So, how’s that Allen Iverson-Chauncey Billups trade looking now? Not too bad at all, says the lazy pundit who only works in broad strokes.
After a few games of growing pains, the Iverson Experiment has taken off in Motown. The Pistons delivered the Lakers their first loss on Friday, and last night they cooled off the red-hot Cavs, snapping Cleveland’s eight-game winning streak with a 96-89 win in Auburn Hills. Iverson (23 points) and Rasheed Wallace (21/15) carried Detroit through the key fourth-quarter surge.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets improved to 5-1 since the addition of Billups to their lineup with a 91-81 victory over the Spurs. Billups led Denver’s balanced attack with 22 points, while Team Floppy Bitchass fell to 5-6 on the season and is still missing Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Hooray!
Elsewhere: The TrailBlazers broke out the whoopass for Greg Oden’s home debut. Portland blew out the Bulls 116-74, and Oden had 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks in 17 minutes of PT… Dwyane Wade went off for 40 points, 11 assists, and 5 blocks, but the Heat still fell to the Raptors. You’ll live to regret this, Canada!