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!
Career-highs. Clutch shots. Kobe dunking. Triple doubles. Comebacks. More injuries. Circus shots. The woeful Nets. It's Lion Face/Lemon Face. Let's. Get. It.
Last night should have been a boring night in the NBA, but it was far from it. We had a team work their way back to .500 for the first time in...ages. We had a triple overtime game, which doesn't happen very often. We had a game-winning jumper from one of the oldest men in the world. We had a huge upset out in Utah. We had a ridiculously fun game between the two best teams in the NBA, which also featured a career night from one of its youngest stars. So yeah, it was kind of awesome.
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.
Sniff, sniff, sniff. Can you smell that? It smells like...turkey, stuffing and potatoes, which must mean that it's THANKSGIVING! Hey, I'm British, so I didn't actually smell all that and I won't be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday because, well, you know, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be excited.
You know the drill by now, so let's get to the best and worst from a busy Monday night in our wonderful association.
It was another busy night in the NBA, but nothing really changed: The Spurs and Trailblazers are still hotter than the core of our earth, LeBron is still a fire breathing dragon and the Knicks still don't know what it feels like to win a basketball game. That can't be fun.
We were off to such a good night and then the injury bug decided it had been too long since it unleashed its wrath on the league and made us all go to bed with a heavy cloud over our heads. I know, it sucks. But let's look on the bright side: There was still plenty of great things that happened in the NBA last night, which should ease the pain just a little bit. So away with that frown! Smile! Laugh! Enjoy!
If you thought that two games wouldn't give me enough content to put together another Lion Face/Lemon Face, then you'd be wrong. Very wrong. In fact, lots of fun things happened in our TNT double-header last night, including a big 'ol bear hug between former teammates and a salty Bryon Mullens not shaking Steven Adams' hand at the end of the game. Seriously. It happened.