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Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 9:01 am  |  109 responses

Post Up: Bulls Break Cavs

Love for undrafted rookies and DWill’s passing.

by Holly MacKenzie/@stackmack

How do you know when your body is actually getting rundown and you can’t just brush it off anymore? When you go to the pharmacy and come out with more soup, tea and popsicles than you can carry. Yes, your girl is feeling a bit under the weather. Good thing the Raptors are out of town for  three-game road trip, giving me some time to catch up on sleep.

I was thinking about the NBA lifestyle today. While it must be amazing to get paid like that and never have to worry about finances (assuming, of course, you’ve got the right people in control of that sort of stuff), and while the parties and hookups and connections must be fun, the aspect that appeals to me most –besides just getting to immerse yourself in basketball every single day, which I thankfully sort of do myself–? Napping.

Seriously. Isn’t anything sweeter than an afternoon/early evening nap, especially when it’s dark outside at 5:30 p.m. and it’s starting to get cold as Winter is looming. I took one today, shut out the world and it was lovely. Of course, I also emailed while still a little groggy and signed myself up to liveblog Nuggets/Heat tomorrow at the same time that the Raps are playing in NO.

This is why you don’t use your Blackberry when not fully awake.

Naps everyday? Imagine. That’s the life.

Because I’m a little bit worn down, I’ve been watching the two games tonight, but I didn’t really take much in. The Bulls managed to grab a huge win in their young season by taking down the Cavs in Cleveland, hanging on for the 86-85 victory as LeBron James shockingly didn’t get a call on his drive to the hoop with 3.2 seconds remaining. While he finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists, his team lost despite all five starters finishing in double figures. The loss was the Cavs second at home already this season, equaling their regular-season total from last year.

Derrick Rose continues to look better and better with each game, after he missed the preseason with that foot injury. He finished with 14 points and 11 assists and Luol Deng added 15.

13 rebounds and 12 points for Anderson Varejao, but Mo Williams was just 4-of-13 from the floor, including an awful attempt at going glass that resulted in hitting only glass in the final minute. Shaquille O’Neal finished with 14 points to go with 10 rebounds in the loss.

In Utah, the Jazz jumped on the Spurs early and went on to the 113-99 victory in a game that never really felt close in the second half. The story of the game –in my opinion– was undrafted rookie Wesley Matthews who finished with 12 points in his 23 minutes of play. That’s got to feel good. I love surprise stories and rookies. Undrafted surprise rookies? That’s almost too good to be true.

Deron Williams was DWIll, filling up the stats sheet with 27 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Carlos Boozer also had 27 points, to go with his 14 rebounds as the Jazz had six players reach double-figures.

Tim Duncan led the way for the Spurs, finishing with 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. Tony Parker scored 21 and rookie DeJuan Blair had 14 points and nine boards in just 21 minutes of play.

You all ready for the hype tonight? Bron in NYC. Get ready. Pesonally I just want to see the Raptors play New Orleans. And also, Melo against Dwyane, of course.

And, I almost typed LeBron Wade. It is time for me to go to bed. Imagine the superhuman that would be, though?

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  • Squirrel7

    Didn’t Lebron say the Cavs would win 70 this year?

  • http://www.twitter.com/NotebookNick thesubwayconnection

    Melo v. Dwyane should be the match of the night.

  • German Reignman

    70 Wins Including the playoffs

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Watch out for that H1N1, Holly. It’s getting pretty bad here.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    The Bulls are showing that last season’s playoff run against the Celts wasn’t a fluke.

  • Squirrel7

    The way they’re going, will they make the playoffs?! Just playin’, obviously they’ll be there, but for a team aspiring to win 70 regular season games, their start has been pretty amusing.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    Cavs are not impressing me right now. Lebron is doing his thing but Mo looks like he is going through some things and Delonte is…….delonte. play wit it.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    The Cavs can still win 60 easily, just by vacillating between 1.) letting Lebron do his solo thing, and 2.) realizing they have Shaq and throwing the ball to him every other game. The playoffs are another matter altogether…

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    If I’m orlando or boston I’m not afraid of the cavs at all, meanwhile I’m striking fear into the hearts of the lakers who also look sluggish. The difference is the lakers are going to get an all star power foward back in a short time and the cavs are going to get…nothing. This is the team.

