NBA officials just invented a time machine to travel back in time and T up Sir Charles
(via Andy Gray's SI Vault)
Is there anything worse than that post-holiday hangover? I'm still sweating bacon grease after celebrating Birdmas.Worst of the Night in Pictures: I bet that Geico Gecko can really ball. He's at least a 6th man for the Nets, right? So, this was the most awkward hug ever, right? I mean, if their legs so much as bumped into each other, that'd be dual career-ending injuries The Lakers let this guy light them up?Nationally Televised Games:Nuggets at Celtics, ESPN, 7pm:
Rajon Rondo is scheduled to return to the lineup for this game. Hell. Yes. This will be a fun game to watch.All the Other Games:Bulls at Cavaliers, 7pm:
This game may not be quite so fun to watch, courtesy of the poor Cavaliers.Craptors at Knicks, 7:30pm:
Amar''''e is looking to become just the second player in team history to score 30 in six consecutive games (which the Craptors defense can certainly allow), and the Knicks are riding high right now. They've won 10 of their last 11 thanks to a stretch in their schedule softer than the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man falling in a pillow factory. So I'm really going to enjoy seeing them drop 10 of 11 when their schedule corrects itself in the coming weeks as noted in the WOTN.Pistons at Hornets, 8pm:
Can we all just agree that the Hornets are a mess right now thanks to this whole ownership deal combined with their on-court product?Pacers at Bucks, 8pm:
Can we please have a moment of silence for the jump shot of every Bucks player? It was officially declared dead Monday with their 35 point first half effort against Miami.Thunder at Timberwolves, 8pm:
Uh oh. Darko left Monday's game early with an injury to his right quadriceps, and his status is unknown. Could his stretch of comptetence be in serious danger? (I can hear the cries from Minnesota from here! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
")Warriors at Spurs, 8:30pm:
Remember what Bawful said in the WOTN post about "career highs" and "season highs" always being set against the Warriors? Here's something even more bawful than that: the Spurs have beaten the Warriors 24 straight times in San Antonio. You read that right. Twenty four. Yes, that is the longest active home streak against a single opponent. Ladies and gentlemen, the Gol_en State Warriors!Grizzlies at Suns, 9pm:
And remember when these guys battled their way into a double-overtime thriller just a few weeks ago? I love the Suns, but come on, that was against the Grizzlies. And now they melted down last night in the 4th quarter against the Frail Blazers. I don't want to predict anything about this game.Heat at Jazz, 9pm:
Opening line to the STATS LLC preview of this game: "Much of the criticism surrounding the Miami Heat for their lackluster start has dissolved with the team reeling off five straight wins." Has it? Really? Has it? The fact that they've won five meaningless games against inferior opponents has dissolved much of the criticism? Does nobody read this blog???
Wizards Generals at Kings, 10pm:
I feel confident in saying that this game will be completely, totally, utterly unwatchable whenever John Wall and Tyreke Evans aren't on the floor.Lakers at Clippers, 10:30pm:
Word is Andrew Bynum plans to return to action on December 14
Generals. In related news, Bynum plans to return to the IR for his next knee injury on December 15.
Labels: Bawful After Dark, New York Knicks