In 28 games this season, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry have combined for 172 threes. Between the two of them, they attempt 15 threes per game, and knock down 6.5. They are also both shooting over 41.5 percent from the perimeter, which is just terrifying. So what I'm trying to say is that you could say - if you really, really want to - that they are living up to their "Splash Brothers" nickname.
When the schedule for this season leaked several months ago, the Christmas Day games looked awesome. A matchup between Derrick Rose's Bulls and the championship-calibre Brooklyn Nets? Awesome. How about a potential, but unlikely, finals preview between the Thunder and Knicks? Sounds good to me. The Big Three taking on Kobe Bryant? Who says no to that?
Getting dunked on hurts. It stings. Like a wasp. It haunts you. It scars you. And thanks to YouTube, it now lives forever. Sorry, Paul Millsap.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Eveeeeeeerywhere we go. Not really. There are no NBA games tonight, which doesn't scream, "IT'S THE HOLIDAY SEASON" to me. But hey, maybe I'm just being picky. After all, there were 11 games last night and most of them were bags and bags of fun. So instead of complaining about it, let's just take a look at the best and worst moments from all those games.
Here's the SparkNotes version of what happened in the NBA last night: The Pacers destroyed the Celtics because of course, Kevin Love nearly single handily beat the Clippers but came up just a tad short and the Raptors spoiled the Thunders' perfect home record. But if you wanted a little more on all that, you're in the right place.
There was a lot going on in the NBA last night, so here's me helping you out by pointing out all the good and not-so-good stuff with Lion Face/Lemon Face. Let's get it!
Kobe Bryant is expected to miss 6 weeks. /sad trombone
There's Keynesian Economics. There's Heisenberg's String Theory. There's Martin Heidegger. There's David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. And then there's the realm of Kobe Bryant's mind. Understanding Kobe isn't rocket science. Actually, he's confounding in ways that would make aerospace engineering blush.
Kobe Bryant suffered another injury against Memphis which will keep him out for six weeks. Can he get back up?
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