Sorry on Bawful's behalf for the lack of a WOTW post, and sorry on my behalf for getting this BAD post up halfway through the early games. Long weekends always make things weird, you know? I still feel like I should be busting my butt at my Clark Kent job
right now. Instead I'm nearly in a food coma from eating too many chicken wings at lunch.
Worst of the Weekend in Pictures:
Avery Johnson would like you to know that his team blows
So, uh... this happened. Go away, Tebow.
/bitter Steelers fan
When did Paul Silas turn into a zombie?
I cannot find the words to describe the expression Keith Smart is making here...
Hand in the face, in its most literal form
Wait a minute, that sign is silent. Shouldn't it just say "TEXT"?
Nationally Televised Games:
Bulls at Grizzlies, ESPN, 1:00pm:
Just a reminder... when these teams met on New Year's Day, the Bulls won by 40 points. Revenge game possibilities here?
Craptors at Hawks, NBA TV, 4:00pm:
Yeah... There's a reason this game is on NBA TV instead of ESPN or TNT.
Thunder at Celtics, TNT, 8:00pm:
Kendrick Perkins makes his return to Boston! I bet he's starting to feel like it might not be such a bad thing to have gotten away from that aging trainwreck of a team, eh?
Mavericks at Lakers, TNT, 10:30pm:
Saturday night, Dallas annhiliated Excremento 99-60, setting a franchise record for fewest points allowed. They held the Purple Paupers to 25.6% shooting. Then again, Excremento doesn't have Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, or Pau Gasol. But then again, the Lakers have Bynum and Gasol but they haven't had to do much lately since Kobe's gone into full ball-hog mode.
All The Other Games:
Magic at Knicks, 1:00pm:
The game preview I read at ESPN.com for this mentioned "The Magic (8-3) come to New York as a well-rested team," but they sadly didn't tack on the joke "because everyone just got to stand around while Dwight shot free throws last time they played." This is why we're here, folks. You're welcome.
Bucks at 76ers, 2:00pm:
Here's an exchange I had on Facebook yesterday with Basketbawful reader Timmothy Merath:
Tim: Bucks? Not familiar with them... Do they play that game with the orange ball?
Me: The Bucks are present at games where they use the orange ball, but I don't believe they actually play in said games.
Wizards Generals, 2:00pm:
Wow. Accuscore doesn't think very highly of the Rockets. They project the Generals have a 44% chance of winning this game. I'd like to remind everyone the Rockets are 5-7, while the Generals are 1-11. Just in case you somehow forgot. And if you did forget, how did you manage to log onto the Internet, much less find your way here?
Cavaliers at Bobcraps, 2:00pm:
You know, Kyrie Irving might just be kinda sorta good at basketball. Unlike anybody on the Bobcraps.
Trail Blazers at Hornets, 3:00pm:
Both of these teams are on three game losing streaks. Accordingly, I will give you three guesses as to which team's losing streak is more of an anomaly. (Wait, three guesses? There's only two teams. I think I need to go back to bed.)
Nyets at Clippers, 3:30pm:
The Clips are entering a back-to-back-to-back situation. Not the best of times for Chris Paul to hurt his leg. Then again, they're playing the Nyets at home. Maybe it's not so bad after all?
Kings at Timberwolves, 8:00pm:
Ricky Rubio might have a 15 assist game tonight. Just saying.
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