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Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  70 responses

Post Up: STAT Quo

And the big green machine go for home court.

by Anton Kudriavtsev/@TheDiesel

The post-LeBron Return-a-Thon ushers in a new era of yawns. Did anything really significant happen last night? Stern, you do realize that you can’t rollover game-winning shots for next season, right? Only one thing to do now- count down the days for LeBron’s re-Return to Cleveland in March! What will happen?! Probably nothing, but let us hype it up anyway! On to the games.

Blazers 79, Wizards 83

The Blazers lost their 6th straight loss in a row as they fell to the Wizards on “score like it’s college basketball” night at the Verizon center. Washington used their best defensive game of the season as Portland struggled to score and get stops in the second half. LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and 15 boards and Andray Blatche held it down for the Wiz with 19 points and 9 boards. A dark time for a once-bright future of a franchise. Not exactly a satisfying win for the Wizards, either. Any truth to the Arenas-to-Florida rumours? The Magic must have been thinking: “Wow, Dwight’s getting the ball a lot this year, this needs to change immediately. We need a guy that can shoot the 3…from just inside half-court. It really stretches the floor for us.”

Nets 84, Bobcats 91

The Bobcats choked, then un-choked themselves to pull out a win over the Nets in overtime. Stephen Jackson, fresh off an orderly disagreement with the refs, scored 25 points including four straight free throws in the last 30 seconds in OT to hold on to the lead. Travis Outlaw led the Nets with 21 points and 6 boards but the Nets ran some horrible offense down the stretch with no defense to make up for it. Maybe Avery Johnson told them to “play with confidence” in his broken telephone voice and the players heard “play like horseradish”.

Thunder 99, Raptors 111

Eventually without their franchise player the Thunder would have to lose and they did so against the mighty Raptors. Andrea Bargnani (yes, that Andrea!) scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as his Raps put forth a good defensive effort, holding the Thunder to 36% shooting in the final two quarters.  Russell Westbrook had an off-shooting night (9-19, 20 points, 7 assists but 5 turnovers) and there wasn’t enough offense to keep the young Thunder in it. Raptors announcers – annoying? Or the most annoying announcers in the NBA?

Amar'e Stoudemire

Magic 104, Pistons 91

Without 4 rotation players, the Magic still somehow managed to blow out the Pistons. Brandon Bass stepped up with a career-high 27 points with Carter adding 25. If there was ever a preseason championship or an award for beating teams you’re supposed to beat yet still accomplishing it in a surprising way, the Magic would win it every time. Anoxeria survivor Tayshuan Prince led the Pistons with 30 points but they only managed to get three offensive rebounds with Howard out. C’mon, sons!

Sixers 88, Hawks 93

The Hawks grinded their way to their 5th win in a row with a victory over the Sixers. Al Horford (15 points, 13 rebounds) rallied his team back in it with a three-point play, sparking a late 21-3 to steal the game. Elton Brand had 16 points and 14 rebounds in a disjointed Philly line-up. Doug Collins started Meeks over Turner but the rotation is about as clean cut as Gasol’s man mane. Would someone trade for Iguodala already? I want to see him dunking for a contender. The Hawks take their talents to South Beach tonight to take on the Miami Heat.

Bulls 92, Celtics 104

The Celtics took care of business by roughing it up inside with a win over the Bulls. Shakespearean enthusiast Kevin Garnett had 20 points and a season-high 17 rebounds as he barked his way over Joakim Noah (14 points, 10 rebounds). Noah called KG “mean” and “ugly” and assured fans that “(he) will not get a Christmas gift from me…Where is the love?” Really, Joakim? You calling others ugly is like Paris Hilton calling for abstinence. Keep talking and your hustling reputation will be replaced by the chiwawa who whines a little too much. Speaking of ass-ists, Rondo continued to pass it like prison money with 19 assists to go with 12 points. Derrick Rose had 20 points and 8 assists but his franchise-helping eyebrow Carlos Boozer was limited to 21 minutes, contributing 12 points as he continues to mend BagGate.

