On Thursday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss LaMarcus Aldridge goin’ supernova, what’s wrong with James Harden, Spurs’ turnovers, Jose Calderon’s third quarter, the Bobcats’ final play, Chris Bosh, and an inspiring Al Jefferson. All that, plus square dancing, old farts vs. young guns, and whether the league should consider axing the fourth game of a best-of-seven series when a team goes up 3-0.
Shoutout: I’ve basically never considered the possibility that we’d ever see another guy like Dirk Nowitzki, a really tall guy who takes over games with incredible perimeter shooting. But then LaMarcus Aldridge threw up 43 points in a Game 2 road win after 46 in a Game 1 road win, so I guess I’m wrong. Crazy to watch.
Not so much: James Harden was actually pretty solid defensively last night, holding Wes Matthews to nine points on 4-11 shooting and shutting him down on all three postups that people seem to think are a good idea. On the other hand, Jimmy H went 6-19 from the field, finished with just 18 points, missed a million shots in a row, had five turnovers and may or may not have been the one responsible for losing WessyWes on that backbreaking layup. Not a good night.
Silliness: Of all the bonkers LMA shots last night, this might be the bonkiest.
Have to wonder if LaMarcus has seen “Noah” yet, because I’m sure he loves arc.