Shoutout: 45 points on 17-30 shooting for Carmelo Anthony, who also grabbed 10 boards, notched four assists and hit a huge three-pointer AND got fouled while the Knicks were down three, meaning all he had to do was hit a free throw to take a lead with less than 10 seconds to play. OK sure, maybe the ref decided he was fouled before taking the shot and that he was only entitled to two free throws, but he still made it and I think that’s commendable.
Not so much: Dwight Howard made as many shots (one) as he had blocked by Andrea Bargnani (one, hilariously).
Basketball: It is my favorite sport, and this whole sequence is why.
We did it. I mean, technically we didn’t really do anything. But when something this awesome happens, it kind of feels like we all accomplished something. Not to mention, how hilarious is it that a team with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson would turn to Andre Iguodala for a game-winning jumper? He can barely make his free throws. Vintage NBA stuff last night.
Argybargsy: Andrea Barnyarny was good at basketball for two straight nights, if you can even believe that. 24 points on 9-12 shooting, 3-3 from three, a still-good-for-him four rebounds and that hilarious blocked shot on Dwight Howard made for a rustic and hearty evening for everyone’s favorite pasta fanatic.
Exceptions: All that being said, Andrea Bargnani is still not the guy you want protecting the rim. Or rather, NOT protecting the rim, as we see here on this minor Chandler Parsons dunk.
22 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals on the night for Chandler Parsons, who is really in to symmetry and hair products. And now that I’m reading his line and thinking of it, probably this Jay-Z song.
Waning: Steven Adams played just 14 minutes last night, took just one shot (which me made) and didn’t grab a single rebound. The Warriors also scored 48 points in the paint, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but they might have missed Kendrick Perkins a little bit.
Snubbed: Just because you are a Warriors fan and super happy that Andre Iguodala made a game-winner, that doesn’t mean he’s going to give you a high-five.
Hahahahaha. All the money in the world can buy you courtside seats, but it can’t buy you courtside high-fives. Lesson learned.
Tidbits: Weird night for Omer Asik, who requested a trade again, had the trade request denied again and saw his league-leading consecutive games played streak broken when he didn’t play at all against the Knicks … If you want to learn how to post up, Chuck and Shaq are pretty decent tutors … LeBron James’ son is good at Instagram basketball … If you like the cosmos, you’ll love Russell Westbrook’s outfit from last night … Seems like a Photoshoppable image