Sunday, November 21st, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  25 responses

Post Up: Rudy Gay, All Day

And Blake Griffin dunks on your soul.

Grizzlies 97, Heat 95

As I was watching the excellent games from the previous few nights in the league, I knew the NBA was off to a great start but couldn’t help miss the game-winners that were a staple by this time last season (c’mon Kob, don’t make it look like you were playing for that contract last year!). After a few texts, no one felt like stepping up to the plate, except for one person:

Russell Westbrook: “Naw man, I gotta run this team on the safe side with no KD.”

Ginobili: “-This is an automatic response from the Spurs organization. We thank you for your interest but unfortunately cannot value your request for a game-winning shot, which would violate our non-excitement clause.-”


Rudy Gay: “Why not? It’s not like I got anything better to do.”

Courtesy of Doc Funk BlogWithout Wade, the Heat seemed to be making all the right plays to steal a win over the Grizzlies. And when your $111 million dollar man is being man-handled by Zach Randolph in every way imaginable, stealing is the correct term. Randolph had 21 points and 13 rebounds and made key rebounds and a block on #6 to keep his team afloat. Bosh magically re-appeared in the 4th quarter and banked in a three-pointer then House stripped Rudy, eventually tying up the game. LeBron “don’t call me a PG because I don’t like the responsibility” James had 29 points and distributed his way to 11 assists. With 5.5 seconds left and reeling from a costly turnover, Gay dribbles up the key, goes right and fades away from James for the win….GOT IT!

I have to admit, I was thinking that the Grizz don’t get a quality look and that Eddie House takes yet another game-altering shot the Heat. Adding injury to insult, Udonis Haslem went down in the 3rd quarter and sources say that he may have a possible torn ligament in his ankle and a dislocated toe. I’m not saying the Heat are in trouble, but ESPN’s usually-optimistic “Heat Index” is currently at “OK Don’t Panic, Juwan Howard Will Step Up, Right?!”

Cavaliers 92, Spurs 116

The Spurs make it a league-best 10 straight wins as they beat the Cavaliers thanks to Tony Parker (19 points, 9 assists) and Tiago Splitter (he does exist!) adding 18 points off the  bench. Mo Williams led the Cavs with 21 points and 6 assists and JJ Hickson led the team in dropped balls due to stone hands. At this point last season, the Spurs were 6-6 as Popovich and company are emphasizing a strong early spark which will put them in a better position to grab home court advantage for the playoffs. This is a tough call, but I’m making it: One…more…run. Unless the Hornets grow a few inches across the board, the Spurs take the Lakers to 7 games in the WCF amid some controversial calls.

Nets 103, Nuggets 107

I’m not going to lie, fam – not much to see here. Disgruntled employee #15, the artist formerly known as Carmelo Anthony, scored 28 points to show the Nuggets what they’ll be missing once he’s gone. Nene Hilario (I wonder if he has a good sense of humor) backed him up with 22 points and 8 rebounds to beat the Nets. Brook Lopez had 20 points and 8 rebounds for the Nets but they could not capitalize on their late comeback, flirting with a 2-point game before deciding the extra effort was just not worth it.

Jazz 103, Blazers 94

Sparked by C.J Miles’ 25 bench point points, the Jazz rallied past the Blazers in yet another 4th quarter comeback. Trailing the game early until the middle of the 4th, Miles kept making it rain and gave his team a two point lead before deciding to hit three more treys. LaMarcus Aldridge (24 points, 11 rebounds) hit a jumper to cut the lead to two but Utah’s comeback machine went on an 11-2 run that iced the game. Portland was without Brandon Roy for the second straight game and his backup Wes Matthews couldn’t put together any semblance of a revenge game against his former employer, finishing with 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting. After seeing the initial All-Star ballot, why is Paul Millsap left out? Meanwhile, I fully expect Yao to get somewhere between 6 and 9 billion votes.


“Check My $tats” of the night: Blake Griffin – 44 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 block. ROY lockdown.

Separated at birth of the day: Scott Brooks and Liam Neeson.

Unfortunately, this is the highlight of the Knicks’ season so far. Fortunately for us, it’s hilarious.

K-Love explains why Beasley yells at rookies.

Check back tomorrow as Adam’s got you covered, including the Lakers/Warriors game tonight.

I’m out like the Knicks’ manhood.

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  • ShadiestBen

    You put Blake Griffin with Steve Nash and he would get Amare before surgery in the play-offs V the Spurs type numbers.