Rockets 127, Grizzlies 111

The Rockets are back! Using their twin turbo of Kyle Lowry (career-high 28 points) and Kevin Martin (28 points), Houston boosted past the Grizzlies despite Gay’s 29 points. Even Brad Miller stopped spitting his chewing tobacco long enough to get into the act with 23 points. “You’re always going to be surprised when you have an offense run like that,” Adelman said, “especially when we couldn’t make a shot in shoot around”. See kids? Shoot-arounds are for losers!

Knicks 100, Hornets 92

Amar’e Stoudemire put up 34 points and 10 rebounds to lead his Knicks over the Hornets. I know an athletic kangaroo can probably drop 25 a game in D’Antoni’s offensive system, but I still have to give it up for STAT’s relative consistency this season. Don’t look now but the Knicks have found their franchise point guard. Raymond Felton continues his solid play with 17 points and 13 assists. The Hornets were led by Ariza’s 21 points which is usually not a good sign, especially when he takes 21 shots. Hey Trevor, Kobe called – he wants his shots back.

Wolves 101, Spurs 107

Surprised that the night’s official Boring Bowl cracked triple digits, the Spurs rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat the Wolves. Duncan scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds as he led the fourth quarter charge, with Parker and Hill adding 20 of their own. For the Wolves, Beasley had 28 while Love finished with 25 and 18 (one of those is points, the other is rebounds but with Love you never know which one is which).

Courtesy of Doc Funk Blog

Pacers 97, Suns 105

Got an appetite for destruction and you’re a small Frye. Channing must have been bumping that track to pump himself up for a 29-point night, leading his Suns over the Pacers. The Suns played some good defense, leading to Indiana’s 25 turnovers and limiting them to just 37 second-half points. Brandon Rush led the Pacers with 21 points in the loss.

Clippers 104, Nuggets 109

Sir Blake Griffin of the valley of the Angeles! Save us from this un-eventful night, I beseech thee. Even Blakezilla had a quiet (for his standards) night with 17 points and 12 rebounds as his Clippers fell to the Nuggets. Someone managed to sneak in the replacement refs, since that’s the only way Denver shot 59 free throws. Carmelo free-throw competitioned his way to 26 points while Eric Gordon had 24 for the Clips.

Kings 80, Lakers 113

Jason Thompson, leading scorer. None of those four words belong in that sentence yet it was Thompson who scored a team-high 19 points for the Kings in a rout versus the Lakers. Los Angeles snapped their 4-game losing streak and used a balanced attack with six players in double figures, Bryant leading with 22 points and 4 assists.

Mavericks 93, Jazz 81

Who you gonna call? Streakbusters! The Dirkmeister got his groove on to the tune of 26 points and 6 rebounds as his Mavericks stopped the Jazz’s seven-game win streak. The Mavs have now stopped some impressive win streaks, including Boston, New Orleans, OKC, and San Antonio. For the Jazz, their fearless leader shot just 4 of 13 shots with 4 turnovers, Millsap’s 21 points not nearly enough for a well-rounded Dallas scoring punch.

Overtime

“Check My $tats” of the night: Amar’e Stoudemire – 34 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block.

So did anything actually happen in 13 NBA games? Let’s hope Atlanta/Miami give us a somewhat competitive game.

I’m out like excitement last night.

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  • JTaylor21

    What’s going on with the bulls? I know it’s being only two games since the Eyebrow blessed us with its presence but they haven’t even looked competitive for those two games. Even when Wade missed the entire preseason and the heat played the celts, they still were in the game and had chances to win down the strech while the bulls have gotten blown out in 2 straight games vs eastern powers. Coach thib made a mistake by starting booz with the first unit off the bat instead of going with Taj gib who was finding a groove. The ‘Brow seems to have thrown Noah and Rose off their game so far.

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

    Early bird gets the worm……. Ashes piled high.

