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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 8:35 am  |  120 responses

Post Up: Moving Ahead

Kobe and the Lakers come through in OT.

by Adam Figman | @afigman

New Orleans 97, Washington 89

With Emeka Okafor sitting out, Jason Smith got the start for the Hornets, and dude took full advantage. In 25 minutes of action, Smith led the Hornets with 20 points, shooting 9-11 from the field and assisting them handily as they took care of the Wizards at home. The Wiz have still found zero success on the road—they’re 0-25 outside of DC—and they don’t have another away game until Feb. 13, when their bout with the Cavs should be the ideal opportunity to get that elusive W. Nick Young dropped a 30 spot for Washington last night, but John Wall had an off game, shooting 2-10 and putting in only 4 points.

Boston 95, Sacramento 90

After a rough first half, the Celtics quickly erased the Kings’ 9-point halftime lead in the third and took care of business from there. Ray Allen, who delivered a feisty mid-game speech, led the C’s with 22, while Rajon Rondo scored 17, dished 10 and swiped 4. (He also scuffled with DeMarcus Cousins, which resulted in a T for the point guard.) With their four-game road trip all wrapped up, the Celts with finally return home to face the Mavs on Friday.

Portland 99, San Antonio 86

Quick backstory: I was randomly reading (well, re-reading) through SLAM 117 (May ’08) last week, and I came across a feature on the Blazers—written by FreeDarko’s Bethlehem Shoals—about how the team refused to die during ’07-08, and found strange and seemingly unexplainable ways to remain relevant and in the Playoff hunt after the (first) Greg Oden injury news. So, two things: 1) That’s gotta be one of the few features that, after a few names were swapped in and out, could’ve been re-ran word-for-word every one of the past three years. Each season, the Blazers lose a few hugely important players to injury; each season, Greg Oden is one of them; and each season, the team remains in the hunt until the very end of the year or right into the postseason. 2) One of—or the—main reasons for this success is continuously LaMarcus Aldridge, who has been a source of steadiness even as Oden and Brandon Roy’s bodies have fallen apart. Applaud that man.

Which brings us to last night’s game, during which Aldridge, reliable as ever, put the Blazers on his back and carried an undermanned squad over the League’s best. He put in a career-high 40 points, which were accompanied by 11 boards and 3 steals. The most damage was done during the fourth, when Portland turned a tie into a 13-point lead and a quality victory. Manu Ginobili scored 17 points for the Spurs, who are still atop the NBA with a 40-8 record. So yeah, they’ll be OK. And, somehow, so will the Blazers.

L.A. Lakers 114, Houston 106

Struggling as of late, the Lakers really needed a win to get back on the right path. And though it was close, they accomplished their goal, taking down the Rockets in overtime. Lamar Odom (20 points, 20 boards) clanked a buzzer-beating, game-winning attempt in regulation, but LAL dominated OT, receiving clutch down-the-stretch buckets from Kobe Bryant (32 points, 11 dimes) and Pau Gasol (26 points, 16 boards). Houston, led by Kevin Martin and his 30 points, did all they could to keep up, but the Lakers’ variety of weapons and intense will proved too much. The Rockets are in Utah tonight, while the Lake Show will have another tough one when they host the Spurs tomorrow night.

Actual Stats: Lamarcus Aldridge: 40 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block

Last Call: Kevin Garnett denies Samuel Dalembert’s dunk attempt, and then does some Kevin Garnett stuff. Always a good time.

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  • Bruno

    can’t wait for LA-San Antonio tomorrow and hope Lamar plays this good

  • riggs

    haha @ KG

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    I think Kobe heard us all on the last Post Up about how he got zero assists…

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

    Im wondering how we will respond to that loss against L.A tomorrow. Tony was just bad last night, first time i saw him being outplayed by Andre Miller. He will have a good opportunity to redeem himself against Fisher and Blake, who obviously are not known for their D against fast PG. And if Pau is looking to be as agressive as last night it will be a very good test.

