Not a great NBA schedule yesterday, 6 games, none were too pretty. The Beard stood above all, James Harden had 24 points, 6 rebounds, 12 assists, 3 steals and a block in the win over the Toronto Raptors.
Boards: Kevin Love only get buckets and boards. 23 points and 24 rebounds in the victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Shout out: To Anderson Varejao, 20 points and 18 rebounds in the loss to the Phoenix Suns. This game marked his sixth 15+ rebound streak.
Time Machine User: Kobe got the flu, and if you know anything, it is that the Mamba plays better impaired in some kind of way. He carried the entire Lakers offense with his 40 points (12 of 28 shooting), 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and a ugly triple double notching 10 turnovers in the loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Everything Sacre: He's awesome at parties.
NBA Replacement Refs: A super weird double foul, and the ultimate cop out.
Real Refs don't mess around: Joey Crawford is the most entertaining official in the NBA, I mean who else high steps for a blocking foul. Cool Deion Sanders impression, Gramps.
Whoops: Omer Asik forgot his compass, and couldn't figure out which basket is at which cardinal direction.
Surprise: Nick Young doesn't always pass, but when he does, it is always Swaggy P approved.
Highlight of the Night: Terrence Ross likes to prove that the Toronto Raptors are never short of jumpers. From Vince Cater to Tracy McGrady to Jamario Moon (He is back to being a Globetrotter right?) to DeMar DeRozan, Canada is pretty great at picking athletic swing mans that never win.
Game Winner: I think George Hill is leading the league in game winners made in this season.