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

    Boris, you think 9-19 is an off shooting night?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Damn, how can you mention “Washington’s best defensive game” and not mention McGee! lol

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    It does feel like nothing of importance happened last night. Without David West New Orleans struggled to score, they really need a third scorer (who should actually be there first scorer) D West is averaging 18 1/2 a game but he can’t be a no1 option on a West contender, and Chris Paul can’t do everything (he’s already the league leader in PER).

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    And 2nd in the L in efficiency.

  • MikeC.

    To answer the question about the Raptors’ announcers: yes, and yes. They are annoying, and they are the most annoying in the league. However, things have drastically improved due to 100% less Chuck Swirsky. I think he does radio for the Bulls now. He’s awful. If people think Mark Jackson is annoying with his “mama there goes that man” and “hand down, man down” forced catch phrases, you know nothing of annoying forced catch phrases. Once you get Swirsky stink on you, it never comes off. “Boomshakalaka from downtown Sault Ste. Marie!!!”

  • bullsnot

    Rose stays losing. Everytime he faces Rondo or any other solid pg he gets dominated. 19 assists. Seriously, cmon dude, learn how to play some D. Scalabrine is a better NBA defender at this point then D-Rose

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    Just wanted to throw a question out there on a post that won’t be over inflated with comments; can one of the Heat/Bron fans tell me why the Cle game was reason to parade around the slam boards like they had won the title? Oh and if some1 can answer using logical arguments and without calling me a hater that would be nice.
    Three things that have to be taken into account – Incredibly intense environment, 3rd most watched reg season game ever, and incredible scrutiny that Bron (and the Heat)were under in his return.
    Counter points to that – it was the 18th game of regular season against sub 500 team still searching for identity, Heat are still 1-7 against plus 500.

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    20th game *

  • max

    there really wasn’t anything special going on last night… dirk was being dirk, dallas cruised to an 8th straight, beating another powerhouse on the way…which would make it OKC, SA, Mia, Uta in one streak… and they have an incredibly easy schedule until next saturday. I’d say business as usual.

  • ShadiestBen

    For clarification – by ‘parading around’ I mean Eboys over under, the hi haters/bye haters, and the constant comparison to the Lakers (who are two time defending champs and have proved what they can do over 82+)

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    For clarification – by ‘parading around’ I mean Eboys over under, the hi haters/bye haters, and the constant comparison to the Lakers (who are two time defending champs and have proved what they can do over 82+)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    You kind of proved my point, Shady.

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    So no logical argument, just the usual 1 line retort?

  • Jagster

    Lot of games last night. I watched the Bos vs Chicago from start to finish.

    I hate to say it, but Rondo straight up owned D.Rose last night. Rose was a total non-factor through out the game. Rose shot 7-17, while Rondo was in his face all night, denying him the ball and penetration opportunities. Meanwhile meanwhile Rondo was blowing by Rose, Running him down from the back court and ripping him and penetrating at will. In the games most decisive moment (a 17-2 run at the start of the third quarter)Rondo scored 10 pts, had 6 assist and 2 steals (against Rose), and the Celts never looked back. The Bulls never led the entire game. Rondo 12 pts on 6/11 shooting, 19 assist, 6 reb & 3 stls, 3 TO vs 7/17 shooting, 8 assist, 3 reb, stls & 4 TO by Rose. It wasn’t even that close!

  • Hammer

    R blazers got it bad like usher. But its not all bad here n oregon. CIVIL WAR BABY!! GO DUCKS!!

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    The only interesting thing last night was that the Magic blew out the Pistons with an 8 man rotation missing Dwight, Jameer, Pietrus, Redick, and Anderson. Even Malik freaking Allen played!

  • max

    @shadiestBen i think everybody here appreciates you trying to have an actual basketball-related discussion about the game last night.
    Imo, even though I’m not a Heat fan, for them, it was just a big big relieve that things turned out the way they did and they wanted people to know how relieved they felt. Because… who are we kidding, if the Heat had lost, they would’ve been slaughtered on here last night.
    However, can we, just for the sake of this article, either drop your question now or discuss it in one of the numerous threats from yesterday?

