Mama and Papa Moore have packed up their bags and shipped out for awhile, meaning they left me and the rest of the gang in charge. Yes sir, I know, don’t be too loud. Don’t worry, I’ll eat right. Go! Enjoy yourselves! Bye! Godspeed! Bon voyage!
…okay Corn, you grab the keg and some bean dip, and I’ll get some belly dancers. IT’S TIME TO PAR-TAY!
REASONS TO WATCH THE GAMES OF THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TONIGHT:
Just As Good As You Remember…But Now 100% Iverson-Infused!
Pistons at Celtics
The Pistons completely confound me. Beat a bunch of bad teams. Take care of the Lakers pretty handily, although LA made a late run. Get completely embarassed by Phoenix. Take care of the hothothot Cavs. I don’t know what to think anymore. The look brilliant for stretches, contrived for others, and downright lost at times. But if you’ve been watching some Deetroit Basketbawwwl lately, you may notice a common denominator: Sheed’s late game heroics. And it’s wacky: Popping threes with defenders in his grill, popping threes from a foot behind the line, popping threes from five feet behind the line…ah, delicious Sheed. But he’s drilling them like, well, something you would drill. ANWR?
Then you’ve got KG coming off his suspension for slapping Bogut silly. I’m not sure how that’s an interesting subplot, but I’m sure it matters to some people. KG and Sheed. Ray and Rip. Ivy and Rondo. Paul Pierce and…Tayshaun. That one’s especially riveting, I know. The Truth’ll be yapping and Tayshaun will just stand their all lanky-like. Hooray for small forwards and Non-Confrontation, USA!
Should be a good game, though. If the randomly bad and completely bewildered Pistons don’t show up.
8 EST, TNT
ZOMG THE FIRST CHAPTER IN THE EPIC RIVALRY BETWEEN PAU GASOL AND ROBIN LOPEZ!!!
Lakers at Suns
But this should be a good test for the Lakers. I’m not sure that the Suns show up stats-wise as being all that much better than they have been in the past. Their pace-adjusted defensive numbers aren’t exactly breathtaking, especially when you consider their “commitment” to the finer side of the ball. But what the Suns do have are to physically imposing bigs that can try their hand against Pau and Bynum (and a coach that knows how to properly use them together), no clear wing option that Kobe can limit (while also having Raja try to hold his own against Kobes), a point guard matchup that won’t leave Nash high and dry, and some new confidence. The Lakers are hands down the best team in the lig at the moment, but the Suns should give them a run for their money, as long as they can play some decent transition D.
10:30 EST, TNT