L.O.N. — PNC’s Joe Johnson and J-Creezy
And don’t forget… BIG BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-BAYYY!
by Shannon Booher
Line Of The Night:
Joe Johnson — 36 points, 3 boards, 1 assist
Johnson led the Hawks to yet another win over the C’s last night, making it 3 on the year. Although it is worth noting Boston has been far from full strength for the last two of those. Also, while Johnson had the most points, and the better overall game, J-Creezy made several key plays down the stretch. Hopefully those two can continue to coexist peacefully, as they form a lethal clutch combo.
Worst Of The Night:
Your day yesterday, if you are a Milwaukee Bucks fan.
First you find out Michael Redd is out for the year with a 2nd ACL tear in as many years. Damn. Guess it’s Brandon Jennings or bust, on the offensive side of things, now? And once you get done feeling bad for Redd, you cannot feel good about that $18 milli he’s owed next year. Then, just before game time, Scott Skiles had to go to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat. Guess he was worried a little about that offense, as well.
And Detroit, we see you. Milwaukee stole your lowlight today, but you probably will not get away with another one.
Near Larry Bird Of The Night:
LeBron James — 37 points, 11 assists, 8 boards, 4 blocks, 2 steals
That’s two “nears” in a row for Bron-Bron, but this one has the G-State asterisk, of course.
Eat Your Breakfast Of The Night:
If you have ever wondered exactly what sled dogs eat before the Iditarod, now you might be able to get your answer from none other than Udonis Haslem. Last night Carlos “Iditarod” Boozer came down the lane on a fast break, throw a little pass fake to his right, then BOOM! EAT YOUR BREAKFAST! HAVE SOME ALASKAN HUSKY HOTCAKES! AND WASH THAT DOWN WITH SOME MALAMUTE MUSH! Watch out though, Mr. Haslem might be a little salty when you ask him about this topic.
NBA Not-So-Fit Of The Night:
Rasheed Wallace — Out for about a week with a foot injury.
Guess he wasn’t ready to play those big minutes, huh? Geez, ‘Sheed, we shower you with some praise and then you do this to us. With ‘Sheed and KG out, it’s now all about one man, and one many only: BIG BAAAAAAAAAABY!!!!!
Twin Towers Of The Night:
Al Jefferson — 22 points, 15 boards, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
Kevin Love — 20 points, 14 boards, 2 assists
For this game only — a loss to the Nuggets — these numbers really mean nothing. But in the grander scheme of things, seems like these ‘Wolves have something nice going on down low (word to J-Lo). And now there are rumors these guys cannot play together and one or both may be on the trading block? Wow, that better just be a rumor. These guys have barely even played together! Give them a chance! Unless there is something going on behind the scenes to which we are not privy, seems ridiculous that either of these guys names would be mentioned in those clandestine GM phone calls.
The Raptors lost to the hapless Pacers, but Andrea Bargnani with 17 boards? That is encouraging… A.J. Price — GUNNER… Corey Maggette is still a FT beast in obscurity out in G-State. Last night — 17-18 from the stripe… Randolph Morris doing the Tony Yayo/Tim Thomas from the Hawks’ bench is hilarious… Defend and rebound, defend protect the paint… And one more time for posterity’s sake — BIG BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABAYYYYYY!!!!!!!