I wonder what the public opinion really is on Anonymous, the computer hacking collective… I like them, they expose top-level greed – a mix between Russell Crowe in Robin Hood and in The Insider. ¬†OK so he wasn’t a hacker in¬†The Insider, but did the same type thing Anonymous does. ¬†Anonymous hacked Bank of America last month and found they were using worthless Social Media searches to profile activists and their salary information was on a server in Tel Aviv. ¬†Say what? ¬†I thought it was Bank of ‘Murica not Bank of Israel! ¬†Well the Orlando Magic knew they needed some hacking to try and beat the Lakers with Dwight Howard returning to Orlando last night. ¬†With the crowd booing Howard from the moment he stepped on the floor, the Magic tried some psychological warfare, fouling Dwight every opportunity and giving him 39 free throw attempts. ¬†Thirty-nine! ¬†I don’t think I’ve taken that many free throws ever. ¬†Now imagine 15,000 fans yelling at you every time. ¬†Dwight made 25 of em, capping a 39-16 and 3 block night in his return to O-Town. ¬†One of the best returns to a former team in NBA history, but the Magic just plain handed him 25 of those points. ¬†The Magic are terrible (minus Tobias Harris – read below) and the Lakers, while a soap opera, I think make the playoffs. ¬†A good career move for Dwight. ¬†Just hope he doesn’t store his salary on a server in Tel Aviv.
Here’s what else went down last night across the NBA:
Ricky Rubio –¬†Triple Double! ¬†Or according to Google Translate – ¬°Triple Doble! That’s the kind of Spanish I like to do. ¬†Why couldn’t it be that easy in high school… 21-13-12. ¬†¬°Ay-yay-yay! ¬†¬°Caliente! OK so I had to look up how to do the upside down exclamation point and I’m getting carried away.
Tobias Harris –¬†No longer a mere mortal. ¬†I was on the Harris bus right away (from the moment he got traded!), and feels good to get a call right! ¬†Well I didn’t think he’d be starting and playing 40 mother f minutes. ¬†But glad he’s on all my teams! ¬†Went 7-17 FG (3-5 3PTM) 17 Pts 15 Rebs 2 Asts 1 Stl and 3 Blks. ¬†One of those blocks was a big one on Dwight. ¬†Love it.
Gerald Henderson –¬†Had an explosion of awesome with 35 Pts in a shocking 26-point win against the Celtics. ¬†Went 12-12 at the free throw line. ¬†Don’t hack a Henderson, Orlando! ¬†If he continues to get to the line like he has the past 3 games, he can be a consistent scorer.
Paul Pierce –¬†Doc gave Pierce a rest. ¬†Gotta do what the Doc says.
Byron Mullens –¬†Played 11 minutes then strained his back. ¬†If you haven’t dropped him yet like I suggested, do it already!
Josh McRoberts –¬†Will be the biggest benefactor with Mullens either out or off the bench, and went 13-10 with a 3 last night. ¬†Deep leaguers need to keep an eye on him.
John Wall –¬†Had his best game of the season last night going 27-7-14. ¬†13-14 from the line as well. ¬†Attack the bucket and good things happen!
Emeka Okafor –¬†18-11-1-1-2. ¬†I’m gonna start calling him Old Ironsides. ¬†Dependable for a good game in the paint.
Greivis Vasquez –¬†15 Pts and 14 Asts. ¬†Continues to¬†facilitate¬†for the young future Pelicans.
Brook Lopez –¬†10-15 FG 26 Pts 5 Rebs 1 Stl 3 Blks, and one posterization of his twin brother. ¬†Sounded like Brooklyn then went into a soccer chant. ¬†Robin Lopez is such a tosser! ¬†Is that even a British thing?
Andray Blatche –¬†When he gets the minutes he can contribute, scoring 18 for the second time in three games. ¬†Show me the minutes! ¬†Show me the Carfax! ¬†Show me the Car Fox! ¬†Show me the Star Fox! ¬†Man I miss that game.
LeBron James –¬†Two straight meh games from the NBA’s best fantasy option. ¬†15-7-7 and 3-11 from the floor last night. ¬†Need to start getting it together for the playoffs, Bron Bron! ¬†Not like your team has won 19 straight or anything.
Shawn Marion –¬†Missed his third straight game with the calf injury. ¬†Gave¬†Jae Crowder the start who played a whopping ¬†36 minutes. ¬†They showed him the minutes! ¬†Went 14-8-3. ¬†Marion should be back soon.
Tiago Splitter –¬†Started at center and went 1-10. ¬†Sheesh! ¬†It’s hard to believe the Spurs lost with a starting lineup of Matt Bonner, Stephen Jackson, Splitter, Cory Joseph and Danny Green. ¬†OK so that was sarcasm. ¬†I guess when you have the most wins in the NBA you can punt a game or two.
Chris Johnson (MIN) –¬†Played 22 minutes off the bench and racked up 6 blocks. ¬†Well when the opposing team’s starting front court are those first three mentioned above with a total vertical of 19 inches, you’re gonna be able to swat a few. ¬†11 blocks now in his last 3. ¬†If you need a few blocks, might be worth a spot start in very deep leagues.
Zack Randolph –¬†Returned after missing 4 games with an ankle injury to go a vintage 19-10 in 28 minutes. ¬†Welcome back, Z-Bo! ¬†Welcome to the bench Ed Davis!
Eric Maynor –¬†Wasn’t huge going 8-4, but in deep leagues, he’s gotten 20+ minutes in the last six and can get 8 assists on any given night. ¬†Worth a look if you’re strapped for assists, like I am in a league where I lost Rondo.
Game Tonight:¬†I‚Äôve got highlights for the Jazz at Thunder tonight. ¬†I still think the Thunder play angry after getting beat up by the Spurs Monday night. ¬†As always shoot your comments below, thanks for reading Razzball Nation!