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Jeremy Lin Is The Next LeBron… Statistically; Austin Rivers Is A Straight G

By 02.09.12
Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay (photo. Douglas Sonders)

John Wall had 29 points and yet the Wizards lost again by 14. Tyson Chandler (25 points, 11 rebounds) was an absolute manchild inside, treating Washington like they were his opponents in one of those old Ball Above All vids from his eighth grade season. Basically, everything went according to plan in Washington last night… except Jeremy Lin went out like a boss and dropped 23 points and 10 assists. How crazy is this run? He’s the first since LeBron to drop 20 and eight in his first two starts. He had one of his usual crazy reverses, but he also crossed up Wall and smashed in the lane on the entire capital. Dude’s been such a monster that he’s earned more than 60,000 Twitter followers in just five days. Maybe now he’ll be able to afford a spot better than his bro’s couch. Don’t get it twisted though. Wall dunked on him as well last night … Some things never change. Kenyon Martin got T-ed up in his first game back as Antawn Jamison dropped 27 in Cleveland’s surprising seven-point win over the Clippers. But we’ll take it if only because this matchup felt like a bad game of Twister. There were bodies everywhere … Rudy Gay had 19 in Memphis’ iffy 85-80 win over the T’Wolves. The Grizz might’ve gotten the W, but that was because Kevin Love was hanging out providing Twitter commentary (He’s suspended for his hit on Luis Scola) … We loved Stuart Scott‘s reaction to Jeremy Pargo‘s ridiculous baseline jam: “Pargo went baseline… and just about crushed kids.” What are you even talking about? Dunk was still nice though … Portland had it going on late in the third to the fourth quarter of their 103-96 loss to Houston. They went on an 11-2 run to cut it back from 15 down. Dragic had a chance to quiet the Rose Garden when he picked Jamal Crawford‘s pocket with 10 minutes left in the fourth. Then he bricked a double-pump dunk. Sure, Nic Batum was giving pressure but Dragic put that on the front of the rim. It looked bad but felt worse after Crawford drilled a three the next trip down to get Portland even closer. Eventually, they couldn’t sustain it because the Rockets scored a STUPID 66 points off the bench … And Dirk went off for 25 and nine in Dallas’ 10-point win over the Nuggets … We’re out like Zeller’s D.

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