  • Squirrel7

    Are they still sniffing around Cap’n Jack? As if one horrendously streaky shooter (Mo) isn’t enough…….

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I can’t really explain why the Cavs don’t have Bron leak out more on the break. You don’t really need 5 guys for a primary break, Andy can run up frot and you can have Shaq trailing the break as the 2nd big. I can’t really explain why Shaq and Z would ever be on the floor at the same time. I can’t really explain why Jamario Moon gets zero minutes against long wings like Salmons and Deng. I thought that was why they brought him in. I can’t explain why we have not seen a West/Parker/Moon/Bron/AV line up yet (best defensive and most athletic line-up). There are lots of things that Mike Brown do that I can’t explain.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    Melo and Wade are getting buckets tonight. play wit it.

  • http://www.paidtosave.info Kristopher Hollie

    The class of the East is clearly Boston and Orlando, as it was last year, but don’t sleep on the other team that made the Western Conference Finals last year, the Denver Nuggets. I highly doubt they’ll fold like they did last year with those inbound plays against the Lakers, especially with a full training camp with all their pieces and an explosive and surprising Ty Lawson.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    great W for Chicago, I think even them didnt bealive it was possible, but since the Cavs didnt pull away and Lebron played 5 minutes in the 4th quarter…congrats to them! also; CAN I GET AN ALELLUIA FOR THE NO CALL ON BRON!!???Deng defended him well with the other Varejao in the weakside, got to love how Noah lives ever game…Booz was hiting every tough shot and D Will will finaly be an All Star this year, hope B “The Natural” Roy keeps improving and gets his third though…

  • Squirrel7

    Z, can you explain how/why he’s an NBA coach? I doubt it.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Bryan, I’ll be SHOCKED if the Cavs don’t do something by the deadline. Z’s expiring contract will be a hot commodity and they’ve been talking about Jax for way too long. Gilbert is never afraid to pull the trigger. So, yeah, the Cavs will be different by the end of the year. / Mo is not a streaky shooter, he’s an excellent shooter. That’s what he’s been doing ever since he got to the L. A stretch of bad games doesn’t make you ‘streaky’. / Has a contender ever fired its coach DURING the season?

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    BTW, that was a good no-call. They should actually be more consistent with it and give bigs a chance to protect the rim. I can see why Bron was shocked since that’s the call that superstars wings get at the end of games. He really just lost the ball.

  • Squirrel7

    Excellent shooter? Last year’s playoffs beg to differ……

    Personally I think Mo is streaky as hell in general, I remember having him on my fantasy team a few years ago, one game he’d scored 25 and 12, then for the next 4 he’d never manage more than 12 and 4.

  • funkdoc

    I normally don’t agree when Lebron gets the call late in the game, but Lebron definitely got fouled last game. Noah’s arms may not have hit Lebron, but the rest of his body bumped his way to the basket. No question.

  • kev

    mike brown is such a horribly clueless coach

  • CSP8

    The Cavs seem to be in preseason mode, still trying to figure their offense out and Lebron really not turning it on like he did all year last year. If he was in for more than half of the 4th quarter and played with energy then im pretty sure they would’ve got the W last night, but I think they aren’t chasing any regular season achievements just trying to figure out a consistent system.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    No foul.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Why exactly are the Knicks getting a nationally televised game? Pistons/Magic, Nuggets/Heat, Suns/Celtics are all better games in that early timeslot.

  • ClydeSays

    If you throw yourself into a defender, is that a foul? Because that’s what happened on that play. Deng was more likely to cause contact since he was running alongside LeKing.

    Nice work by the Bulls hanging in down the stretch.

  • KRIS

    Terrible shot selection from Mo, good shooting from the Bulls in the end. Lebron’s drive to the basket thats a no call honestly and I’m a Lebron fan.Hard to believe Cavs are 3-3, 0-2 at home.

  • http://yahoo.com big. O

    The heat look much better than we thought they would! The Cavs made a big mistake by picking up Shaq! Should they have learn that from watching the suns last year? Bron is leaving after the season end

  • http://yahoo.com big. O

    The heat look much better than we thought they would! The Cavs made a big mistake by picking up Shaq! Should they have learn that from watching the suns last year? Bron is leaving after the season end

  • backboard

    just one thing: lebron, in the first quarter with about 2 min to go, made 3 steps before dribbling and about 4 – 5 steps after picking up his dribbling. He got fouled in the process and made the basket. And One. It was quiet ridiculous, could be easily seen in real time and slow mo made it painfully clear. When i can see such a blatant travel from my couch at home why can´t three NBA refs! That was really sad!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Bad shot selection by Mo. Bron was dominating the ball alot, now he is not dominating it enough.

