Picture Me Rollin’ - The San Antonio Spurs dismantled the slumping New Orleans Hornets 109-84, on Sunday night, increasing their record to 17-3. Last night’s win tied the 2007-2008 Spurs for the best start through 20 games, in franchise history.
The San Antonio Spurs are the only team in the NBA yet to lose two games in a row.
It happens - Manu Ginobili scored a season-low 8 points, marking the first time he’s been held to single digits, this season.
Stopping the slump - Prior to last night’s game, Matt Bonner was a combined 6-25 from behind the three-point line in his last six games. Admittedly, I thought I jinxed him, but Bonner responded, shooting 4-5 from three-point land against the Hornets.
Upcoming Schedule - All games can be viewed on Fox Sports Southwest. (Fortunately, I have Grande so I'm not sure if it's one of those channels Time Warner is constantly threatening to take away.)
Happy Belated Birthday - Eddy Curry, the perennially overweight, underachieving, bench-dwelling, oft-injured New York Knicks Center, turned 28 on Sunday. Since the beginning of the 2008-2009 NBA season, Eddy Curry has played a grand total of 74 minutes, including 0 minutes, this season. If you add up Curry’s salary over the past two seasons plus the $10.5 million he’s scheduled to make this year, it equals approximately $31.5 million. That means, since the beginning of the 2008-2009 season, Eddy Curry has been compensated approximately $1 million for every point he has scored.
Embarrassing - On Thursday, December 2, LeBron James returned to Cleveland, facing his former employer for the first time since taking his talents to South Beach. The game was a complete joke as the Miami Heat pulverized the spineless Cavaliers squad, 118-90. Sitting out the entire fourth quarter, LeBron scored a season-high 38 points, and single-handedly outscored the Cavaliers’ starters combined 28 point output.
Props to my girlfriend for noticing that members of the Cavaliers roster showed signs of Stockholm Syndrome - bantering with LeBron throughout the game as if nothing happened during the off-season. According to former Texas Longhorn and Cavaliers occasional swingman, Daniel Gibson, they weren’t friendly exchanges.
Regardless of the players, this Cavaliers assistant coach didn’t hide his feelings: awesome.
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