It's nice to see the whining stopped.
Instituting the quick whistle by refs for "anything" demonstrative than hints of complaining has been good for the game. Already, after just 6-7 games, the "crap" that players and coaches have been doing is all gone.
Can't imagine what teams like the Spurs, and guys like Chris Paul and Kevin Garnett are going to do if they can't complain about every little thing every minute of the game.
It seems to have allowed Paul to concentrate more on playing and less on whining. Same goes for the Spurs.
wall was the third youngest to record the trip doub...behind lamar odom (2) and lbj (1) by a couple of days.
Dwayne Wade: "We're the best 5-4 team in the League."
So far they have lost to Paul, Williams and Rondo (twice) and were dominated in the paint by Utah and New Orleans.
Good games tonight.
Utah @ Atlanta (That trip just doesn't get any easier)
Portland @ Oklahoma City (Roy might play 22 minutes, ineffectively though...his trips to the line will benefit the team, though)
The JAZZ pull off another amazing upset with another outstanding, dominating 4th Quarter.
Well, not exactly an amazing upset (the Jazz were three point dogs), but it was another super nice comeback. Great road trip, even if the Jazz struggle in their fourth game in five nights in Charlotte on Saturday.
Brandon Roy lost another game for the Trailblazers to Oklahoma City.
While the Blazers went from 5 up to 3 down in the closing minutes to OKC, Roy was missing 6 straight shots. Just like their last loss to OKC where they went from about 7 up to letting OKC tie it and win it in overtime while the Blazers stood around and watched Roy-iso for 6 minutes lose the game for them.
Roy is tough. He has great heart. He wants to play. But, he's injured (never did play good defense), can't play any defense, and chokes now at end of games. He's drain on the Blazers and should get his surgery and come back in January of 2012 a healthier and better Roy. He's going to drag that team down all season long because of his desire to compete and his unwillingness to recognize that he's hurting the team.
Nate McMillan doesn't have enough say in the matter to recognize that he's hurting the team, while also not wanting to admit that he does because he plays the slow-down, methodical, easy-to-stop Offense that Nate prefers. Looks like the Blazers could easily finish in last place in their division if Roy continues to play hurt.
Great performance by Kevin Love with 31 points and 31 rebounds. First time since 1982 and Moses Malone that someone's had a 30-30 night.
Now maybe the idiot Minnesota Coach will recognize that Kevin Love is his best player and shouldn't be yanked from the games during critical times,....like 4th Quarters. While he was at it, he held Amare Stoudamire to 14 points on the night playing very good defense. He single-handedly out-rebounded the entire New York Knicks, 31-30.
Jazz just finished off a legendary 4-0 roadtrip. Four games in five nights at Miami, Orlando, Atlanta and Charlotte. Trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter of all four. Amazing.
The Spurs players may want to keep their women away from Tony Parker...