    I agree with Z, good no call. Bron’s first no call maybe? It was nice to see Deng play really good D.

    Nuggets/Heat should be a great game.

  • KRIS

    2-2 at home* my bad.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Backboard… I watched that travel, it was bad. But they have basically made it possible for it to happen. Bron is the second best player in the game… number one best traveller. And I am not talking about travelling to the West Indie’s. He does it almost once/twice a game, but they changed the rules for the way he does it. Get use to it homie.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    That Jazz offense was clicking… Points off Inbounds plays, pick & pops/rolls/fades…. D-Will got to any point of the court he wanted when he decided to. Hill & TP got owned. Was a thing of beauty. Also great to see that TD hasn’t forgotten how to whine and staredown the refs on every non call. Whew, i thought i was gonna have to start liking the Spurs. Thank gawd for TD’s whineyface.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    James: so basically, blame it on Bron whenever they lose a game, then? They could have easily called a blocking foul on Deng on the ground, though. Noah didn’t foul him in the air. / Bron hasn’t taken 20 shots for the last 5 games. That’s not enough. The passion doesn’t really seem to be there, it’s kinda weird. I can live with the Cavs losing and Bron going down swinging like vs Boston in the opener. But losing to the Bulls on your home floor and you put up a measly 25?

  • Hoodsnake

    Gonna be nice to see the see the old suns run ‘n gun against the celts old bigs

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    lol @ Darks

  • backboard

    haha, no, i refuse to get used to it. I know they changed the rules, and the 3 steps before the dribble i dont care about. But the 4 – 5 steps after, that sh.. bugs me. I mean, he got fouled, ok. Give him the ball on the side, make him shoot two, but dont allow the continuation when he takes that many steps. Thats just fukking wrong!
    Ps: Hi Dark, alter Freund!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Naw, Bron played great. But I think Mike Brown is going from one extreme to the other. Bron should basically lead/coach the team from now on.

    I agree with that too. Bron seems to have no flare… but not one player on the Cavs does. They look out of place, lost.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Ciao, backboard, “alter” Kumpel. Na, alles klar?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    When you guys come to this page, does a big ad cover the screen that you have to close? lol. SLAM… ya’ll are killin’ me with these ad’s. Fake Jordan’s/Dietary ad’s/Now ad’s that cover the screen when I come here… wtf?

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Ray Allen posted a tweet yesterday saying how he was preparing for the trackmeet against Phoenix. Somehow loved that… a lot.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Tad I don’t know why either but ill take it : )

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Nope, no popups James the Lak…i mean Baller.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Hmm… I am getting a giant add for ESPN. The one that is on the side up top!! Weird.
    And I don’t mind being called laker lol.

  • Squirrel7

    James, I’m getting that ad too. On the iPhone it seems to be impossible to get rid off, which is particularly annoying. Let’s hope my employers don’t realize that I just resort to using my work PC when that happens!

  • knock knock

    I KNOW everyone saw lebron straight up jump sideways into Noah looking for the foul. ANYONE SEE HIS FACE AFTERWARDS??? Hilarious, he was pissed the ref’s din’t give the king his “ring”. LMAO.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Just checking. Maybe if Is tarted signing up for all the ads around the SLAM webiste they will go away. Is that how it works?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    O and Holly, you mentioned TD’s 3 blocks, but I think Shaq had 5 or 6!!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    If the Cavs don’t shape up soon they are going to have a dog fight with Atlanta for that third spot in the East.

  • backboard

    E-Z Darkster. Gotta go to work now. Armes ICH!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    @Knock knock… Bron was getting a ring last night? SH!T, I didn’t even know.

  • http://www.theonion.com/content/news/staten_island_historians_piece Lee

    The Cavs depress me.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Cosign allenp.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Allen: No they won’t. They’ll win the central regardless.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Z is right … the Cavs last year were 1-2 at the start of the season. They finished with a pretty good record. Don’t count out the Cavs, nor the Lebron just yet!!!