  • Jagster

    @Jaytaylor

    You are right. The Bulls should of probably eased Booze in the starting line up. But I guess coach thibs or booze was worried about his stats if he played limited minutes?

    You brought up some good points with Dwade and Miami. But keep in mind the Celtics were also up 20+ points against the Heat to. Back then the Celtics always gave up big leads, no matter who they were playing. They’ve gotten a little better at it now and that’s why they closed the Bulls out. So that statement was a little misleading. But yes, it is a concern that the Bulls got blown out 2x like this; but I also feel it has to do with a sense of relief that Booze is back and their off their long road trip, also.

  • http://www.slamonline.com NickthaQuick

    Nice to see the Lakers get off their slide. Speaking of announcers and the most annoying ones at that, Boston, Indiana, Dallas and Toronto are up there. It’s ok to be homerish but you don’t have to be annoyingly so. When your star gets lightly bumped (que,PP;throws his head back) with no call and your announcer whines about why that isn’t a foul and on the very next play, the other team’s star gets his head taken off, loses teeth and crashes into the seats and the announces goes on a rant why that was a foul and how his team is getting the bizness from the refs. Or his player is called for a travel and a couple plays later, opposing post player does a tricky post play and scores and announcer goes on a rant about how that is not called a travel. It’s sickening. Not to sound homerish, but Lakers announcers are about the most objective and least annoyingly homerish.

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    Max – The reason I asked it here was because I thought that would be the only way that I would get a response. You have a fair point but the comments can’t be removed and Anton himself said it was a slow night.

  • Jagster

    Yeah. Boston announcers (along with OKC, Cleveland and I think Memphis & Dallas) stand out at the moment.

    Funny, Sacramento and LA clippers have very good, fair, complementary announcers, and their teams suck!! Too bad for those guys!

    @Jtaylor

    Hey I think the Bulls will be much improved 2 mos from now. The problem is, I’m not sure if that’s enough to beat Orlando, Boston, Indiana and maybe even Miami. Boozer is soft and won’t provide the intimidation or low post threat vs those teams.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    @Nick, put Cleveland and Sacramento on that bad list too. For good announcers, Lakers, Magic, Spurs, Blazers, and Wizards are all up there.

  • Dagger

    Has anyone noticed that the Raps are right where they were last year (they have the 8th playoff spot in the East right now) while the Cavs have gone from 1st to 9th in the conference? That should sum up the difference between Bron and Bosh.

  • http://deleted Jagster

    @Caboose

    Not sure about San Antonio. Sean Elliot can be a straight up homer sometimes. Yes The Lakers guys are fine. Sacramento is not bad. I find them fair and complementary of the opposition.

    Yes Cleveland is awful and so are those Chicago guys. They’re awful as well.

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    I agree with NickThaQuick Tommy Heinsohn (Boston) is the biggest homer.

  • Vince5

    I like the Raptors annoncers, they at least bring some energy to the game even if the game is boring itself.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    ‘Kobe wants his shots back’ LOL! Rose being dominated by every good PG he’s faced? Where were you when Rose dropped 39 on Rondo last year, 28 and 36 in the playoffs and when they got that road win last year, stop talking BS about Rose. Yes, he had an off-game, so what? last time I checked dude steps his game up in the playoffs EVERY time, so when Rose gets it going in the playoffs vs the Celtics, we’ll see if Rondo can keep up.

  • http://www.slamonline.com NickthaQuick

    Now that you mention it, the Clippers and the Kings announcers aren’t too bad either — fair and don’t just blindly criticize every single thing the opposition does while making their team seem like the Dream Team. Haven’t listened to Cleveland games lately but Chicago and even the Bucks are awful. But nothing compares to Tommy Heinson. If you aren’t a Boston fan, might as well mute the TV.

  • http://deleted B-BallMaven

    @Jahmai

    Relax Man!

