And just so you know, posting may be a little limited here the next few days. We're celebrating the holiday weekend just like the rest of you. But don't be afraid to stop by and post in the comments section from time to time. Good conversation is always appreciated.
Nationally Televised Games:
Heat at Magic - Dwyane Wade owns the Magic when it comes to putting up big numbers. His career scoring average there is higher than against any other team. Yet the Magic have won 12 of the past 13. That's an excellent reminder there's more to winning basketball games than individual scoring efforts.
All The Other Games:
Clippers at Pacers - The Pacers have lost four straight. The Clippers have won two straight. But they're still the Clippers, and Donald Sterling is still delusional.
Raptors at Bobcats - Toronto is averaging 107.4 points per game. They are also losing quite a bit. When oh when will NBA teams learn that defense is good?
76ers at Celtics - The Celtics may be slowing down, and Sheed may be jacking up threes without second thought, but these 76ers just aren't very good. Andre Iguodala leads his team in points, boards, assists, AND steals. Doesn't Elton Brand play for this team? Didn't he used to be kinda good?
Bucks at Hornets - Alright, I'm halfway on the Brandon Jennings bandwagon. He had a crappy night his last game, but he's still impressive. Unfortunately, he gets to play against the rejuvenated Hornets tonight. And the Hornets have won seven straight against the Bucks. Good luck with that, Brandon.
Crabs at Pistons - Remember when the Pistons were good? 2004 sure seems like a hell of a long time ago now, doesn't it?
Nuggets at Timberwolves - Remember when the Timberwolves were good? Yeah, me neither. But they're one win ahead of New Jersey!!
Mavericks at Rockets - Does anybody else expect the Mavs to be angry enough after losing to the Warriors to play hard early on in this game? Unfortunately, they're tired, and the Rockets have plenty of rest. Not good.
Warriors at Spurs - The Spurs may not be an elite team at the moment, but they at least have more rested players than the six player lineup the Warriors trotted out last night.
Grizzlies at Suns - Memphis has won four of five games lately. Phoenix has won fourteen consecutive home games. For some reason, I can see Phoenix coming out ahead in this battle of statistics. (By the way, Steve Nash is kind of a good point guard. Who knew?)
Nyets at Trailblazers - Oh, no. New Jersey on the road? Really? This would be my pick for Bawful Game of the Night, except for...
Knicks at Kings - New York and the Maloofs, everybody!