Cheer up, Danny Granger. You get to play the Clippers at home tonight!

Welcome back to BAD, fellow hoops junkies. Happy Day-Before-Thanksgiving! To help you prepare your stomach for the unreasonable amounts of turkey you'll surely be consuming tomorrow, take it easy on the snacks tonight. That'll probably be hard to do, since I'm sure you'll feel compelled to go to the fridge just to get away from the TV for a few minutes during some of these less-compelling games. Consider it a test of your will. Pounds of glorious white and dark meat covered in gravy will be your reward for passing.

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!

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37 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Mavericks at Rockets - Does anybody else expect the Mavs to be angry enough after losing to the Clippers to play hard early on in this game? Unfortunately, they're tired, and the Rockets have plenty of rest. Not good."

Don't you mean the Warriors? aka the bawful team that somehow has the mav's collective nutsack in a vice grip?

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Dan, 'Sheed resents that "jacking up threes without a second thought" comment. I mean, he gives jacking up threes at least two or three thoughts: "Should I fade away? Fall to the right or left? Jump forward and try to draw the foul? Nah, I'll fade away, right after some chump gets his hand right up in my face..."

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Dont blame wade for having to score so much against the magic. The rest of the team freezes in terror when seeing Dwight Howard's biceps

Blogger Dan B. said...
Thanks Anon. Brainfart. Was rushing to finish typing that one while brewing a pitcher of tea and heard the tea finish in the microwave. (Yes, I have set a new record for most boring excuse in Bawful history) I just got done telling someone about that Warriors 6-player-win when I wrote that, no less, so I feel doubly stupid.

Bawful -- Point very well taken. Sadly.

Blogger Dan said...
Bawful - Sheed's also gotta think about whether to use his left or right hand. Dude's got a lot on his mind.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Was rushing to finish typing that one while brewing a pitcher of tea and heard the tea finish in the microwave. (Yes, I have set a new record for most boring excuse in Bawful history)

Pffft!

Duuuude. Never admit something like that! Make shit up if you have to. You were busy taking a bullet, or fighting off a zombie horde, something.

Blogger Dan B. said...
Bawful -- Come on. You of all people should know that a fresh pitcher of tea is necessary to fighting off a zombie horde. You've gotta stay hydrated.

So, by the way, all that stuff I wrote about D-Wade owning the Magic? So much for that. He's struggling big time on offense so far in the first half.

Anonymous Miller31 said...
For tomorrows Worst of the Night you should not write anything about the Pacers-Clippers game.. It can not be described how awful it is!

Blogger Dan B. said...
Vince Carter gives up another foul on a three point attempt from Jones. Unbelievable. Hubie Brown is dumbfounded: "For the same guy to to it twice in the same game to the same player... is beyond inexcusible. I don't know what the next level of inexcusable is, but... indefensibly inexcusable!"

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Dear Heat management.

Stop snubbing people in the offseason because they end up shitting all over you in game. First Thornton and now J-will? I can’t wait for Jamaal Tinsley to get his first career triple-double

Anonymous Less Inflammatory Name said...
The Not Answer Retired........let's all pour out some of our 40's for the bawfulness we lost this day.

Captcha: seddlev

As in "AI could have seddlev for being a dynamic bench scoring machine, but instead he seddleved for retiring....."

Blogger Buck Nasty said...
Clippers lose to Pacers in a game where neither team scored even 83 points. The Clippers broke a crappy streak that the Pacers were on. Way to take even more steps back. Has FireMikeDunleavy.com been invented yet?

Brb killing self.

Blogger Buck Nasty said...
Note: It (firemikedunleavy.com) is taken. Everyone should visit it to bump its page views.

D-Wade currently shooting 3 free-throws against hapless Orlando team. Hubie with fantastic commentary. I love that guy.

Blogger Dan B. said...
The Magic are positively disgusting to watch right now. No effort on the boards. Vince Carter just putting up bad shot after bad shot. Constant complaining about officiating. They have let Miami just absolutely take over this game.

(And of course as soon as I type this, we FINALLY see someone other than Vinsanity put up a jump shot, AND Dwight Howard goes to the stripe. My timing is always impeccable.)

Blogger 49er16 said...
Watching the Kings-Knicks game. The Knicks are really that bad.

Also there has only been five minutes played and Nocoini already has made 3 three-pointers.

Blogger 49er16 said...
Gotta love the Knicks. They are like a good comedy movie. If your feeling down, you can watch your favorite comedy and feel better.

Well that is the Knicks. When your favorite team has lost four straight(Kings), they can play the Knicks and make themselves feel better.

Blogger Dan B. said...
Well, that was a surprisingly entertaining fourth quarter in the Miami/Orlando game. Orlando really just let D-Wade take over the game for awhile, and they never got back in synch. Poor Jason Williams, he had such a good night, then bonked two straight free throws late. That hurt me just watching it.

