Gayby's Monday Musings

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“We’re going streaking” — On Monday night, the Spurs hosted the Orlando Magic, winning 106-97 in what may be considered the game of the year, thus far. Outscoring the Magic 32-20 in the fourth quarter propelled the Spurs to their 11th straight victory, continuing their best season start in franchise history. Tony Parker continued his campaign to remind all other starting point guards in the NBA that he’s still "three-time NBA Champion" Tony Parker. Together, Manu and Tony combined to shoot approximately 53 percent from the floor, while scoring 49 points, and dishing out 19 dimes against the Magic's league-leading defense.

Trifecta Tony — Through 13 games, Tony Parker is a perfect 3-3 from behind the three-point line.

Afternoon Delight — Red Rocket’s in flight. Entering the Magic game, Bonner was leading the NBA in three-point percentage with a red-hot 63.6 percent. Bonner’s three-point success continued Monday night as he shot a perfect 4-4 from behind the arc.

The Debacle — If the Miami Heat’s struggles continue, the only award LeBron will be lifting this year might be the Emmy for “The Decision.” Monday night, the Heat lost at home to the Indiana Pacers, 93-77. The Miami Heat are now 8-6. Admittedly, the Miami experiment has been plagued by injuries — three-point assassin Mike Miller (pre-season), Udonis Haslem, and, most recently, Dwyane Wade (who played Monday night, shooting 1-13, from the field). Way to go E!SPN! Nothing like having an entire section in “The Heat Index” dedicated to an 8-6 team. When will Jeff Van Gundy admit the error of his ways?

Posterized — 2009's No. 1 overall pick, Blake Griffin, continues to emphatically express his ownership of the rim while simultaneously owning anyone who stands in his way. The 2010-2011 season is Griffin’s rookie campaign due to a knee injury that sidelined him the entire 2009-2010 season. The fans of the perennial basement-dwelling 2-13 Los Angeles Clippers can at least find solace in Griffin. While the Clippers’ playoff prospects are as likely as Charles Barkley saying “no comment,” Griffin is the front-runner for rookie-of-the-year and arguably the greatest red-headed athlete of my lifetime. Sorry, Matt Bonner.

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