by Shannon Booher
Line Of The Night:
Pau Gasol — 34 points, 6 boards, 3 assists
Lakers. 8-1. Sickly talented. Deal with it.
Near Triple-Double Of The Night:
Stephen Jackson — 20 points, 8 boards, 8 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
This is a nice line with a couple skeletons in the closet. Those would be 5-18 shooting and 5 turnovers! The Warriors won though, so all is forgiven. The real issue is whether or not we should give in and enjoy this Anthony Morrow young’n? The shot is sweet… but will Nellie soon bury him on the bench with no remorse? Or is this a real breakout?
Near Beast Of The Night:
Troy Murphy — 19 boards, 10 points, 4 assists, 1 steal
With Murph grabbing 19 Rodmans (yeah, we’re some old heads), and Rasho Nesterovic dropping a ridic 21 points, 7 boards, 5 dimes, 3 blocks and 2 steals line, you might have predicted that the Hawks’ big man Al Horford left this one early on, with an ankle injury. After this, their 4th straight L, looks like the wheels are falling in the A-T-L both literally (Al and Josh Smith out with ankle/foot injuries) and figuratively. Y’all better keep some security ’round the players lot.
Chris Bosh — 40 points, 18 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Battle? Chris Bosh. War? Dwight Howard and the Magic.
Rookie Of The Night:
Greg Oden — 22 points, 10 boards, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal
Now that’s how you do it like a G O!
NBA-Tinged Lyrics Of The Night:
“Magic City Monday, yes she the-yere/Trying to catch a number of a couple more players/One from the Hawks and, one from the Braves and/the NBA types she want nothing but athletes”
That’s from Killer Mike’s “Delilah”, part of his Sunday Morning Massacre series. Question… the young lady he’s talking about… is she on her way to a different city as a result of this losing streak?
Brian Scalabrine for mayor. But really, why is USC home of the red-headed male? Do they have a scholarship program? A research project? What?… LeBron James, youngest player to 11,000 career points… Also youngest player to be “good friends” with a Hip-Hop mogul that happens to be a part owner of a team in arguably the most important market for the league… Tyler Zeller was probably cursed the second he stepped inside Chapel Hill city limits. Dude looks just like Duke’s mascot!…