Sorry, Chris Bosh. ¬†You don’t get to be called “The Big 1.”
As suspected, both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade sat out against the Knicks, and Carmelo Anthony went bonkers. ¬†“I better play well with those guys out, because if we see them in the playoffs I’m gonna blow.” ¬†Ok, that’s my attempt at his inner monologue. ¬†So it might not be right at all the time, big deal. ¬†It’s kinda like when you try to read NBA players lips and they say the craziest things. ¬†That Bosh freeze frame is fantastic.
Here’s what else went down in a light night of NBA action:
J.R. Smith –¬†Had his worst game in a while only shooting 5-15 for 14 Pts. ¬†Tough when Melo is on fire.
Mike Miller –¬†Wait, that Mike MIller? ¬†Yup! ¬†Finally started to get some minutes, and had his best line of the season going 7-12 FG (4-8 3PTM) 18 Pts 8 Reb 4 Asts 1 Stl and 2 Blks. ¬†Sheesh that looks good! ¬†Not too women say that about Miller though… ¬†Played 37 minutes in the start with the LeBron and Wade benchings and is a little interesting as a streamer when those guys get benched again. ¬†Deep leaguers, keep him on your radar.
John Wall –¬†Bulls defense? ¬†What Bulls defense? ¬†27-8-9 with 3 Blks. ¬†Well, when you’re Nate Robinson, you’re gonna get stuffed a lot. ¬†OK so I have no idea who the blocks were against, but that’s who my money is on. ¬†11-13 at the FT line as Wall continues to put up big games at the stripe. ¬†Keep driving!
Nate Robinson –¬†Does nothing good for you. ¬†Sure 17 Pts is fine I guess, but 7-16 shooting, 1-7 from deep, 2-4 FT and only 2 Rebs and 3 Asts. ¬†Oakland values Carson Palmer more than that line.
Luol Deng –¬†Has a huge week last week shooing from deep, then goes 0-3 last night. ¬†Deng almost cost me the finals in one league, but I eked it out. ¬†Plus he went to Duke. ¬†I really hate the Bulls.
Garrett Temple –¬†Got another “start” and played 14 minutes. ¬†Mentioned only because I used him as a streamer a few games back and the Wizards are false advertising with their starting lineups (28+ minutes in 12 straight, 13 and 14 minutes last 2).
Kobe Bryant –¬†Triple those dubs, Kobe! ¬†23-10-11-4-2. ¬†Also a rainbow line! ¬†Just trying to outshine Shaq yet again on the night he got his number retired. ¬†What a narcissist.
Dwight Howard –¬†Everything is there to be a Shaq impersonator. ¬†7-12 shooting. ¬†Check. ¬†24 Pts. ¬†Check. ¬†12 Boards. ¬†Check. ¬†10-20 from the free throw line. ¬†Big mother effin check.
Earl Clark –¬†No Metta World means a little extra run for Clark, who made the most of his 29 minutes off the bench last night to go 17-12 with 3 3’s and 5 Blks. ¬†Pretty solid affair. ¬†Thomas Crown agrees.
Brandan Wright –¬†Only got 18 minutes in a game where Dallas shat the bed. ¬†Had a +2 in +/- and was the only Maverick not in the minuses. ¬†A good stream for Blks (had 3 last night), but if you don’t need those, can’t use until he gets more consistency.
Next Game –¬†Wizards @ Raptors¬†then¬†Nuggets @ Jazz¬†tonight. ¬†One dud then a great showdown in the West. ¬†¬†Shoot your comments below, win that hardware Razzball Nation!