  • hoodsnake

    Ray Allen getting closer and closer to that record…

  • http://www.slamonline.com KulchaKris

    Which is tougher; being a Wizards fan, knowing exactly what to expect before each road game, or being a Laker fan, not knowing if they will give the effort necessary from one game to the next? As a Wizards fan, I now find myself rooting for an 0-41 road record. Meanwhile, many Laker fans are gnashing their teeth over a 34-15 record.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    @Adam…c’mon bro…you have no love for the Kings in the post-up EVER. THey played a great game and it wasn’t like the C’s came out in the second and dominated to where the Kings had no chance. The C’s were the better team so they prevailed but the Kings gave them all they had and it took motivational speeches and the return of KG the monster dBag to pull away from the young upstarts. D-cuz was looking nice and the Kings bench outplayed the C’s. So, I guess I would just like to see the Kings be given some respect. They beat Portland on the road, LA on the road then stopped NOLAs win streak and played a great game against the C’s that they happened to lose. For a young team that struggled mightily in the early season, they have shown grit and maturation and are starting to play quality ball. The Kings had 10! blocks in the first half. That is nothing to sneeze at. That is effort – pure and simple. And ARCO is starting to fill up the seats again…that is what I think the team needs: Crowd energy every night. If we keep playing respectable ball the fans will come despite losses…and that in turn will get us some wins. That is all.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Also, it seems as thought the new Tech rules do not apply to Kevin Garnett when he transforms into the mentally deranged version of the Hulk. He was basically allowed to wander around like a rabid dog after blocking Sammy D’s dunk (which was not really that insane of a block…more like a tip)sweating and drooling all over the court. wtf refs?

  • T-Money

    Could KG suffer from mild retardation?

  • http://www.slamonline.com KulchaKris

    Co-sign Albert, especially about KG. When Durant passed that remark about “fake tough guys” in the league, my mind immediately went to Garnett. I don’t know if he needs the antics in order to perform each night (and perform he does), but the guy is a grade A douche-bag.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    LOL@ T-Money…maybe it is dementia from hitting his head on the stanchion every game?

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Laughing. My freind texted me on Sunday “what happened to KG’s head?” I was not watching the game and didn’t know about the stitches. I just assumed he was refering to the mental state.

  • ClydeSays

    Nice, gritty win by the C’s to close out the road trip. Kings have a good collection of nice young talent. If they stay together they could challenge for a playoff spot in the next couple of seasons.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Co-sign AlbertBarr, both about the Kings giving the Celts all they could, and about KG.
    Donte Green was on fire in the first half!
    And DeMarcus Cousins was inching close to en fuego status too in the second half. How bout that three-pointer he hit?
    Now, yeah, KG gets away with so much. Here’s one instance that boggled my mind – at one point KG was called for a foul (or maybe a turnover, don’t remember), and he immediately got this bug-eyed look on his face, looked at one ref, and then looked at the ref that had made the call and started pointing his finger at him and putting on his best Joe Wilson impersonation and yelled “He lyin’! He lyin’!”
    How in the world does that NOT warrant a tech?!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Chris Paul was the reason for Jon Walls bad game, he dominated him on the court and stat sheet.
    In the last 10 days I have seen him cleanly strip Westbrook and Wall when they were going full speed on the break.
    ‘Chris Paul is going to be the best PG of all time’ Idan Ravin……..

  • Double J

    Ok this is sad. As a huge Lakers fan it hurts me to see that even when our top three players perform at the level they are supposed to (LO:20,20; Kobe:32,11; Pau:26,14)we still manage to be in a tight one. Anyone else starting to poo their pants?

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    KG is not a fake tough guy. He wouldn’t back down from anyone.
    Matic, he commits ejectionable offences every game lol. At least he’s conmsistent with it.

  • http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php?title=Russell_vs._Wilt nbk

    If CP can stay however healthy he is right now he will be back to his normal self in terms of production by the end of the year. He will just do it in different ways, he absolutely manipulated the Wizards and John Wall last night

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Yes, cause conmistency is important. LOL.

