I don’t think he’s guilty. why would nick young drug a girl? he’s a freaking nba player, I’m pretty sure he does not have that much difficulty to find a chick willing to have sex with him.
          maybe it turns out that he’s just into raping unconscious women, who knows, but judging from the article I don’t believe that story.

          • Not insinuating guilt or innocence, and I hate the “rape culture” term that gets bandied about, but a snap reaction to a 5 paragraph write up isn’t justice for anyone. Nick is a grown man who can afford the best legal representation to “prove” his “innocence”. The “victim” doesnt deserve to be lumped in with people who will profit from false allegations. Maybe she had a date rape drug in her purse waiting to trap a rich person. I’m not casting any doubt to either party. There is not enough information to come to any such conclusions before this goes to trial.

          • Unless, the parties involved have a history of accusations of sexual assault or extortion, it’s pretty irresponsible to jump the defense of either party.

          • At the end of the boy who cried wolf, there was an actual wolf

        • It’s calles innocent until proven guilty

        • It’s called innocent until proven guilty

          • It’s called innocent until settled out of court and forgotten about.

            Because Nick Young and the NBA have too much to lose from this going to court, even if he’s innocent. Whatever price they pay will be worth avoiding the PR damage. And if the girl is right, it’s still more worth it for her to settle out of court and be guaranteed millions of dollars rather than risk the public humiliation of a rape trial against an NBA star. Those trials typically don’t treat women very nicely.

  4. I didn’t like putting Kenyon in the starting line up. Felton, Shumpert, Melo, Martin, Chander.. no one else can score on that line up and it showed on the score board.

  5. Tracy McGrady is back! look at his line in 4.5 minutes!!!

  6. What does it mean to “boatsed”a fast break layup?

  7. @ Trey : I’m starting to wonder, from all of what you wrote and said of the Spurs-Warriors games, are you a Warriors hater ? Or a spurs fan ?

    And I say that in a friendly way, I just feel like you’re happy if the Warriors loose. Maybe it’s just you don’t give them any credits…

    I’ts kind of itching me because it’s not the Warriors of old and even with the mistakes and all (inexperience…) you got to love the effort, no ? :-)

    • I’ll admit I’m probably less in love with the Warriors than everybody else on the internet, but I really don’t care who wins this series. They’re a fun team but they also have Mark Jackson as a coach, so yeah.

      • wow thanks someone remembers what an annoying person mark jackson still is. I mean, okay, praise him for his somewhat surprising knowledge of x’s & o’s and how great of a leader he is but I still think his best role is ‘on-air-punchline for JVG’.
        although the warriors are so much fun to watch that I can almost live with coach jackson by now… (random “duh”-note: anything mark jackson said or says is still waaaaay better than anything reggie miller contributes to anything. I can NOT get over how much that dude annoys me. reggie is just… not a smart person)

        • Well Mark Jackson is a dick. That makes him both an insufferable TV peronsality aswell as a charismatic leader.

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