Get down wit' yo bad self, Spoelstra
First things first: happy trails, Flip Saunders. I'll miss your amazingly fun name, terrible hair and goofy expressions of frustration. Someone, please hire Flip ASAP.
Oh, plus there's this
: "Will most miss Flip Saunders' postgame quote sheet, which
was often must-read. As close as you'll get to seeing 'I hate my team' in
Beyond that, I am going to give you some extra bawful tonight. There were so many great Monday night game pictures I missed posting yesterday that I needed to share them tonight. I'm sure you won't mind.
Worst of Monday Night in Pictures:
I'm so glad Flip was fired. Not sure how much longer he could retain his sanity coaching that team.
Larry Drew gets his ties from the Dilbert Collection
You're not doing anything to dissuade the Frankenstein's Monster jokes, Kevin...
Worst of Last Night in Pictures:
In the immortal words of Hedo... Ball.
Paul Silas tries hypnotizing Tyrus Thomas. Hey, it's worth a shot at this point, right?
Nationally Televised Games:
Pacers at Bulls, NBA TV, 8:00pm:
"Damn Marreese, quit trying to whisper sweet nothings in my ear!"
The Pacers are one of the better defensive teams, and one of the best rebounding teams. They're fresh off a loss to the Magic and probably ready for a little justice. The Bulls might have their hands full here. That being said, the Bulls are the best defensive team and second in rebounds per game to only the Pacers. I'm excited for this game, guys.
Clippers at Lakers, NBA TV, 10:30pm:
THE BATTLE OF LA. OMG OMG OMG! THIS GAME IS IMPORTANT. SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.
All The Other Games:
Knicks at Cavaliers, 7:00pm:
Nothing like delivering an absolute ass-whupping to the Bobcraps to get you out of a funk, right? The Knickerbockers might actually show up for this game. (Emphasis on "might." I make zero guarantees with this team.)
Nyets at 76ers:
If there's a better way for the Sixers to start a home stand, I don't know it. Well, I take that back. I guess they could start the home stand against a team of elementary school kids. But barring that, this is a pretty good substitute.
Wizards Generals, 7:00pm:
Dead coach bounce alert!! Dead coach bounce alert!!
Heat at Pistons, 7:30pm:
I'm looking at the Pistons news feed on ESPN.com right now. If you feel like being depressed, go read it
for a few minutes. Brutal. Can someone please help turn this team around? I miss their excellent team play when they won the title just a few short years ago. I remember some people complaining about them being boring, but I liked them and they were actually competitive.
Bucks at Rockets, 8:00pm:
A nice little stat for you. This 7 game winning streak the Rockets are riding is the longest since their ridiculous franchise record 22-game run in 2008. Good times.
Hornets at Thunder, 8:00pm:
The Thunder have won a nice nine out of their last 10. But they lost to the friggin' Generals. So I have no expectations for this game.
Timberwolves at Mavericks, 8:30pm:
The Mavs have won two straight without Dirk. Wounded Tiger theory? Or just favorable scheduling? (Hint: it's the latter.)
Hawks at Spurs, 8:30pm:
A moment to put things into perspective: Tim Duncan is having a pretty awful year compared to his standards. But he's still averaging 13.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. Respect.
Craptors at Jazz, 9:00pm:
Well, the Craptors got their one novelty win out of the way last night. Time to go back to rollerblading down stairs, right? (Seriously, Toronto fans. I don't hate your team. I just love that video of your mascot failing so, so hard.)
Nuggets at Kings, 10:00pm:
The last time these two teams met on January 6th, the Nuggets bench scored 62 points. Their bench outscored the entire Magic roster's total against Boston the other night. Could Excremento show up looking for a little revenge? Or will it not matter because they're Excremento?
Trail Blazers at Warriors, 10:30pm:
Fun stat of the day: Jeremy Tyler's PER in the 1.3 minutes of playing time he's averaged in six games? Negative
8.3. We salute your commitment to being bawful, Jeremy.
Labels: Bawful After Dark, pictures galore