  • ShadiestBen

    Randolph had his way with Bosh in the 4th quarter, I know Jtaylor is going to be on here at some point talking about that. Also Beasley is going to light Durant up tomorrow night if he plays. No one in the L can score as effortlessly as Beas. He reminds me of a young T-Mac in the way he makes it look so easy.


    What a dunk fest by BOTH the Knicks and the Clippers last night, HOWEVER, only one team is WINNING and GRINNING, and that team is the Knicks baby!!! lol


    Those pesky Clippers fell to 1-13 last night, but boy that Blake Griffin sure can dunk!

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Shout out to blake and steve jackson, trip dub!! Anton, u dont say who wins la vs sa wcf. Im riddin with my spurs

  • http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/ Anthony

    I like your comment about my Spurs Anton, even if it’s a bit too soon. We dont wanna go too high too fast.

  • JTaylor21

    ZBO abused Chris Posh Spice more than she abuses animal skin.

  • Jer Dawg

    Okay, NY gets the W and LA takes the L, but we hope you get nightmares from the Slam of the Month AND SLAM UP posters all in the same month from one of the future issues. SLAM, I know you guys are from NYC, but show LA Clippers some love! Griffin/Gordon is due for a cover shot, actually scratch that, we don’t need the jinx. hahaha

  • reflex

    Also, can we get a free Griffin going? He’s not even beasting, he took it to a whole new level. No coincidence that a lot of guys are having/have had career nights against the Knicks.

  • reflex

    *free Griffin campaign

  • Harrell

    Well, Rudy Gay looks like a sound investment

  • http://www.sweetnsalt.net LexaB

    Can anyone enlighten me about one thing ? When will Griffin’s rookie contract end ? I mean : does that year off because of injury count as one year on that contract ? Yeah, clearly, I want to see that dunkin’ beast in a real playoffs contender…

  • http://www.sweetnsalt.net LexaB

    And I wouldn’t count John Wall out of that ROY race yet. Yeah, BG is an absolute beast, a physical phenom who’s gonna earn his way in every reels for long years to come, but I think my man Wall’s potential can give us really special things this year…

  • http://www.sweetnsalt.net LexaB

    *every “highlight” reels

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    @LexaB – Each rookie contract is for three years with a team option for a fourth. For a fourth season, the team must exercise the option by October 31st following the second season. To answer your question, Blake’s injured year still counts (as did Oden’s seasons) so he’d still need to pay at least another season worth of dues to the Clippers. However, the Clips will probably pick up the team option next season, which will keep him there for yet another year. Assuming that there is no lockout, Griffin is likely to see free agency in 2013. Depressing, I know. On the plus side, I believe Chris Paul is free that summer too so we can still dream.

  • JalepinoSausage

    We have officially started trade Blake Griffin for Chris Bosh campain !!! will Keep U Posted :-)

  • ai come back

    ^ love it haha

  • ai come back

    ^ love it haha

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    @anton: I for one hope blake stays in LA and rejuvenates that franchise. With all the stupid @$$ luck they’ve been having since forever, karma’s due for a drive-by.

  • http://www.fromthebaseline.com/video-mixes/mixes/Knicks-vs-Clippers-11-20-20-Dunk-Fest/0/112/1 IAMORANGE4EVER

    The Clippers got their manhood taken (click my name to see Big C’s highlights) by Amar’e, Gallo, and Felt last night. Real talk! Gallo producing 31 points on only 11 shots was impressive indeed! Gee, I thought the Knicks didn’t have any assets? Ha ha ha – “winning and grinning!”

  • add

    all i have to say about blake is damn

  • Jose

    FREE GRIFFIN!!! and Eric Gordon while were at it.

  • Hammer

    Like I said from the season opener,just give him the ROY already. Es un animal! Una bestia! John wall who? I remember @ the beggining of the season that sum of the clips said that blake could b as good as the mailman. I laughed that 1 off I got 2 admit. But even tho blake will have 2 put up serious,serious #’s,accolades and achievements 2 b mentioned n the same breath as “The Mailman”,blake’s atleticism is superior by far 2 that of malone’s

  • Roshan

    where’s the review on the raptors/celtics? 102-101 raptors btw


    NYTIMES: Knicks Look Past Dunk and Back on Telling Trip – “I’m going to say something plain and simple,” Ronny Turiaf said. “I will take getting dunked on for the rest of the year, every single game, if we get the win.” Ah yes, Ronny Turiaf = WINNING.