    If they are playing .500 ball in 20 games then we can start talking about trade rumors!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    It’s like 5 games into the season, the Cavs will be fine. They’re still at the very worst the 3rd best team in the east. They’re just adjusting to new personel and trying to play with an absolutely horrible coach. Bron by himself is good for a 50 win season though. Last year the Cavs seemed alot more unified and excited to play though. There just doesn’t appear to be any heart in thier play. Mo doesn’t look like the same player as last year either…I wonder if the playoffs messed with his confidence.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    What I meant was that the first of each division is assured of getting one of the top 3 seeds regardless. But still… the Hawks? Cmon. Let’s see if they have a better record by Xmas. / The loss to Orlando kind of killed the loosey-goosey attitude that they had last year. Let’s face it: there’s one all-star on that team. Part of the reason why they were so good last year was that they enjoyed being together and that chemistry translated to the court. The pre-game routines, the handshakes, the whole bench jumping up and down after every highlight… that was who they were. The fun/swag is gone for some reason. Still way early though.

  • SLAM’sFAN

    LeBron Wade,lol – that’d be the best baller ever created haha

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    My comment wasn’t about the Cavs, it was about Atlanta.
    Has anybody watched Atlanta this season?
    They are getting after it on defense for real. Crawford not only provides them with a more reliable scoring punch of the bench (and he can carry that second unit in scoring against almost everybody), plus he might be the best passer on the team.
    They upgraded tremendously from Flip Murray, they are pushing the tempo and their defense has improved. And Al Horford is hitting jumpers.
    I like Atlanta, they are a fun team to watch, and I think they will continue to have success during the season while Cleveland is going to need a while to figure things out.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    @Z: Hey man, I’m not trying to be be funny here, but didn’t I say that Bron should get out on the break more a few days back, to which you sorta disagreed? You commented earlier today that he should “leak out more on the break” – but doesn’t that necessarily mean he should… crash the defensive boards less? Again, not trying to be snarky here – just clarifying a point – because I don’t think you can do both 1.) leak out on the break more, and 2.) crash the defensive boards more.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Z summed it up. But everyone who watches basketball should see that. Funny too, because everyone was saying Shaq and Bron would be making some crazy pre-game shows.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LeBron needs to shoot more. Period. He needs to go on scoring rampages to save his team–its not even an option now. The Cavaliers aren’t giving him the help he needs.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Well Bron should be breaking. Shaq and varajbiotch get the boards, hit west, who then hits Bron. But Bron likes his defensive rebounds, and he likes carrying the ball up the floor!!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Allenp: The Hawks are always slept on. Jamal Crawford is the truth, but he’s also always slept on.
    The Hawks have a real shot at topping Cleveland in the second round this year.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Allenp , I like the hawks right too and hopefully crawford found his role because it was hell watching him shoot 3 for 19 every other game when he played for the knicks. F*cking hate that guy.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Sorry guys, but someone needs to say it.
    Kobe Bryant is having a better season than LeBron James–at least up until now.
    Hmm…………………

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    @Teddy: Playing the devil’s advocate here, but… if Lebron shoots more, who’s the playmaker? Imagine if he had a “pure” pg on his team, like say a Rondo or Calderon, and he could be on attack mode all game long.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Imagine if Kobe played with a true pg. Actually it would only make a small contrubution, the triangle let’s everyone get they’re 3/4 assist’s.

    Kobe is having a great season. But he is leading the league is scoring from the help of two overtime’s lol. Kobe is my boy, and I am hoping he leads the league in scoring/MVP. We will know halfway through the season when things get going, who will be where.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Last year the Cavs played like they knew they were going to win a championship (until they played Orlando), this year, thier confidence appears to be shaken a bit.