  • http://www.slamonline.com jumpman3224

    Love when Kobe goes for 30 and 10 so much more than 40.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Speaking of CP, that new ad of him in high school is wack. I expected more after having been blown away by the one with college Steve Nash.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    LOL, i’m saying, maybe thats why he doesn’t get thrown out. It’s expected.
    I’m with you on that. Nash is the best, followed by Durants, then CP/STAT.
    OKC/NOH is going to be banging tonight.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    bk, you watch the whole game? You see that CP could put up a lot more numbers if he wanted? He controlled the game last night on what, 9 shots?

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    CP will be the greatest PG of all time averaging 15 and 9. You have to talk about his defense because he only scored 15 points. OVERRATED! I’m gonna go shovel snow now.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Yo, Diesel, I heard on the radio y’all had the third worst snowstorm in Chicago history! Crazy! I think back to all the crazy-ass blizzards I had to endure down there over the years…and this one is worse than those?
    Damn, son.

  • LakeShow

    Kobe with 7 assists in the 1st qtr.. i ain’t worried. all the lakers need to do is bring their offense and defense together for a streak..

  • karma

    I know KG is not a tough guy cause when people stand up to him, he backs off. Channing Frye, Aldridge, Jose Calderon, Anthony Peeler (esp. Peeler).

  • http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php?title=Russell_vs._Wilt nbk

    I watched a little over half of it, the whole thing off and on. He just isn’t as aggressive as he used to be, but he has a better jumpshot, he just needs to learn how to control the game without relying on physical gifts, and he is pretty much there. @Diesel He won’t be the best of all time, but he might be the best of this generation. His stats on the Hornets will never do him justice, that team runs set plays at a snails pace all game. ANd his defense last night was borderline great, except he was goin up against a rookie. I stll don’t think he is better then Deron Williams but he’s on his way back to that level

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Co-Sign Enigmatic: Donte had some nice plays last night…and D-Cuz put in some work in the second half. In the 4th when the Celts were really trying to get in the Kings head with trash talk the cameras kept cutting to D-Cuz and he had the greatest expression on his face. He obviously was not intimidated and was almost laughing at Garnett and the other C’s antics. Loved Doc Rivers quote about D-Cuz “It is easier to control a fire than to light one. That is what you want to see in your young bigs…fire”

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    I saw the end of the second half and saw CP3 have his little scoring burst and thought “why can’t he play like this all game?” I admitt he did a great job on wall. Its just madening to see those stats every game. @Enigmatic – the whole city shut down last night and this morning. We’re at like 24 inches for now. You don’t even see tire tracks in the street because no one is going anywhere. I’m fully expecting the highest rate of babies born in Chicago 9 months from last night.

  • http://brimartin13@gmail.com Brion

    I remember the argument on this site regarding L.Aldridge and D.West and whos better. LA is showing why he has more upswing, big game for him last night.

  • http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php?title=Russell_vs._Wilt nbk

    ^ i might-a started that haha

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Diesel, as usual, we will agree to disagree on this buddy.
    I don’t study the history of the game, started watching daily in the very early 00′s, CP is the best PG since I started watching, but I can’t knowledgeably go any further than that.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Conveniently, the best two games tonight are on one after the other (NOH/OKC, CHI/LAC). If you get chance Diesel watch CP start to finish, I guarantee you will come away with a newfound apprectiation for his game.
    Enigmatic, fkc you.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Aldridge is making me look like a smart individual.

  • http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php?title=Russell_vs._Wilt nbk

    Dwight Howard should be the frontrunner for MVP. That dude is under appreciated

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Phil, you don’t need Aldridge to make you look smart……

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Damn, what’d I do now, AllBall?

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    ^^Appreciate that, my brother.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    My bad, I gotta hate on 1 of the Chi Town guys if i’m being cool with the other. You gonna check out my boy doin work tonight?

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Man, it comes on at 4 local time, and I don’t even get home until 6.
    But just for you, AllBall, I’ma set my DirecTV DVR scheduler iPhone app to record it (product placements!)

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Haha, cool.

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    Waoh, a peaceful Slam comments section! It looks strange…

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Yeah, it is boring. Fck all Nsambians!!

