The league has been a guard's game for a while now, so it is nice that we can finally to pay tribute to the forgotten tall guys. Brook Lopez went for 35 points (13 of 20 shooting), and 11 rebounds in the Brooklyn Nets' second straight win under P.J. Carlesimo, which totally means nothing because the teams they beat were the Charlotte Bobcats and Cleveland Cavaliers. I just wanted to type his awesome last name.
Luis Scola is another big man, a very hairy one that ironically plays for the Phoenix Suns. He had 33 points on 26 shots, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks in the loss to more big men on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Three taller players from the Timberwolves scored at least 20 points on Saturday. Nikola Pekovic led them all with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Love got 23 points and 18 rebounds. Andrei Kirilenko did a little bit of other things, 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Pretty good night from the big guys. The Wolves still suck at handshakes though.
Rookie Watch: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out did his former Kentucky teammate, Antony Davis in their NBA team match up. However, his 22 points (11 of 14), and 9 rebounds were not enough to get the Charlotte Bobcats the W over the New Orleans Hornets.
Return of the Sleepy Eyes: In his first game of season, Eric Gordon showed no signs of knee problems. He dropped 24 points, dished out 7 assists and stole 2 balls in just 25 minutes of play. Looks like his contract was worth it after all.
True Story: The tale of Avery Johnson's termination.
Goggles: Kevin Durant got new eye wear to compete with Russell Westbrook. (Via: @dailythunder)
Strategy Meeting: Goran Dragic is buttering up one of the NBA Officials. (Via: @1ambatman)
Whoops: Derrick Williams is always the reason why Ricky Rubio and Alexey Shved don't have 10 assists a game. I am pretty sure he leads the league in bricking dunks.
BANK: Don't believe what Shannon Brown said, I was there, he didn't call it. Okay, I lied, but my point is just as valid. (Via: @cjzero)
Andre^2: Non Athletic Andre lobs the ball to Athletic Andre because they can and they know the reverse won't happen.
The Circus is in town: Ring Master Toney Douglas pulls off his biggest trick right at the buzzer.