    Rose was a non-factor in both games against Boston this year and you keep leaving out that Rondo averaged a triple double in that playoff series against Chicago in 2009. So chill!

    Yes. Rondo has won and dominated most of his games vs Rose.

    But we’re not even talking bout last year, we’re talking about this year. I know all Chicago fans were hoping that Rose would CREAM Rondo based off of how he’s been playing and the hype this year. Well he didn’t. And just to show you that stats/scoring can be misleading. Rose has led Rondo in scoring in both games this year, but he’s been totally outplayed and totally taken out of both games, while Rondo had great games offensively and defensively against him. As a matter of fact, in the first game, Rose scored most of his points on the 2nd unit. We know you’re upset about the game and how Rondo ran circles around Rose. But there’s always next game, right?

  • http://deleted Jagster

    @Nickthequick

    Yeah. Tommy Heinsohn is hard to listen to if you’re not a Celtics fan. His parter Mike Gorman is kool; you know the straight man. Lol.

    Stacy (Augmon I think) on the Bulls games is almost as bad as Heinsohn, he yells and screams and says stupid phrases every time Derek Rose does something well or they run up a big lead. You get a head ache just listening to them.

    I think Toronto has two announcing teams, like Miami. I find Miami and Toronto’s announcers fine (especially one of the Toronto groups). They seem fair and complementary and can be mildly critical of the home team. Their certainly not annoying and loud to me, like OKC, Clevleand, Chicago, Dallas and I think Memphis announcers are.

    Good thread though.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Jagster, the Kings announcers are great when the game isn’t close either way, they’re objective when it’s a blowout. But, once the games get tight, Grant Napear will go Kings-crazy and compliment Jason Thompson for putting his hand up to call for the ball in the post. And you’re probly right on San Antonio, they can be good but they do slip into opponent bashing sometimes.

  • Goattree

    Chuck Swirsky could be annoying sometimes, but at least he had passion and heart behind his love for the Raptors. You could feel it everytime he declared “get out the salami & cheese mama! This game is over!” (which was derived from a fan asking him to declare when the game was safe, so he could go make a sandwich), or yelling “Onions, baby Onions!” after a big shot made by a Toronto player, because onions equated to a “tear jerker” in his crazy mind. As a die-hard Raps fan, I miss the Swirsk. Matt Devlin is a boring, dumbass wannabe know-it-all, who knows shit about basketball or the Raptors. His ass should be fired.

    And yeah, it’s great to see the Young Onez (Sonny, DeMar and Amir) playing scrappy and motivated enough to keep them in the early playoffs.

    Chris Bosh most overpaid free agent of the summer?

  • MikeC.

    @Jagster – For the T.O. games, when Leo Rautins is working the mic, they have a solid broadcasting team. It’s Jack Armstrong that goes over the top and ruins it for me. He tries to make a 1st quarter free throw sound like a game 7-winner. As for Tommy Heinsohn being a homer, I have no problem with that since he’s flat-out stated on the air that he’s a Celtic homer. I think it’s Stacy King that does the Bulls games. He’s pretty bad too. He goes way overboard defending Bulls players. On the bright side, it was good to see Hannah Storm back working the halftime show last night. I haven’t seen her in awhile. Maybe since the NBA on NBC days.

  • JTaylor21

    Are you guys seriously putting the Lakers announcers in there? I have to mute the sound everytime I watch the lakers play and I would rather stand next to Robert Kennedy than listen to those clowns. Every team’s announcers suck and the only unbiased ones I’ve heard so far is the Clips. True Story; not too long ago I was watching VC play vs the Jazz and dude did probably on the sickest in-game dunks ever and they acted like it didn’t even happen, no replay or nothing instead they were showing some charge the jazz got.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    ^True about LAC, and I think Sacramento has some pretty unbiased announcers too if I recall correctly.