  • vtrobot

    KG’s drooling really warrants a T? He’s not doing it towards a ref or an opposing player. I’m def not saying that the dude isn’t douchy, but like anyone on here wouldn’t love him to be part of their team? Please.

  • MUBWAR

    you americans don’t know the first thing about snow.

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

    Okay, this is getting ridiculous. The Rockets NEED to start feeding Kevin Martin at the ends of games. He should be there closer RIGHT NOW. Every game, no matter how hot Martin shoots, it’s either Brooks or Scola who take the last shot and make the last plays. NO ONE should be going 1-on-1 like Scola did with less than a minute left to play, except MAYBE Kevin Martin. Kevin Martin scores 30 on 8 shots and he touches the ball ONCE in the second overtime! It’s ridiculous. Kevin Martin is the best scorer on the Rockets and NEEDS to be given the ball down the stretch. Scola and Brooks, while they’re both awesome, have not been closing out games. FEED MARTIN THE BALL.

  • MUBWAR

    we get about 30 centimeters or as you guys say it 11 and a half inches of snow 4 days a week

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

    I don’t think many of you realize how ridiculous 30 points on 8 FG makes is… That’s ridiculously efficient. For a guard, nonetheless. And he only gets the ball ONCE in the second OT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    @MUBWAR: you just keep outdoing yourself…why do Americans know nothing about snow? Where are you from? How much snow do you get annually? Have you ever been to the Northern regions of the US in winter? Tell me: what is the first thing about snow? I lived in Idaho in the panhandle for a year and we had 8 ft of snow by the end of winter…and that is just the banks on the side of the road that actually have a chance to melt some. Please, enlighten me you ethnocentric a$$.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    AllBall – I’ll watch the whole game tonight. I’ve been making it a point to at least catch pieces here and there since we had our first convo. Plus that OKC NO game could have big playoff seating implications down the road so I’m interested.

  • http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php?title=Russell_vs._Wilt nbk

    @Teddy, and it was his birthday

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Diesel, good job, my man.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Kevin Martin aka Mr. Glass. I loved him in Sac but at the same time think it is not good if he is your best scorer. Just doesnt translate into enough wins. At least not when he was on the Kings.

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

    Buffalo has more snow than any place I’ve ever lived in Canada. FYI.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Wow MUBWAR…I live NORTH of Canada, in Alaska. Please tell me I don’t know anything about snow.

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

    Sorry, *first OT. There was only 1 OT.

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

    @ AlbertBarr: Look who he had as teammates in Sacremento though… He’s good enough to get it done when surrounded by good teammates. He would have been the perfect complement to Yao… =(

  • tRay

    @Albert yeah he is a good scorer but that’s it unfortunately he doesn’t get that many assist as many would like but no doubt gets the ball in the hole. Good game by the Lakers they always have a tough time agaisnt Houston idk why that is.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    A snowflake weighs a million tenths of an ounce… *as I clear my throat*

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    @Teddy: true, he does have better teammates in Houston and I agree, he perfectly complemented Yao. Still dont want him to be my #1 scoring option. I do like is off-the-ball game ALOT. And he has good % so…he has been healthier in his time in Houston as well. He always had some piddly injury when he was a King.

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

    Martin doesn’t get many assists because he just doesn’t get the ball enough… He’s great at scoring but as you can tell, he doesn’t average very many shot attempts. Martin is tenth in scoring, but out of the top then he averages the least field goal attempts per game, by a pretty huge margin.
    Also, the Rocktes have great ball movement and no one player really averages an astounding number of assists, but they share the ball collectively really well–so Martin’s passing, which is actually quite good, still helps set up plays. He’s actually really unselfish, as pure scorers go.

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

    *top ten.

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

    Also, what’s the deal with Nick Young? He’s having a breakout year and getting really consistent now.

