On Tuesday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron vs. the Nets, Bosh’s corner three, Iso Joe, the Blazers snappin’ brooms, and the latest news with the NBA coaching carousel. That, plus Bones talks hecklers and monsters.
Shoutout: 49 points on 24 shots for LeBron James, who also bricked his very last free throw with time almost gone that would have given him an even 50, which would have been a new personal playoff scoring record AND the league’s first postseason half-a-hundred in more than five years. This guy is so anti-clutch, am I right? (No.)
Not so much: Manu Ginobili had a triple-double last night, but if it’s in this section and not the one above, you know something’s off. And it is — just two points, two rebounds and two assists in the Game 4 loss for the Poo God, who went 1-6 from the field, didn’t get to the line once and had a turnover. Bad night for this bro.
Huh?: Mario Chalmers had a dunk in a halfcourt set? I still don’t get it.
I don’t necessarily keep up to snuff with my Mario Chalmers history, but I do not remember him ever dunking in a halfcourt set, and certainly not in a playoff game. I kept asking “Chalmers dunked it?” around the house for so long that I eventually got yelled at, that’s how surprising this dunk slam was.