(The Cavalier is on an extended leave of absence. The following was not written by him, although he denies accusations that he is tanking the site to better his chances of Kevin Durant guest-blogging.)
Wow. Is it Thursday already? I guess it is.
As I sit here and listen to some Django Reinhardt, I am feeling a little philosophical, so let's start with a few questions before we go into the nightly rundown.
- If I was a Knicks fan visiting Chicago the other night and the Bulls had scored 100, would I have graciously gotten my free Big Mac or would I have turned it down, upset the Bulls possibly ran up the score? Especially if I didn't eat before the game, you bet I would rooting for free food.
- If I was Chris Webber, why would I be interested in going to the Knicks? And why would the Knicks be interested in me?
- Does Kevin Garnett's injury mean he has played his last game for the Timberwolves? If you were a NBA general manager, would you trade a top draft pick or two for proven commodity in KG?
- Has anyone else ever considered leaving their job and travelling to a country like Iceland and trying out for a foreign professional basketball league? I know I am far from the best player in the world, but I would love to take a week off of work and go to a try-out. If I make it, then I call the boss and tell him I won't be back for a while. If I don't, it is at least an interesting vacation.
Ok, enough philosophical jibber-jabber, here is some of what happened last night:
Pistons clinch 1st seed in defeating Magic - I have to agree with the hubbub out of Orlando. Whether or not Brian Hill gets fired, they have to give Dwight Howard the ball more often. How is he not averaging at least 20 a game?
The Nuggets are rolling and the Jazz are flat - Carmelo scored 32 and Iverson dropped 22 and had 12 dimes as the Nuggets are starting to click. Denver would be my darkhorse favorite to pull a first round upset in the playoffs if they didn't have to play San Antonio. They'll still make it interesting.
Heat too much for star-less Wizards - The Shaq-less Heat defeated the Arenas and Butler-less Wizards to win the Southeast Division title. Although there is no good news for the Wizards, there is for the Heat: superstar
Michael Doleac had 9 points and 6 rebounds Dwyane Wade had 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists, albeit with 6 turnovers.
Well, as been my routine, I hope to give you something interesting during the day and then preview the night's contests before I hand over the mic to Friday's guest M.C. Until then, be excellent to each other.