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    Lol @ Lz, lv u 2 bro

  • http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php?title=Russell_vs._Wilt nbk

    He shoots a lot. Just looks confident and comfortable, unlike previous years where he seemed destined to be yanked from the game with every miss

  • MUBWAR

    Except for Enigmatic who lives in Alaska, I don’t there is a city that gets more snow then Ottawa. That’s all im saying

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Actually, I just looked it up and Rochester, New York gets more snow anually on average than any other city in North America.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Syracuse beats all snow everywhere, do your homework.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    So i think it is safe to bet that NY gets the most snow, eh? Does it matter which town? I think the important thing is that it ISN’T OTTAWA and that Americans DO know the first thing about snow. Just like in everything else Canada vs. USA we win (except all of the things we dont win at…just givn sh!t to MUBWAR)

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Yeah, my bad. Syracuse gets HELLA snow compared to anywhere else.

  • MUBWAR

    Wasn’t Sydney’s goal enough? come on let’s drop this…

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    MUBWAR spells RAWBUM backwards……

  • paul

    Right. Important to keep hyping the Lakers, no matter what…

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Enigmatic: Thanks for reminding me, bro. Thanks. I really needed that pick me up to know I will never see the sun where I live.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Hey, better than where I live, where you literally almost never see the sun in the winter!
    Sunrise is at like 10 in the morning and sunset is at like 4. Freakin’ sucks.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    The only thing that gets us through… is basketball!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Where’s Eboy to criticize Kobe’s second great game in a row?

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    Damn AllBall – I dedicate myself to watching the full game and CP goes down in the first quarter?

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Damnit Diesel! Way to ruin it for me! I haven’t watched it yet! LOL
    And I just came across a stat that made me look twice – Derrick Rose is averaging more blocks per game than Blake Griffin. How is this possible? Griffin is 6’10″ and can jump outta the gym!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Diesel, that warrior is coming back in!! And he had just started taking Westbrook to school as well!!

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Sigh, the REAL reason Deron Williams is better than Chris Paul. Williams can stay on the court.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    CP is playing all 82 this year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    @Enigmatic…..REALLY??

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    AllBall – Westbrook has been having his way so far. Paul did have 2 nice back to back scores though.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Hey that number 35 on OKC is pretty damn good. Who is that good? Durent something? He’s a pretty good shooter.

  • http://Slamonline.com Rocksinmypants

    Lol @ Dutch

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Diesel, are we watching the same game?
    Westbrook started having his way when CP went down, if 7 pts and 4 turnovers on 2-5 shooting is ‘having his way’. CP is literally on 1 leg right now, and he still has 6 points on 3-4 with 2 steals and 2 assists.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Deron Williams is not close to being better than Paul. We realise Deron has missed 4 games in a row right? and before that his team lost 6 straight.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Now CP has 10, 2, 2 on 4-5. On a real noticaeble limp.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    AllBall – Westbrook may not be converting on the oportunities, but he’s been getting to the basket easily. CP3 is doing good though. West is impressing me too.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    AllBall: Deron Williams, through this season, is better than Chris Paul. If Chris Paul and Deron Williams keep playing at their current level throughout the season, CP3 will be better in my mind.
    But like, you gotta look at the entire season, man. I’m a CP3 fan, and I’m tellin’ ya this.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    At half time, Westbrook has played 17 mins, he has 7 pts, 6ass, 5 to’s. Thats not having his way.
    CP has 11,2 ass, 2 reb, 2 stl, 1 to on 4-5. And one bum ankle.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Diesel, you can see that CP went out of the game, and is now noticeably limping though, right?
    Jukai, I disagree 100%, and although I would usually debate this with you, as I respect your opinion, I know nothing will change my mind on this subject.
    CP has playeed 12 mins to Westbrooks 17.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    Yes I see that now, but Westbrook was doing it before CP went down too. The very first play of the game was westbrook blowing by him! That being said, CP’s impressing me with his offense.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    AllBall: Haha, I just feel it’s hard to argue with CP3 being better at this point when he’s finally just warming up! Give the dude time to prove all the haters wrong, don’t crown him right away even though both you and me know who is gonna be the top point when it’s all said and done!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    1 play? Come on now. And he missed, lol!
    If D Rose was out there playing on one leg right now, you would be loving him, and not letting me say a bad word about his D.
    Juks, Im with you, but CP started the season better, when they went 11-1, then they had a bad spell, recently they’ve been on a tear again. 2/3rds of the season I feel CP has outplayed Deron.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Oh god, I hate Violet Palmer…. Illyosova hits it out of bounds, and every single Bucks and Suns player starts walking towards the Bucks basket. Channing Frye goes over and asks for the ball… AND VIOLET PALMER GIVES IT TO THE BUCKS!
    I mean, every single Bucks player walked the other way! That should give you a hint!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    If the pace of this game keeps up, NOH will lose. They can’t outscore OKC.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    AllBall: I feel ya, but I also feel that a few Hornets players played out of their MINDS (west is playing very well, and I mean, friggin Bellineli!! C’mon!!!).
    I don’t really like comparing players via team record, there was a BOATLOAD of games where Utah player awful, and Deron Williams said “f it” and took over and dominated. That’s why I have him over Paul. It’s performance over record, and if it wasn’t for Williams, I mean, Utah would be in the 8th spot right now.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    If NOH didn’t have CP, they would be in the lottery.
    Diesel, my man, I didn’t mean that too sound like Rose wouldn’t play through pain, he obviously would and does, just saying, if the shoe was on the other foot you would be commending CP right now.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    And now fckin Ariza goes down. There already without their starting Center

