On Wednesday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Steph’s game-winner, JO’s controversial block/goaltend no-call, the Nets’ size advantage, James Harden’s laugh-out-loud defense, and where Steve Nash and the Lakers go from here. That, plus R&B albums in Crossfire, MSG, Reggie Evans’ fine, and baseball money.
Shoutout: His was the only team all night to lose by double-digits, but we gotta give Swaggy P mad love for throwing down a 40-spot off the bench in the Lakers’ loss to the Trail Blazers. My personal favorite part of his performance is when he used a rib injury as a distraction to get a wide-open three.
Not so much: Pains me to do it, but the worst thing that happened last night was the Mavs dropping yet another overtime game whilst in the midst of a playoff chase. Four of their last seven outings have gone extra innings and they’re just 1-3 in those games, which is Bad News Bears (Walter Matthau) when you have basically zero margin for error.
Segue: Speaking of that overtime loss, major shoutout to Stephen Curry.
I’ll be honest — even though it was Steph Curry shooting it, I didn’t think that was going in. And I’m talking for a while, because that shot looked so far right for such a long time that I couldn’t believe it went in as it was going in. But I guess that’s why he’s the NBA player and I work for NBA.com.