Chris Paul hasn’t played in an NBA game since January 29th because of injuries, but he’s been keeping himself amused while he’s rehabbing. Via FanHouse, Morris Peterson recently put up a personal website, and there are videos on it featuring Hornets players. This one features Chris Paul in a parody of the micro-blockbuster “Paranormal Activity,” and it could be a lot worse. Of note: the date on the “video” that Paul shows is January 3rd, 2010. Starting January 4th, Paul went into a two-game funk, shooting 10-30 from the field and 0-6 from three over the course of the two games. Perhaps now there’s an explanation. Anyways, the video is below.
The game itself went about how you’d expect one between a title contender and a high lottery team to go — the Cavaliers 120-111 win over the Lakers was never really in doubt.
LeBron had 29 points on the night, and Kyrie Irving had 35. Kobe finished with 17 and got a standing ovation from the Cleveland crowd.
Just another magical day in the Valley of the Sun, where clearly Jeff Hornacek was the problem….
During an early timeout in the Suns’ game at Golden State, Markieff Morris tried to explain something to Archie Goodwin, who is seated. This conversation gets heated quickly, and teammates eventually have to step in and separate the two teammates.
The Suns have shopped Morris around as the trade deadline approaches, this isn’t going to help his value.
After the game, Morris said the two are close (which is true) and this was just like two brothers having a fight — they will get over it quick.
This is how much Gregg Popovich trusts Kawhi Leonard on offense now: Tie game with 13.3 seconds remaining, and the play design is a 1-4 flat isolation for Leonard. It’s the kind of play teams will call for LeBron James or Kevin Durant. Popovich just called it for Leonard.
And he was rewarded with a game-winning bucket.
Leonard finished with 29 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 21, and the Spurs head into the All-Star break with a 45-8 record, on pace to win 70 games this season. And that still would only get them a two seed.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had been back just six games after suffering a torn labrum in the preseason that required surgery. The Hornets had won four of those six, were playing improved defense, and looked like a potential playoff team in the East.
He went straight to the locker room and did not return to the game (the Pacers got the win).
You can see the injury above. In a scramble for a loose ball, the Pacers’ Ian Mahinmi falls on MKG’s arm, dislocating his shoulder.
We don’t know the severity of all this and if MKG is going to miss time beyond this game. But it isn’t good.