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Get out the fcking game, Russ.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    I’m not taking it bad AllBall. I knew CP had good D going into this game. His offense was what I was criticizing. This game his defense is shaky but his offense is on point.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    His defense is more than shaky right now, but thats down to the ankle.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Fckin bs, is goaltending no longer a call. You see tha Dies? that lay-up hit the backboard.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    While you guys are marveling at Westbrook and Paul, I’m still marveling at the old school. Nash is so good. Ten assists in 18 minutes. Wow.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    I love Nash, he killed us in that game Sunday, 15 assists!
    Westbrook aint doing sht. Been on the bench for ages. Durant has 43, hes never shot so efficiently. Skinny prck.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    Phoenix has been playing better lately. maybe that players only meeting worked. AllBall – there’s nothing you can do when dude is in a zone like that.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    I know…………..He is lights out right now. I knew NOH wouldn’t be able to win a game at this pace anyway. Ariza is the only guy who can match up with him.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    Didn’t you say CP gaurded him last time? Nevermind here he goes…and the charge!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    This commentator is chattin sht. Like Durants rip move is more of a basketball play then drawing the charge.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Haha Diesel CP has been the only guy on NOH that has been able to guard him all season.
    If Durant hadn’t of shot 80% tonight we would have a good game going down to the wire right now.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    43 points on 19 shots. Impressive. I won’t judge CP on this game cause he got injured. Which means I owe you another full game watched AllBall.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Not to go on about my favorite player, but…. has there ever been any player to play THIS WELL when they were 36, close to 37? I can think of a few players off the top of my head, like Jordan, Kareem… but point guards? They don’t exist. Most point guards don’t MAKE it to 36, Magic and Isiah were long gone. The ones that do? They see a serious drop. Take a look:
    Steve Nash: 17.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 11.0apg all on 53/41/92
    John Stock: 11.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 7.0apg all on 49/32/81
    Jason Kidd: 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 9.1apg all on 42/43/81
    Gary Payto: 11.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.1apg all on 47/33/76
    Mark Jacks: 8.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 7.4apg all on 44/41/79
    Rod Strick: 6.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.6apg all on 43/10/74
    Maurice Ch: 3.6ppg, 1.2rpg, 3.1apg all on 55/00/89
    Tim Hardaw: 4.9ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.4apg all on 38/36/50

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    That speaks to Nash’s extreme discipline and proffesionalism.
    Diesel, CP had a good game considering he was on one leg. Saturday night they play the Lakers at home, everyone should be rested, so that may be worth checking out.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Of course, when I write this, Nash has four turnovers in a row, but you know, details!

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

    Didn’t I say give Kevin Martin the ball?

  • Mike From Spain

    Damn, pity that both Ariza and CP rolled their ankles… made it easier for OKC

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    @Teddy: Yes…yes you did. He proved you right last night.

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