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4.27 The Cooler

The NBA Playoffs Are Set; The Bobcats Are The Worst Team Ever

By 04.27.12
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Rudy Gay (photo. Douglas Sonders)


The Grizzlies made sure a potential Game 7 in the first round – which seems pretty likely – will be in the Grit N’ Grind state. Zach Randolph returned to the starting lineup, and along with Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay, they combined to harvest Orlando’s thin frontcourt, going for a combined 55 points in their 88-76 W … Boston easily beat the Bucks, 87-74, and Rajon Rondo somehow did this: 0-for-1 from the field, zero points, 15 assists. You almost have to try to do that … The Warriors set an NBA record last night in their 107-101 loss to the Spurs. For the first time since 1970-71, when the NBA began recording starters on box scores, an NBA team started five rookies. Golden State went with Chris Wright, Jeremy Tyler, Mickell Gladness, Klay Thompson and Charles Jenkins while the Spurs didn’t play any of their veterans. They should’ve just rescheduled this game for the middle of July at the Thomas & Mack Center … Patty Mills did all kinds of work on the Warriors, finishing with 34 points and 12 dimes … Meanwhile, the Bobcats also set a record: after losing by 20 to New York for their 23rd straight L, Charlotte finished the year 7-59, the worst winning percentage in NBA history. It was so pathetic that at one point, a fan in the first row stood up and started shouting at Paul Silas from across the court. In the end, the fans (all 46 of them) attempted to give the Bobcats a standing ovation and they couldn’t even do that right. Half of the crowd stayed seated while a few boos rained down amidst the cheers … The Kings rode DeMarcus Cousins (23 points, 19 rebounds) and put a beatdown on the Lakers by 17 … Contrary to popular belief, Tyreke Evans‘s game (21 points) is still alive, and he had one nasty spin move in the second quarter where he stapled Andrew Goudelock‘s feet to the floor. A few minutes later, Terrence Williams went down the lane and crushed the Statue of Liberty on Jordan Hill‘s face … Wasn’t Ed Davis supposed to play his way into the Most Improved Player conversation this season? That’s what we were hearing in December. The beanstalk waited until the last night of the year to give us a glimpse, going for 24 and 12 as Toronto beat New Jersey by 31 … Did you get a look at the Nets new logo?Ben Uzoh threw up 12 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists and his triple-double was actually the first by a Raptor since Alvin Williams did it over 11 years ago. There’s really no significance in that. It was just an excuse to mention Alvin Williams’ name … Chase Budinger dropped 27 as the Rockets closed out the year two games above .500 with a seven-point win over the Hornets … And how do we know the playoffs are starting? The T-Mobile girl is back. At least she’s looking like she actually ate something besides Cottage Cheese over the past year. We’re happy to see that, because we’re not trying to see a malnourished chick 354 times again this postseason … We’re out like Brad Miller.

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