- The Lakers lost again…for the fourth straight time. No, the wheels are not falling off – everything is fine.
- The Cavaliers have launched a full-blown investigation into whether or not Pat Riley and the Miami Heat tampered with LeBron James prior to the free agency period this past summer. I agree with Dan Gilbert going forward with this investigation – if your players were tampered with, then you have a right to be upset and there should be repercussions.
- Carmelo Anthony is the league’s leader in….technical fouls. Melo picked up another last night during the Nuggets game against the Bucks. Anthony has already picked up seven technical fouls this season. Once a player picks up 16 Ts, they are suspended for one game. If Melo continues on this current pace, he will amass 34 technicals. Keep it up Melo.
Top 5 of the Night
- Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder: 38 points, 15 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals. Sure, it took triple overtime to achieve this line, but very impressive none-the-less.
- Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers: 31 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot. Be sure to check out his highlight reel he put together against the Spurs last night.
- Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics: 28 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. The Inglewood Kid dominated the Trail Blazers last night.
- Deron Williams, Utah Jazz: 24 points, 3 rebounds, 16 assists and 2 steals. D Will picked up his 185th double-double of his career. Williams is the best point guard in the league right now.
- Jordan Farmar, New Jersey Nets: 28 points, 1 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals. I never thought that Farmar would ever make his way onto this list. Congrats Jordan!
Fantasy Stud of the Night
No contest here – Russell Westbrook was a monster last night, so he gets double recognition today. Here is the line, again:
- 38 points, 15 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals.
Westbrook is showing that he can definitely shoulder the load when Durant is out of the lineup. The Thunder had better start socking away some do-re-mi, because Westbrook will be due a MASSIVE payday in two years.
Dunk of the Night
I cannot give it to Blake Griffin, since we already dedicated an entire post to his show from last night. Luckily, there was another impressive dunk from last night, courtesy of J.R. Smith. Watch him throw it down against the Bucks last night.
Deadbeat of the Day
Tony Parker met with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Eva Longoria, prior to playing against the Los Angeles Clippers. Maybe that affected his play and the reason behind this line:
- 2 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal.
No one thought that Baron Davis would outshine Tony Parker tonight, especially since Davis was playing in his first game in over three weeks and he came off the bench. I suspect that the lingering Parker-Longoria divorce will be a huge distraction for Parker and the Spurs.
Hilarious Pic of the Day
Did someone say “awkward”?