  • vtrobot

    the bulls are playing pretty well now, but the C’s/bulls game at the start of this season showed that the bulls run last playoffs WAS a fluke. i’d give them 1 game against the C’s this year. great no-call on AV.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    It’s 12:!5 and I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck. That is all.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Joel, Shaw Marion. Shawn Marion, Joel.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Teddy, 6 games have been played. Carmelo Anthony was the best player in the universe 3 days ago.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I’m not as high on the Hawks as some of you are. It’s the same damn team. Crawford is slightly better than Flip but they do the same things and they are very, very streaky. They still don’t run any sets and take turns going 1vs5 on dribble-drives. Cleveland is figuring things out right now but lets not forget that they annihilated the exact same Hawks team last year in the playoffs by 20 points a game. Which was quite misleading because it wasn’t even THAT close. Crawford makes it what? 4-1 instead of 4-0? Maybe?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Spaceship Jay

    You know, a cycle of thought continues to roll through my mind… Every couple of months or so I ask why (or what)Lebron is better than Wade. I get somewhat logical explenations from a couple of you guys, and then I am content for the time being. The cycle has run through, and I feel imposed to ask the question (or make the statement)once again. Lebron is better than Wade? GTFOH. How and Why?

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Man, look at what LeBron and Kobe did in the fourth quarter of close games this week.
    Kobe: calmy posts up whomever, fadeway.
    LeBron: barrells down the lane for the 9000th time with one ear tuned to the whistle.
    Makes me a sad panda that it’ll be a long time before Bron does something other than 1-on-5 in clutch situations.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Anton hits the nail on the head.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    hahaha everyone go to nba.com, and check the MVP race. Pierce is in second lol. Ariza is ahead of Bron. That is hilarious.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Frank Hughes is drunk.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Z I hate jamal crawford, but he’s a lot more than slightly better than flip murray . And the hawks might be the same team, I sure don’t think so horford has improved a lot and crawford is a giant upgrade over flip , but the cavs are not the same and right now they appear worse than they were last year. Lebron is enough to win them 50 or 60 regular season games but in the playoffs there is no way in hell the cavs can compete with the celtics if healthy or orlando period. And the hawks will give them a run too if they don’t figure out an offensive scheme.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Wacky NBA season already, IF Kobe keeps theis up he should get MVP, and Lebron needs to let his point guard get the assists and he needs to post up more and run the lane more for easy buckets. Funny how ESPN had the video game Lebron, talking about how to stop him, but they lost. ESPN is funny, the anchors were like no call, the refs know its Lebron, but the saddest part for all these Lebron fans is him looking for the call, when all Lebron had to do was stop on a dime and shoot a jumper, he is 6-8. Lebron go hire Hakeem and Mark Price–PLEASE!!!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Spaceship Jay, I have told people up here Wade is better all around player and will have the better career, when its all said and done. I really would take Wade over Lebron for my team next year. People continue to laugh at me, but Wade is a better all around player, closest to Kobe in the league.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Bryan
    Co-sign to the fullest.
    Calling Jamal Crawford a slight upgrade over Flip Murray is damn near blasphemous. Seriously, streaky or not, Jamal Crawford eats Flip Murray’s lunch eight days a week. Plus, Crawford can actually pass, and doesn’t mind doing it. Flip was a horrible passer and horrible at getting players the ball in the right spot.
    With Crawford, Bibby and Johnson, the Hawks have three cats who can make good decisions on the pick and roll, or can spot up and knock down open shots.
    Remind me again of which offensive play the Cavs have had the most difficulty defending over the past two years?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    I just wished that every time the Cavs lost the PA system played Empire State of Mind. Or his jersey would slowly start to turn more blue and orange. Or he’d start to toss apples instead of chalk. You know, subtleties.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Shawn Marion?

  • http://thacorner.net/forums/ Kevin

    Speaking of the Cavs, have y’all heard the rumor that Shaq is laying the pipe on Gilbert Arenas fiancee? LMAO

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    ^what?! details are needed

  • http://thacorner.net/forums/ Kevin

    Yea my reaction exactly lol, here’s the link to the story. It got alleged text messages between the two

    http://blacksportsonline.com/home/index.php/2009/11/shaqs-pimp-focus-is-strong-sleeping-with-gilbert-arenas-fiance-we-got-emails/

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Joel O: you said that you can’t grab boards and leak out on breaks. I introduced you to Shawn Marion / Oh, come on guys. He lost the ball, that’s it. He had the step on Deng and that’s a finish he routinely makes. He didn’t barrel down the lane, the decision to drive was sound. If he had taken a jumper and missed the usual suspects (james the balla, the seed) would have said ”why you’re not going to the hole, you’re 6-9/260”

