One Game We Didn't Watch Last Night: New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets
Knicks: 100, Nets: 86
Sorry that I am definitely not sorry that Andrew and I were too busy crushing mozzarella sticks and guzzling bottles of glorious wine to actually watch the game last night. But don't worry, I've done my homework for this recap so it will most definitely be an educated and accurate assessment of what realistically and factually took place during last night's game between the Knickerbockers and the Nets, formerly of New Jersey (at one point, Teaneck, NJ for all you historians out there).
Pick and roll defense, Brooklyn! I'm no basketball coach and maybe my basketball IQ isn't as high as Avery Johnson's, but when Tyson Chandler and Ray Felton are able to connect time and time again on the most basic play a team can run on the basketball court, then I'd suggest maybe going over some tape in the coming days.
Thirty-one for Melo, let's just go ahead and give this dude the MVP trophy now and save Davey Stern some time and effort. Solid performance from J.R. Smith last night, too. Apparently, he's pretty into basketball this season.
What's with all the haters toward Deron Williams this season? You turn on the Twitter channel and a lot of the Nets people are strongly disapproving of what D-Will is bringing to the table. Since we're all possibly dying tomorrow, let's put this in perspective, critics: He's a lot better at basketball than you and me combined.
Why doesn't Marcus Camby get more minutes?
Another Game We Didn't Watch Last Night: Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Rockets: 125, 76ers: 103
Speaking of defense, might want to think about considering playing a little after giving up 125 last night, Philadelphia. Chuck Barkley ain't walking through that door. James Harden ensured that Coach McHale's birthday was a festive one, tacking off 33 points and seven dimes in a dominating performance for Houston.
That's right, Kevin McHale turned 55 last night. We at No Regard would like to wish Kevin the happiest of birthdays as well. You're a great man, McHale. Thanks for all that you do.