Now here's a guy who could actually make armpit-hair defense work(via Andy Gray's SI Vault)
Ah, the weekend. Time for BAD, and time for bad basketball. We're throwing the double-team on you tonight. I'll be covering tonight's games, and Wild Yams will be previewing the Saturday and Sunday games.
In case you didn't know already, there are no ESPN games tonight, but we will have two afternoon games on ABC this Sunday. Oh, and even though I finally got the NBA League Pass Broadband deal, I still won't be able to watch Celtics/Hawks tonight. It's nationally broadcast on NBA TV (which my cable provider does not offer), so it's blacked out from online coverage. Ugh.
Before we move on, you really ought to open this link up in another window and read it for a minute: Gilbert Arenas may be smarter than we thought
. Poor Washington. I really do feel bad for you.
Oh, and one word: "Ball
."Worst of the Night in Pictures: "You're going to try to defend me, Dudley? Really?" "I am fabulous!!!" "Look at me! I'm actually playing in a game!!" "Here Goran, let me get that shoelace for you"Nationally Televised Friday Games:Celtics at Hawks:
The Hawks who have owned the C's this year? Gimpy KG playing like somebody took out his knee with a shotgun? I don't want to talk about this game. I'm just going to assume this will be another Hawks win and try to move on.All The Other Friday Games:Crabs at Pacers:
Whenever J.J. Hickson has scored higher than his average of 6.9 points per game, the Crabs are 19-0. Now, the true question: is this statistically relevant, or is it comparable to AnacondaHL's awesome stastical-twisting analysis of the greatness that is Mario West
?Lakers at 76ers:
The 76ers actually have won more games on the road than at home this year. Then again, when you only have 15 total wins, that's not that
hard to do I suppose...Bulls at Hornets:
Not only have the Bulls managed to win four straight on the road against tough competition, they've held those opponents to 49% shooting. This team never
played defense like that last year or earlier this year. Somebody check their shoes for Flubber
!Heat at Pistons:
The Heat are already, of course, the "Bipolar Girlfriend at That Time of the Month on Crystal Meth" team of 2009-2010, but now they're also without Michael Beasley? Yeah, this is another one of those "flip a coin" games.Clippers at Timberwolves:
The Los Angeles "They Are Who We Thought They Were" Clippers and the Timberpoops? Facepalm
Wizards Generals Bullets at Nyets:
Oh yeah, Basketbawful Game of the Night. And go ahead and look at that facepalm picture again if you'd like. I don't blame you. The Nyets might get lucky and win two in a row. (Nooooooooo!)Nuggets at Thunder:
The Nuggets are on fire
like an NBA Jam player, doing everything but dunking from the 3-point-line, and have won 8 straight. The Thunder have dropped three straight. Now watch OKC win this one to confuse us all.Frail Blazers at Rockets:
Houston has lost three straight home games. That hurts, but probably not as much as Brandon Roy's injury.Grizzlies at Spurs:
Accuscore has the Spurs listed as 74% favorites in this game despite Tony Parker's injury. I don't buy that. Then again, they were right about the Suns last night, unlike me, so forget I said anything.Kings at Jazz:
With the way the Jazz are shooting right now, I wouldn't want to be the Purple Paupers. (You know, aside from the whole "making tons of money for playing a game" part.)Bobcats at Warriors:
Ooh. Stephen Jackson's first game at the Oracle Arena since his November trade! This could be fun.Nationally Televised Saturday Game:Hawks at Magic:
The Hawks are only one game over .500 on the road to begin with, so playing in Orlando one night after playing Boston probably isn't gonna help improve that record much.All The Other Saturday Games:Knicks at
Wizards Generals Bullets:
Here it is, your Basketbawful Game of the Night. Tune in to see David Lee continue his campaign to be the first All Star alternate for the East should someone get hurt in the next couple weeks.
Hornets at Grizzlies: Look who's buzzing into Gay-Mayo country this weekend. Maybe CP3 can give first time All Star Zack Randolph some tips about do's and don'ts for when he shows up in Dallas next month.
Heat at Bucks: I'm sure all the guys from Miami and just thrilled to be spending a weekend in late January in picturesque Milwaukee. If depression sets in too bad, the Bucks might get an easy win out of this.
Frail Blazers at Mavs: Here's hoping the local hospitals in Big D have been put on full alert, what with Portland limping into town.
Bobcats at Kings: Charlotte's still looking for their fifth road win on the year, and Sacramento might just be willing to oblige these feisty Cats as newly-named All Star Gerald Wallace goes back to where his whole career began.
Nationally Televised Sunday Games:
Nuggets at Spurs: Are Melo and Tony Parker gonna actually suit up for this one? It's on ABC, after all.
Suns at Rockets: With the streak of winless games on TNT behind them, Phoenix looks to resume the tailspin they were in. Also, the next time Amar'''''''e plays a game in Texas it might be in a Spurs uniform, so enjoy this current version while you can.
All The Other Sunday Games:
Clippers at Crabs: Oy, this could get ugly. No word yet on whether the Quicken Loans Arena staff has reinforced the Gatorade tray by the Crabs bench, but considering it's The Other LA Team, there's probably no rush on that for now.
Magic at Pistons: Considering Detroit is 10-4 against Orlando over the last two plus seasons, it would appear that they are the Magicians' Walton's foot. Who knew?
76ers at Nyets: Facing some stiff competition from that Knicks-Wolves game below, this one narrowly edged it out to capture Basketbawful Game of the Night honors.
Pacers at Craptors: Toronto's actually looking to drop that 'C' in front of their team's name, especially if they keep up the 14-5 record they've amassed in their last 19 games. Beating weak teams like Indiana at home can go a long way to getting that done.
Knicks at Timberwolves: In the last week these two teams have lost games by 33 and 50, but they also just played each other on Tuesday and NY won by 27, so I'm thinking the Knicks might have a good chance in this one.
Warriors at Thunder: I can't wait to see if Nellie's gonna change his clothes for this game. BTW, check out the first result on Google images for "Don Nelson". Scary.
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