Gotta love Colorado. All the hippies, all the ganja. I went to Denver last year (not for that) and really enjoyed the city and caught a few Rockies games. That town loves their sports teams. Have you ever watched sports high? It’s awwwwwwesome. Well then again, I guess everything you like is intensified in aurae of sweeeeeet. And then if your team loses, you can just laugh it off like Brad Pitt in True Romance.
Fantasy wise, the Nuggets feature tons of options, but there enlies a bit of a conundrum as there are some hit and miss nights. I’m a big Corey Brewer fan, but he has some down nights, I really like Danilo Gallinari as a big 3 but he goes cold some nights (went 4-17 last night), and Kosta Koufos, who is criminally underrated and unmentioned on that team, played only 16 minutes yesterday. It really is a revolving door with a lot of those guys - Andre Miller almost hit a triple-double last night while Wilson Chandler only scored 9 following up 35 two games ago. It’s kinda like a fantasy wheel of fortune. You get jackpots and a trip to Tahiti with Tehol (although I would prefer Bankrupt there), or you have Lose A Turn or Bankrupt. See if you can figure this one out. _ _ R_ _ _ _ _ R _ U_ _ _ INC_ N _ I _ _ _ _ _ R_ _ _ _ _ _I _ _ _. Girlie Porn User Incontinence Rigamortis? Close! It’s George Karl Uses Inconsistent Rotations. OK, I officially never want to become a Wheel Of Fortune puzzle maker.
Here’s what else went down last night:
Tobias Harris - Really did blow hard last night! 3-13 from the field and 0-2 at the stripe. Was a real analrapist to my percentages. The entire Magic offense was absolutely anemic. Still had 9 boards 2 assists and 2 blocks to keep his game from eschewing a television actor.
Jamal Crawford - Was murderous last night, shooting 7-12 FG (5-8 3PTM) 6-6 FT 25 Pts with 3 Asts and 2 Stls. He looks like he could be 18-years old too. Good to see his scoring coming back.
Tyler Hansbrough - Like I said yesterday, if Hansbrough starts he’s a double-double machine, and sure enough 14-14 last night. Had to leave after a buzzer-beater tip in at the end of the third with “stomache cramps.” I was joking with Duke fans that they were obviously menstrual cramps. He seriously walked off the court all willy-nilly like a T-Rex with muscular sclerosis. Apparently he could have re-entered the game, so if West misses another game, re-enter Hansbrough into your lineup.
Gerald Green - Scored 15 off the bench, but most of those came in mop up duty in his 20 minutes. Nice to see 8 rebounds as well, but until he’s a mainstay in the rotation in close games, I’m not buying it.
Monta Ellis - Nearly got a triple-double. The stat categories were mostly in double-digits, mostly. 21-9-8, and throw in 3 steals and 3 blocks for good measure. A super rainbow line. Daddy likey.
J.J. Hickson - 8 Pts and 11 Rebs in 30 minutes. Big uptick from what seems to be an outlier of only 16 minutes two nights ago. Keep up the minutes and Hick will give deliverance!
Wesley Matthews - Was bangin’ em all night like visiting the easy sorority house. Was 10-20 from the floor and 7-11 from deep for 28 big ones. Had been in a little bit of a shooting slump, so it’s good to see him have the hot hand.
Toney Douglas - Speaking of hot hands, Douglas was en fuego last night, going 6-10 FG (3-5 3PTM) for 19 points and chipped in 7 assists. Closed out the game over Isaiah Thomas in a huge upset beating the Clippers. A very quiet good run here for Douglas scoring double digits in 3 straight, shooting over 50% in all 3, and chipping in a few steals and assists. Deep leagues keep an eye out.
Marcus Thornton - Douglas’ running mate down the stretch was the Bayou Bomber who was also stroking it going 6-10 from deep for 25 pts in 30 minutes off the bench. Had a terrible game against Chicago last week, but looks back on track now.
Jason Thompson - Head butted with DeAndre Jordan and had to leave the game after only 15 pretty unproductive minutes. He was back on the bench with a band-aided eyebrow and he looked in good spirits, so I doubt there’s any concussion issues or that he’ll miss any time.
DeAndre Jordan – With about 5:00 left and the game tied, the Kings went to hack-a-Jordan, who promptly went 1-4 from the line then got subbed out. Gonna have minutes shrinkage down the stretch like Newman. Who I think is the correct reference, my Seinfeld knowledge is lackluster at best. Can someone confirm that?
JaVale McGee - 7 pts and only 3 Rebs in 16 minutes. No blocks either. Only 5 blocks and 21 rebounds in his last 5 games. That’s only 1 block and a little over 4 boards a game using my abacus. Becoming droppable again.
Andre Miller - One of the sexiest 23 minutes I’ve ever seen. Because usually the best moments for me last 1 to 2 minutes tops. Almost hit the triple dub going 6-11 FG 20 Pts 7 Rebs 9 Asts and a steal. Now 22 assists in his last two games and is a guy that can get you a few stats, but don’t expect these lines down the stretch.
Wilson Chandler - Followed up 35 two nights ago with only 9 last night. Every once in a while, Chandler sells his soul to the devil for minutes and shots. He’ll sell it again soon.
Game Tonight: Nets @ Mavs. While all eyes go on LeBron returning to Cleveland trying to push the streak, I get to watch two pretty boring teams. Could be a sleeper NBA Finals matchup! Wow, hard to even make that joke. Shoot your comments below!