The league is finally taking notice of the Denver Nuggets win streak of 14 games (there’s not another streak going on is there?), as they survived a near upset to the terrible 76ers at home last night. ¬†The Nuggets are 31-3 at home. ¬†Rocky Mountain air! ¬†Get me an oxygen tank! ¬†The 76ers owner even slammed his team on Twitter. ¬†Doug Collins has got to be about to go on a Mel Gibson-esque tirade. ¬†Maybe paint his face like¬†Braveheart¬† and drive the tanker truck from¬†The Road Warrior¬†like in South Park. ¬†If he coaches again next year, it will be the biggest accomplishment in sports. ¬†We used to say that Oscar Pistorius, but you don’t hear that as much anymore.
Led by the late game heroics of one of my biggest supported players since I took over, Corey Brewer¬†brewed up 10-18 FG (5-6 3PTM) 29 Pts 1 Reb 5 Stls and 1 Blk. ¬†“Stealin’ and Shottin’!” ¬†Imagine I said that like Spike Lee’s “Stoppin’ and Poppin’, Postin’ and Toastin'” and you get the frame of mind I’m going for. ¬†Hey, I’m white, spoken word isn’t my forte which is why I’m writing this blog, not on the street corner yelling fantasy advice with a megaphone.
Here’s what else went down last night in the NBA:
Nate Robinson – Used my fantasy¬†vitriol as rocket fuel to throw down this nasty dunk last night. ¬†¬†“That JB Gilpin is such a ponce I will use it as fodder for my upcoming match this evening.” ¬†Reportedly that’s what he said in the locker room to reporters. ¬†Still only went 4-12 FG with 8 Pts and 9 Asts in 31 minutes off the bench. ¬†Not bad, but not good. ¬†Still playing behind an equally bad Kirk Hinrich. ¬†Hate continues.
Andre Miller –¬†Got the start with Ty Lawson missing the game with the ironic injury of his heel. ¬†Musta been stuck in tar-ty-har-har! ¬†Doesn’t sound like Lawson will miss much time, but might give Miller a few extra minutes. ¬†In 40 last night, the old vet went 9-14 FG 21 Pts 3 Rebs 8 Asts and 1 Stl. ¬†Worth a look especially with the gimpy Ty.
Jrue Holiday –¬†18-6-15-4-1. ¬†Monssssssster. ¬†Too bad he effs up a late position unaware of the shot clock. ¬†Fantasy owners don’t care.
Dorell Wright –¬†Fantasy owners do care when you don’t do anything after a solid run. ¬†0 Pts 1 Reb 1 Ast 1 Stl in 15 minutes. ¬†If that’s one of the outcomes of a Wright game, later bro.
Damien Wilkins –¬†Has gotten a few starts and had probably his best game of the year going 10-15 FG (2-4 3PTM) 24 Pts 1 Reb 2 Asts and 4 Stls. ¬†Worth a look in deeper leagues, but with the mess that is the 76ers, don’t expect anything consistent.
J.J. Hickson –¬†9 Pts and 21 Rebs. ¬†Easy to get a 20 board game with Nate Robinson throwing up bricks on the other team.
Marcus Thornton –¬†Only 10 minutes and 2 points last night… Sorry, means less ThrAGNOFF.¬† A big reason was probably…
Tyreke Evens –¬†… back to full strength and played dirty in 39 minutes in a Kings win. ¬†Did you know they are 19-15 at home? ¬†If you move them they will win like, no games. ¬†Evans was 8-11 FG 21 Pts 5 Rebs and 5 Asts. ¬†Efficient.
Nikola Pekovic –¬†Like I said in his last start, I think he looks fine and returned to his double-double ways going 18-12. ¬†Be sure he’s activated on your roster if you IR-ed him, or see if any¬†desperate¬†owners cut him loose.
Chase Budinger –¬†After missing virtually the entire season, the human pastry went 9-4 in 18 minutes. ¬†Not terrible at all. ¬†If you are in a deep league and need a flier player for scoring, he might be your guy.
Tournament Update:¬†The Razzball March Madness pool is led by DrooNutz with his Jan-Feb-Izzo-April bracket getting 14 of 16 games right in one day of action. ¬†You missed the Harvard upset man! ¬†But so did 95% of America. ¬†I’m right there with 12 of 16 and no Sweet 16 teams knocked out yet. ¬†Full update will come once the Sweet 16 is rounded out.
Game Tonight:¬†The Heat go for 24 against the Pistons! ¬†Should be an easy win, but as we’ve seen from streaking teams, the Cavs and 76ers have proved tough foes. ¬†I will be tweeting out updates just to be in the Twitter influx of LeBron tweets. ¬†Have a great weekend Razzball Nation!