- The NBA announced that Deron Williams and Derrick Rose are the Players of the Week for the Western and Eastern Conferences, respectively. D Will helped lead his team to five straight come-from-behind victories over some of the top teams in the league, including Miami, Orlando and Atlanta. Rose averaged a tad under 22 points per game and helped lead his team to three victories this past week. Congratulations!
- LeBron James was named one of 25 finalists for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year award. To be quite honest, I have no clue why he was nominated for the award. I would hardly call someone that ripped the hearts out of every Ohio resident a Person of the Year. All I can say is that LeBron must have a great publicist – give her a raise.
- There are no longer any undefeated teams in the NBA thanks to the Dallas Mavericks defeating the New Orleans Hornets last night. What does this mean? Absolutely nothing. Personally, I think the Hornets have been playing far above their abilities and would expect them to level off now.
- It looks like Andre Iguodala’s time in Philadelphia will be ending soon. My sources tell me that he is simply “going through the motions” in the City of Brotherly Love right now and cannot wait to be traded. From what I hear the most likely trade destinations for Iggy is New Orleans, Dallas and Portland.
Top 5 of the Night
- Deron Williams, Utah Jazz: 31 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 1 steal. Williams must have been pumped up by receiving the Player of the Week award today and continue his impressive play.
- Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder: 30 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Durantula got to the line 16 times and made all 16 attempts, while leading his team to victory over the streaking Jazz.
- Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks: 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists. Dirk and the Mavs helped the Hornets taste defeat for the first time this season. Do you think Dirk deserves his own statue?
- Monta Ellis, Golden State Warriors: 27 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. Ellis is continuing to impress everyone with his improved play.
- Eric Gordon, Los Angeles Clippers: 30 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. Gordon continues to shoulder the scoring load with Davis and Kaman out of the lineup.
Fantasy Stud of the Night
As soon as I mention that Kevin Love may end up being a better fantasy option than Dwight Howard, Superman makes me eat my words. Here’s the Big Guy’s line from his game tonight against the Grizzlies:
- 18 points, 14 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots.
Even more impressive was his ability to knock down 8 of 11 free throws. Next thing you know Dwight will start knocking down three-pointers as well.
Dunk of the Night
I scoured through all the games tonight and did not find one impressive dunk, so that affords me the opportunity to pick whatever dunk I want to from a previous game. Here is what I went with:
JaVale McGee makes Kyle Korver look like a little boy as he rips the ball out of his hands and then proceeds to dunk all over him.
Deadbeat of the Day
After making 22 three-pointers on 40 attempts last night against the Lakers, the Suns cooled down…way down. Tonight they only threw up twenty attempts from behind the arc and only made four. A night after nearly breaking the record for most three pointers made in a game, they come back and only knock down four.
This just goes to show that this really is a game of numbers and if you are the Lakers, there is no shame in their defeat last night.
Hilarious Pic of the Day
I am really not sure what is going on here, but I do know that Tim Duncan looks angry and Jason Collins looks like he is really enjoying himself.