Either VDN is expressing anger, or doing the whitest dance known to man
Everyone, we are on Basketbawful red alert: EDDY CURRY MIGHT PLAY TOMORROW NIGHT
. I don't know about you, but I am downright giddy.
Worst of the Night in Pictures:
"Coaching cliché! Another coaching cliché! Hand down, man down! Mama there goes that man! I have no idea what I'm doing!"
Little known fact: Kevin McHale can unhinge his jaw like a snake when eating large animals or yelling at his team
The NBA is looking more and more like an antidepressant medication ad every day
Nationally Televised Games:
Trail Blazers at Hawks, ESPN, 8:00pm:
Portland is another one of those teams who is great at home and not so great on the road. But the Hawks are also one of the most bipolar teams imaginable. Why am I wasting my time trying to preview this game? I could be talking about more interesting things like...
Mavericks at Clippers, ESPN, 10:30pm:
...The reinvigorated Clippers who have thrived since acquiring Chris Paul!
Wait -- what's that? Chris Paul is banged up? The Clips are on a back-to-back-to-back?? And they're playing a defensively-strong Mavs team???
Lob City? More like Sob City, amiright?
All The Other Games:
Spurs at Magic, 7:00pm:
Here is the best perspective I've found on the importance of this game for the Spurs: "Dating to last season and including three playoff defeats at Memphis, the Spurs have lost their last 10 games away from home. They haven't endured a longer road losing streak since dropping 22 straight Feb. 4-Nov. 14, 1989, two years before current starting guard Kawhi Leonard was born." The Spurs dynasty is in the grave and a loss here would essentially be the last few shovels of dirt on top of the casket.
Nuggets at 76ers, 7:00pm:
It's pretty obvious the Sixers are legit this year. But one of the best perspectives I have seen so far is their average points per game is a full 15 points higher than their average points allowed. No other team's points differential is in double digits.
Wizards Generals, 7:00pm:
The Generals, on the other hand, are dead last in points differential at -11.9 per game. Yeeeeouch.
Also, I'm just going to put this here... Top Five JaVale McGee NBA Dunk Fails
Craptors at Celtics, 7:30pm:
I get the feeling this game is going to be the NBA equivalent of this video:
You know, I feel bad about laughing at this, but I keep laughing at it anyway
Warriors at Nyets, 7:30pm:
And the Nyets have yet to win a home game this season. Could they have already won their last game in New Jersey??
Suns at Knicks, 7:30pm:
I know Bawful already addressed the Suns' defensive woes in the WOTN, but I'd like to hammer the point home with this stat: Phoenix has averaged 106 points against during their five-game losing streak. That is just staggeringly bad. I'm feeling light-headed just thinking about it. I need a sip of water or something.
Grizzlies at Hornets, 8:00pm:
I am fully aware the Hornets are pretty terrible. But have you seen the Grizzlies on the road lately? They're averaging 80 freaking points per game on the road, people! Do they get confused and shoot at the wrong basket half the time whenever they're not at home in familiar surroundings?
Pistons at Timberwolves, 8:00pm:
So Kevin Love hasn't accepted an extension with the Timberwolves yet. When asked why, he responded "I don't know the answer to that." FYI, that's code for "BECAUSE THEY'RE THE EFFING TIMBERWOLVES
Pacers at Kings, 10:00pm:
Excremento is still shooting under 40% from the field for the season. I'm pretty sure they are going to start handing out free earplugs to every fan at the gate to help drown out all the noise of clanking iron.
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