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

    @Tarzan – absolutely, anything less than 80% FG is a bad shooting night for me.
    Hahahahaha @ MikeC, totally agree. What’s with his accent, is he from Boston or something? “The Raptis gotta muve da ball ‘ere”.
    Also, the Bucks announcers aren’t bad except that they sound like old people at a cocktail party. Jennings drops 55 last year and all they can say is “wonderful…delightful!”

  • http://www.slamonline.com BK Chris

    Man the Knicks are on fire! I know they haven’t been facing the best competition lately and they beat NOH without west, but it still feels good to see the Knicks win.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Don’t hate on Chuck Swirsky! That’s my funny looking dude right there! Stacey King too! Anyways, Noah shoulda stepped his game up by like 200% knowing he was going up against KG. And after Rose was knocked down by Shaq, Thibs shoulda brought in Kurt Thomas just to put Rondo on his ass, cause Noah and Boozer obviously didn’t have the balls to retaliate last night. It’s not panic time though. No shame in losing back to back games to the two best Eastern Conference teams right after coming back from a seven game road trip and trying to ease in a player right back from injury. If they suck against Houston at home though, then I’ma be pissed.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Sac town announcers are pretty good. They come up with some great nicknames too.

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    Matt Harping (Utah) is terrible, your right Jtaylor. If you have to remind us every possession that D Will is the best PG in the L, its probably not true. (CP3 is)

  • EnnBee

    I agree with Caboose that the Magic game was interesting. People keep mentioning the huge list of players that didn’t play, but it’s more amazing if you look at who did. The *ENTIRE* bench consisted of Jason Williams, Malik Allen, and Brandon Bass (Chris Duhon and Marcin Gortat started). Even against the Pistons, the Magic playing the 3rd game in 4 days on the road and winning by double digits is amazing. Now, can they do it again tonight in Milwaukee with the same players?

  • Jagster

    Hey Caboose. Thx for the info.

    It’s funny; on league pass it seems, that you can always find a Sacremento game more than anyone else. I guess that’s cause their one of the few teams that play 2 10:30 and they been home a lot so far.

    And you’re right, I think the game when I heard them be complimentary was a blow out (and they were talking about another player from the Eastern conference). I thought they would of complimented or took the Western conference player, but they didn’t.

  • Jagster

    Hey Mike C.

    Thanks for the info on the Toronto announcers.

    I hear what you’re saying about Heinshohn being biased. Kool. But he’s never seen a call against the Celtics that was legit it seems. The man constantly bellows and belly aches over every damn foul call. That’s what’s annoying. He literally gets upset and you can feel it. Lol.

    Yeah. I saw Hannah on the US Open stuff (tennis) that ESPN covered. I guess you missed that. She may have done one of the Miami Boston NBA games this season to (if I recall).

  • Jagster

    @enigmatic

    Good, well stated post Bro.

  • Jagster

    @shadieben & everbody

    Oh. And remember with the Utah announcing team, every time they do a poll, the Utah player (doesn’t matter what year, what position or what argument) seems to win 90% of the vote? Lol.

    @Jaytaylor

    I can believe you with the Utah announcers. But they’re still not as loud and obnoxious as the Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, OKC and maybe Memphis and Dallas announcers. Right? Lol.

    It’s one thing to root for your team. It’s another thing to be a homer. But it’s a ALL TOGETHER NOTHER THING to be those two things and loud and obnoxious!! Lol.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Didn’t the Celtics beat the Heat twice already this season too? I can’t remember…

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    And I agree, there are some broadcasting stations that flat out refuse to show other teams’ highlights. Utah, Milwaukee, and Boston come to mind. However, Orlando, Charlotte, and the Clips regularly show other good highlights.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    The Knicks announcers are very good–Clyde is one of the best in the biz. And Mike Breen does enough nationally televised games so it sounds like one when they broadcast games on MSG. I mean, they’re calling KNICKS games for crying out loud, they HAD to have been unbiased the last 9 years.

