Links: The Dirty 30
Yes they can! The Lake Show returns to prime time with a big win.
First of all, happy holla-days to everyone out there. It’s late the night after Christmas, and I’m here at the computer, typing away. And what a Christmas Day it was, with a collection of great games. The main event, Boston and L.A., tipped in L.A.’s favor. This doesn’t mean the Lakers are suddenly absolved from losing in the NBA Finals, but it should provide some measure of relief and, perhaps, revenge for the Lake Show.
Before we get Dirty, one more thing I wanted to mention, mostly in response to some of the comments from week to week: I rank these teams using a combination of criteria, including record, head-to-head, who’s hot, etc. But the overriding criteria in my mind is this: If I was an NBA head coach, which team would I least want to face in a game tonight? That’s my eternal question. What follows is my answer, at least for this week.
(And yes, I am totally slacking on a comment for each team this week. I will say this, though: You lose 13 games in a row, you get the bottom spot. Merry Christmas!)
|1.||2.||Los Angeles Lakers||24-5|
|5.||7.||San Antonio Spurs||19-10|
|9.||5.||New Orleans Hornets||16-9|
|16.||15.||New Jersey Nets||14-14|
|20.||16.||New York Knicks||11-16|
|25.||25.||Los Angeles Clippers||8-20|
|26.||26.||Golden State Warriors||8-22|
|29.||30.||Oklahoma City Thunder||3-26|