On Wednesday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Patrick Beverley vs. Russell Westbrook, Andrew Bynum’s Pacers debut, a balanced Warriors attack, Dirk’s milestone, Z-Bo, and those pesky Spurs. All that, plus Crossfire, Phil Jackson reports, and a new Justin Bieber basketball video. Oh, man, this one is bad.
Shoutout: Another 40-point game for Kevin Durant, this time 42 in a win for the Thunder over the Rockets. It’s his 11th 40 of the season, most in the league. Carmelo Anthony, who has the second-most 40s in the league this season, has five.
Not so much: The Bulls only lost by eight, but they also trailed by 28 at halftime after scoring fewer first half points than the Spurs did in the first quarter.
What’s beef?: Beef is when your knees aren’t safe up in the streets.
These teams were going at it all day, son. But the Thunder won, Russell Westbrook had 24 points and seven assists, and Pat Beverley had five fouls and an atrocious hack on a three-pointer while his team was down five and trying to make a comeback, so let’s give this victory to Brodie.