  • http://www.slamonline.com NickthaQuick

    Utah is notorious with their polls. They once had who is the best power forward in the league poll a few years ago and The Eye Brow won handily over a prime Tim Duncan, a healthy Kevin Garnett, the usual Dirk, etc. It’s nice to support your team but seriously Boozer better than all these guys? Then once when Dwight was at Utah and dunked all over Millsap and a helping AK and they only show highlights of the next play Deron crossing up and banking a shot. Nothing about Dwight’s dunk. Thank God for ESPN.

  • Jagster

    @Teddy-the-bear

    Yeah. Clyde and Bream are good. Clyde is entertaining in a understated, entertaining, rhyming, rhythmic kind of way. Bream is the Brazenly honest straight man and Clyde will always quickly, and humorously concur Breams honest analysis or give a good analysis and explanation.

    @Bryan Crawford

    Yes the Celtics beat the heat 2x already this year.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    ship be sinkin´, real fast too…smh…hey mark cuban, you want brandon roy´s max deal? he could put you over the top with like 25 minutes per game..cause were rebuilding or so we should be.

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    NickThaQuick/Jagster – They did a poll not long ago asking who was the 2nd best PG in the league, and I quote ‘because we already no D Will is the best’.
    I like D Will, but there broadcasts make me want Utah to lose.

    Clyde constantly uses the word precocious.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    houston´s annoucers are sh1tty like most of them, though clyde not that bad…Knicks are the best, clips not bad too

  • Jagster

    @Shadiesben

    Yeah, Like it was a given that Utah fans/TV station already knew who was the best. Lol.

    Yeah. Clyde got his words. Did you ever see the hair color commercial with him. It has a guy with gray hair and Clyde’s announcing a game (actually the guys dating failures, cause of the grey hair) and he says “No play for Mr. Grey”, with his failures. Lol.

  • Pharoah

    How yall gonna hate on Chuck Swirsky that dude was the best. ONIONS BABY ONIONS! Get out the salami and cheese mama this game is over. He prolly had the best slogans for the raptors games and always brought energy. Devlin sucks balls id rather watch the game on muted. Oh and this raptors team is so exciting to watch with the young onez grinding it out everyplay. Bosh who?!?

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

    Hubie and jvg are the best.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ Co-sign. Marv Albert and Kevin Harlan for play-by-play though.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Whoever doesn’t think Amare is a “great” player doesn’t watch him play. He’s going Bernard King on everyone’s @ss.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I really, really dislike when people credit D’Antoni’s players with being successful ONLY because of their system. Nobody knocks Steve Nash for being great under D’Antoni, yet guys like Amare, David Lee, etc, are considered to be lucky byproducts? STAT would be a great player anywhere–he was a beast before D’Antoni got to Phoenix and he’s still a beast.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    Hubie´s da man for basketball, JVG for clowning

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Boozer’s defense lost that game. Notice how when gibson was in the game the bulls locked up and erased the celtics lead. Boozer looked fluid on offense but on defense he kept noah in foul trouble and kg was going at his neck.

  • JTaylor21

    The Eyebrow’s defense almost cost the bulls the game again but DRosenthal saved the day with a gm-tying 3 at the buzzer, a shot that Westbrook would have a hard-time making. I love Westbrook’s game but DRose just has that “special” kind of game, the kind that makes you wanna smack your mama.

  • http://www.slamonline.com NickthaQuick

    If it wasn’t for JVG and MJax who would know what Bethlehem College was and how Mjax was the defensive player of the year at St. Johns.

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

    Mark jackson is only good when paired with jvg, otherwise hes an incredible bore. Also hes annoying. Breen, harlan, and marv all suck.

  • lazaruz

    tyron lue! yeh why dat guy at all boston games?! he not part of staff or sumsin sumsin?

  • http://slamonline.com ShadiestBen

    Watching replay of that now Jtaylor. Why the hell is Brad Miller wearing a headband.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Marv sucks?! “Lewis went up with the left hand KING, WITH A SENSATIONAL REBOUND!” Stop it, Tarzan.

  • Era

    @ShadiestBen: it’s the return of da bradband!

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