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Crawford vs Flip is a trivial debate. Yeah Crawford is better. By a lot if you want to. Hawks had 2 players that could run the pick n roll and now they have added another one off the bench. Big freaking deal. Are we talking about the same Crawford who has a hard time shooting over 40% from the field? That’s the difference between getting swept by a margin of 20 pts a game and a playoffs series? Please. Cleveland is nowhere near Boston and Orlando as of now, Nov 6 but gimme a break with the Hawks.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Am I the only one that finds it funny that people are talking about MVP candidates and saying that X has DEFINITELY surpasseds Y one week into the season? Yes? Alrigh then. People are reading A LOT into 5-6 games.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Spaceship Jay

    Lol @ Myles Brown. So again, what is it that would make one say, “yeah, Lebron’s got the edge over Wade, cause Wade cant___________. Or___________. And he’s much better than Wade at__________. And he’s done___________, when Wade has only_____________.” As far as I can see the only thing that was driving Lebron over Wade was incosistentncy with taking care of himself off the court (causing injuries) and a lame sneaker deal (causing little to no real publicity).

  • http://www.utjazzblog.com Utah Jazz Blog

    Jazz looked awesome against the Spurs last night. This is the first game this year that they have played well for a full 48-minutes. I would have been on suidice watch if they had another 4th quarter meltdown.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I can’t be the only one to read the dek and think “Deron Williams died?”

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    You’re right z it means nothing.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    @Z: Hmm. Good point, since that’s about ALL he does except shoot chest shots.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Early-season records only matter when they’re good, everyone knows that.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Also—as of right now, at least: Jamal Crawford > Mo Williams.

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Haha that’s awesome, Shaq daddy getting back in the ho stealing game. I blame Phoenix for revitalizing his body AND mind.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Sheeeeeet. As of right now: Montel Williams > Mo Williams.

  • Diesel

    Lebron might not have got the foul call, but he got a 3 point gift when they gave him and and1 on his travel, so I don’t want to hear any sh*t about the refs blowing the game for them.

  • Diesel

    Lebron might not have got the foul call, but he got a 3 point gift when they gave him and and1 on his travel, so I don’t want to hear any sh*t about the refs blowing the game for them.

  • boogster

    Co-sign Allenp AND an addition. J Smoove has what it takes to win, right now I dare say he`s the only one who can square up against Lebron.

  • boogster

    and as of now me>Mo Williams

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    While others prefer to behave as if only two players in the League are capable of something, i bask in the glow of two very well played games in 2 nights. After the clinic that was Jazz vs. spurs, tonight the Suns went to Boston and totally astounded me. That game was fantastic. Richardson, Nash, Amare, Dudley, Frye, Amundsen & Dragic (yes in exactly that order) took it straight to the C’s and won. GREAT execution on both sides, some hiccups with the C’s bench players and Sheed never ceases to astound me. In the 3rd Rasheed reverted to Portland Sheed hitting a low post fadeaway, an up and under layup and a short banker. Easily… In the flow of the offense, to keep C’s close. So after a brief altercation w. Amare (sic), what does bald patch decide to do in the 4th? Shoot (and miss) three 3′s, all pretty much forced. This while KG was eating up the suns bigs all night long and Ray had just jammed the ball on Phoenix like it was 1999, THEN hit a late 3 to get em close…. Sheed, you needs to chiiill.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Suns will dominate this season – this was a mere glimpse of the awesomeness. GHill is back to 1998 version. Amare’s confidence and timing are up to 94% or so (if you hae to number it…) and Nash is Nash. I’m switching to Almond milk and am off red meat as of tomorrow!?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Mo Williams is garbage right now. Hot garbage too at times.
    I really like the way the Celtics are playing, and the Bulls are getting better too. Brad Miller has played great in the 3 games I’ve seen of them this season. I’m waiting for Rose to get to 100%, he’s probably only around 75-80% fully healthy atm.
    Funny to see that the Rockets now have a National T.V game on (my) Wednesday against the Mavericks. Darks-you’ve been warned.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Hursty: Josh Howard is back for Dallas, YOU’VE been warned! Hehe

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    http://money.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=920945
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    CHeck this article out guys – finally proof that the draft wastes it’s time on “project” 7 footers.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    I’m hoping for a big game from Josh if he plays Darks. Dude has been riding the pine all season, and in doing so, killing my fantasy team haha.
    See how Chuck Hayes/Dirk sort each-other out, should be an interesting match-up.

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