Dwight Howard Has A Response For The Haters; O.J. Mayo Pulls A JaVale McGee

By: 04.08.12
O.J. Mayo

O.J. Mayo (photo. John Sturdy)

Rudy Gay put one on Dallas last night. Just a few nights after the Mavs took out Memphis, the Grizz came back and returned the favor, winning 94-89 behind Gay’s 25 points. Dallas just didn’t have it from the start, shooting 1-for-12 to start the game. After a Gay LeBron-lite on the break, it was 26-6 Memphis, and they controlled it the rest of the way. Gilbert Arenas had 11 more points in the second half before hurting his ankle. His mojo was back too; one corner three came after he motioned for the team to settle down. Then he immediately fired it. Arenas now has probably made more shots in his last two games than he did in the previous two years (It almost feels that way doesn’t it?) … But the real fun happened with O.J. Mayo. During a jump ball in the second half, Zach Randolph (15 points, 11 rebounds) recovered it on the Mavs’ side of the court. Mayo sprinted back to the opposite end like JaVale McGee. He was calling for the pass from Z-Bo, which would’ve been an obvious backcourt violation. Randolph almost passed it to him too before regaining his senses … We like how Brandon Jennings says the Bucks struggle with plus-.500 teams. Um, that means you’re not very good. Milwaukee still blew out Portland by 22. Somehow, some way, Jennings and Monta Ellis are making it work, and are doing it under Scott Skiles‘ watch. They had a combined 38 against Portland. But maybe we shouldn’t be all that surprised. Skiles made beautiful music with Ben Gordon in Chicago. Now that they’ve broken up, no one’s heard from BG ever since Detroit stole his game and hid it in a garage somewhere … Jason Smith built a grave and buried the T’Wolves’ season last night, going wild with 26 points and 10 rebounds. New Orleans won 99-90 as Minnesota seems content to let Kevin Love get his numbers (29 and 12) and play out the string now that their season is over … How do you know the Hawks destroyed Charlotte? Ivan Johnson, Jannero Pargo, Marvin Williams and Willie Green all scored in double digits. Since it’s quite obvious Charlotte is tanking, who should they go after in the draft? Outside of Anthony Davis, it gets murky. Do you want a swingman (Harrison Barnes)? A project (Andre Drummond)? Or a solid big man (Thomas Robinson)? … Cory Higgins, you know, the guy who’s only on the team because his dad is in management, somehow scored 22 points in 24 minutes. He’ll be recalling this night to his grandkids someday … And Golden State smashed Denver by 15 as they put seven players in double figures … We’re out like ‘Toine’s shimmy.

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