Mr. Bawful has empowered me to try something new here and give you guys a quick preview of all the games going on tonight. This way you'll know what to look for when you're watching the games, and so you'll have a place to comment on the action as it's happening or after it's happened. You know, something to fill in between the Worst Ofs. If you guys like this maybe we'll keep doing it, so let us know what you think in the comments.

Nationally televised games tonight:
Cavs at Wizards - aka "the rivalry that isn't", as Agent Zero looks to Hibachi up some Crabs to get his Wiz their 3rd win in 10 tries. No word on whether Soulja Boy will be in attendance.

Spurs at Mavs - Wasn't San Antonio supposed to be a title contender? Spurs looking for first road win of the year AND looking to climb above .500 at the same time against Dirk and his Digglers.

All the other games:
Warriors at Celtics - Look for Nellie to be drinking heavily before, during and after this one as the Warriors play the bug to Boston's windshield.

Heat at Hawks - This ain't your Daddy's Hawks, and you can tell that just by noticing that Mario West is no longer on the roster. This is also a matchup of the two best teams who have the hardest time drawing a crowd to watch em play. No wonder it's not being televised nationally.

Knicks at Pacers - Every soda fountain and barber shop in Kokomo will be closed early tonight while everyone watches the Knicks go for their tenth loss in eleven games. Or maybe Mike D'Antoni conjures a new Nash out of thin air. You decide.

Thunder at Magic - Two things to look for in this one: the Thunder are actually good and Jason Williams is actually starting for an NBA team.

Bobcats at 76ers - I know what you're thinking: Maurice Speights isn't playing so why bother watching, right? But don't you want to see Capt'n Jack give a clinic in how to play inefficient basketball while Larry Brown goes crazy on the bench? Yeah, me neither.

Nets at Bucks - Brandon Jennings just scored 55 a few days ago and the Nyets have won as many games this year as I have. Might be some fireworks in this one from the guy who's narrowly trailing Blake Griffin in the Rookie of the Year race at this point.

Clippers at Grizzlies - Here it is folks, your Basketbawful Game of the Night. Need I say more?

Rockets at Timberwolves - If Phil Jackson's version of the triangle offense couldn't score against these scrappy Houstonians, what do you think Kurt Rambis' version of it is gonna do?

Raptors at Jazz - Bosh vs. Boozer sounds like it could be fun, but I'm guessing it won't be.

Pistons at Trail Blazers - The Oden Watch continues tonight, though it's doubtful that Ben Wallace is packing the requisite offensive game to get our boy into foul trouble at his usual rate.

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Blogger 49er16 said...
I like it. You guys ever think about live blogging the Bawful?

I like this turns me on...

And if the Pacers of Indiana, National Basketball Assocation, can defeat the Celtics, then surely the War.....Bwahahaa, I swear to god I tried to say that with a straight face!

Anonymous flip said...
Great idea.
Any idea that brings more Bawful into our lives is a good one.
Keep it up or suffer the wrath of Doom!

Blogger chris said...
49er16: That's something I think would be absolutely awesome and probably work best with those nationally-televised-only evenings!

Blogger Unknown said...
Larry Hughes just approached triple double territory. That is unacceptable. I demand the universe to return to normal.

Anonymous Janae said...
I like it... we have League Pass, so this helps me narrow it down. Thanks!

Blogger Wild Yams said...
OK, you've got to check out these highlights from tonight's Basketbawful Game of the Night: Clippers at Grizzlies, but rather than watch the actual in game action, just look at how empty the arena is. It is staggering how few people there were to see this game tonight! It looks like watching a closed practice scrimmage or something. Even the guys doing the recap from NBATV immediately start talking about how empty the place is. It's pretty clear why this game was the Basketbawful Game of the Night. Also, this comment from the game thread over at was pretty fantastic. BTW, way to go Clips, you got absolutely blown out by a truly atrocious team tonight. Without question, the Clippers are who we thought they were.

Gotta give credit to the Crabs and Pacers tonight. Cleveland snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by turning a 17 point first half lead into a 17 point loss by the time the final buzzer sounded; and Indiana proved that just cause they can beat the Celtics at home, doesn't mean we should expect them to stop the Knicks from picking up their second win of the year on that same court. In other news, the Spurs are still suffering from a chronic case of being old and that doesn't seem to be going away any time soon.

Blogger Circle said...
according to Yahoo Sports

WASHINGTON (AP)—LeBron James hurt his left wrist by banging it on the basket while dunking late in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 108-91 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

“I hit it pretty bad on the rim,” said James, who iced his wrist in the locker room after the game. “It’s like you hit your funny bone, but it’s not funny at all.”

He said it happened on one of his driving dunks that closed Cleveland’s scoring with more than 2 minutes left.

“Didn’t feel good at the time,” said James, who added that he hurt the same wrist earlier this season.;_ylt=AlYTxTw.Zu.LPOJlO6C9rDe8vLYF?slug=ap-cavaliers-jameshurt&prov=ap&type=lgns

Blogger Don Ebay Mølse said...
im not sure what to make of this preview-thing.
I just want to tune in to the best game, and then watch as possible bawful materializes, while i get excited about what a great game basketball is.
Dont really want to deliberatly look for bawful in a game.

A live-blog could be fun though i think.

Blogger Vladamir said...
yeah keep it up. Vitamin Bawful.

Blogger 49er16 said...
@Chris, that was what I was thinking of. Live blog the TNT Thursday night games.

Anonymous Raffy said...
good ideah