Last night was a weird one in the NBA. Very, very weird. Like, inexplicably weird. But that’s why I’m here to try and make sense of it all, so in saying that, let’s give it a go with Lion Face/Lemon Face.
Lion Face: Andrew Bynum walks all over the Bulls
Watching the Bulls without Derrick Rose is like eating french fries without ketchup – it’s just not the same, fun, exciting experience, you know? Take last night for example. Even with Joakim Noah playing, Andrew Bynum turned back the clocks and looked like the Bynum of old, putting up 20 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and three assists on 8-for-14 shooting. Now, I’m sure the last thing all the Bulls fans in the world wanted to see was Bynum’s coming out party, as that marked the first time he has scored 20 points in an NBA game in well over a year (May 16th, 2012 to be exact). Oh, and the Cavaliers won. Sorry, Bulls fans. The Basketball Gods can be cruel sometimes.
Lemon Face: Coaching tactics
First, Jason Kidd tells Tyshawn Taylor to hit him so the Nets can basically get a timeout while the ball boys mop up his spilt Coke and now Kevin McHale is doing this:
I have no more words for all these coaching shenanigans, but Andrew does.
Lion Face: #GREEKFREAKALERT
Hey, guess what? The Bucks won last night. Crazy, I know. What’s even better, though, is that Giannis Antetokounmpo played 27 minutes and he put up some numbers: 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and 1 block. He also did this, which was LeBron-esque:
For the sake of our entertainment, GIVE GIANNIS SOME MORE PLAYING TIME, LARRY DREW!!!
Lemon Face: Gerald Henderson’s apology
Gerald Henderson hit a Bobcats fan in the head with an errant pass the other night and, well, he’s really sorry about it. At least he admits that he isn’t a great passer.
nailed a lady tonight with a pass.if u follow me on twitter PLEASE tweet me. I know that hurt. I'm not that good of a passer…I AM SO SORRY
— Gerald Henderson (@GhJr09) November 30, 2013
Lion Face: Batman’s front-flip dunk
I have no idea what was going on in Milwaukee last night, but I’m a fan because Spiderman was there and Batman was throwing down some impressive dunks during a break in the action. Being a superhero must not be a high paying job anymore. Who knew?!
Lemon Face: Upsets
As someone pointed out on Reddit, in all seven games last night, the team with the worse record won, which is kinda…weird, right? A couple of them weren’t so surprising, but the Cavaliers, Jazz, Bucks and Nets netting wins were shockers.
Lion Face: Birdman videobomb
If you want to work on your videobombing skills, just head to South Beach. They’ve got a good program going on there.
Lemon Face: The Knicks
Ladies and gentlemen, we have an exciting race going on at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. After their win last night, the Milwaukee Bucks are only 0.5 games behind the New York Knicks for the second worst record in the worst conference in the NBA. The Knicks play the Pelicans tonight at home and the Bucks’ next game is against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. If the Knicks lose and the Bucks win, there will be a little switcheroo in the standings, which is what we all really want. This is like the tanking playoffs. I’m so excited.