49er16 -- Good analogy, I like it.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Boy did Jason Williams do his former team a favor. Beasley has really stepped his game up and made a helluva play. Maybe it was offensive goaltending but i dont give a shit! Great W for the heat baby!

Anonymous Lucas said...
Memphis currently has 9 assists to 12 turnovers. Steve Nash has 14 assists by himself. I don't know if I should laugh or feel pity.

Blogger 49er16 said...
Mike D'Antoni is once again yelling at Nate Robinson on the sidelines. The Knicks are truly epic to watch. The Kings are beating them by 15.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Btw, Clippers-Pacers makes me want to never stop punching myself in the groin ever again.

Blogger 49er16 said...
You want to know how bad the Knicks are? They are getting blown out by a Kings team without Kevin Martin, Francsico Garcia, and Beno Udrih.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Okay, seriously. Chris Kaman went 3-for-19. Al Thornton was 2-for-15. Camby was 6-for-15. The Clippers shot 32 percent as a team. And the Pacers STILL had to outscore them 31-14 in the fourth quarter to pull this one out. Gak.

And yeah, the Knick are bawful beyond imagining. LeBron will never, ever, EVER sign with this team, no matter how much money and how many endorsements they can offer. Won't happen. Nuh uh, no way.

Blogger Preveen said...
Hold the basketball : Dan B. makes tea in a microwave? Is this a common thing in the US? This is the first time I heard of it. And I live in one of the major tea producing countries of the world!

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
I am excited by these comments tonight, since I will be going to MSG in late December. High expectations for amazing bawful.

Blogger Clifton said...
Two possibly unintentionally-dirty-quote-machine quotes from the AP recap of the Suns-Grizz game:

Nash: "[The Grizzlies] wanted to stop our penetration..."

Amar''''''''''e: "I was taking what the defense was giving me."

In other news, Rob-Lo is finally set to make his season debut Friday night. Which is great, because his ludicrous hair looks even more ludicrous when paired with a three-piece suit.

Blogger Junior said...
From the Court Report by Matt Buser:

http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/blog/roto_arcade/post/Court-Report-Where-s-T-Mac-?urn=fantasy,204802



Another horrific night on offense for Chris Duhon(notes) (4 points, 2-of-9 shooting). Over his past nine games, he's averaged just 4.2 points on 19-percent (!) shooting and made just five of 30 attempts from three (17%).



Is this the same guy that was/is going to be the next Steve Nash?

Anonymous stormin Lormin said...
From the Recap of Mavs-Rockets:

Dirk Nowitzki also had 25 points, but it was Thomas and Terry clearly had a nice rhythm going between them.

“If he was white, he’d be Dirk,’’ Terry said of Thomas.

Before Terry could explain what he meant, Nowitzki chirped up: “That dunk he had definitely wasn’t white.’’

Blogger Dan B. said...
Thank God I didn't see that Clippers/Pacers game. The English language doesn't have a word descriptive enough for how freaking bad that game was just based on those numbers.

Preveen -- I'm from the South. We're all about our sweet tea down here. Take one cup of water, add a couple large teabags, microwave for two or two and a half minutes. Let it steep for another minute or two while you fill a large pitcher with water, add sugar, stir everything together. There you go. An entire pitcher of sweet tea in just minutes.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Special shoutout to the grizzlies for losing against the suns despite having a 49-29 rebound-advantage as well as to Amar''''''e who let Fat Randolph pull down 10 (!!!!) offensive boards.

Blogger Future Guy said...
I think Elton Brand is cursed. Think about it, he's a big man drafted by Jerry Krause (just like Brad Sellers, Stacey King, Will Perdue, and Dickey Simpkins) and he was traded to the Clippers. A good player may be able to escape one of those curses, but not both.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Dan B. -- Mmmm. Sweet tea. I love every trip to the south solely for the sweet tea. Need to know what tea bags (snicker) you use, and how much sugar.

Blogger Dan B. said...
Bawful -- I measure everything kinda by eye. (Where's the fun in making every pitcher taste exactly the same?) I'll have to actually measure out how much water, etc. I use the next time I fix a pitcher and e-mail you.

Blogger Clifton said...
Split a nutmeg, and throw the two halves of that and a stick of cinnamon in with your tea bags the next time you make sweet tea. You won't be sorry. (Don't use ground nutmeg or cinnamon, or you WILL be sorry.)

Anonymous AK Dave said...
"Split nutmeg... stick of cinnimon...tea bags" LOL AAAaaaaaand I'm perverted.

Anonymous Adrià said...
Fat Randolph is better than Z-Bo, I think. I suggest Eddy McFlurry, Failton Brand, Hwight Doward and Bobe Kryant.

Blogger chris said...
AnacondaHL: You're going to the grand arena named after an unhealthy additive in Chinese food.

Awesome.

Hopefully you can witness home-team booing the likes of never have been seen before.

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