By Sam Rubenstein

The other day I was talking to a Nets fan friend of mine, and he was whining a little bit. I said hey it could be worse you could be a Knicks fan. But after further review, let’s just not mention either team. Sorry John Salmons, your career game, 31 and 7 on 13 of 18 doesn’t get you Player of the D.A.Y. Blame the Nets for that. Rough times in the tri-state. Very unfortunate that MSG and the IZOD center are the two closest NBA arenas to the office.

Toronto got by the Clippers, as Chris Bosh had 22 and 9 doing most of his damage from the free throw line. But I’m giving it to Lamar Odom who had 17 and 16 for the Lakers in Chicago, as Kobe’s groin was bothering him and the “Ooooh he could have been playing there” talk came and went. I think we’ve crossed the over saturation line on all-Kobe all the time as the instant fire starter. Guess we’ll have to come up with something else.

Alright, Detroit at Boston tonight. If the Pistons can pull it off that means the Celtics 3 losses would be to Detroit, Orlando, and Cleveland. Which could mean something. We’ll see…