Kris Hmphries’ role with the Washington Wizards isn’t exactly to score lot of points. Not on a team with John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce. Just some rebounding and defense is expected.
But there was Humphries against the Celtics Saturday putting up a team-high 18 points. He knocked down some midrange jumpers from the right side, but he did most of his damage at the rim.
Like this putback slam. You’ve got to tip your cap to the guy, it’s a quality play.
Kemba Walker is quick with penetration into the paint, but when his jumper is falling too he is very difficult to stop. Just ask the Orlando Magic.
Walker dropped 42 points on Orlando Saturday night, 35 of those in the second half as he pretty much single-handedly kept the Hornets in the game. He was only 6-of-15 shooting in the paint but the jumper was falling — 4-of-5 from the midrange and 5-of-12 from three. He was getting open looks, as 18 of his shots were uncontested. He was attacking and that meant he got to the line nine times as well. Plus he dished out seven assists. It was a tour de force.
And it didn’t matter. The Hornets defense was bad and couldn’t get a stop, Nikola Vucevic had 22 points, and the Magic won 102-94.
Kevin Garnett will do anything to get in the head of an opponent… but imitate Lance Stephenson?
Yup. And it worked.
During the first half of Indiana’s visit to Brooklyn, Garnett blew in the ear of Pacers’ veteran David West, who took a little offense at that and pushed KG. The referees blew the whistle and hit West with a technical for the shove.
Of course, then Pacer Lance Stephenson became a meme after he blew in LeBron James’ ear during the playoffs last season. It didn’t really bother LeBron, and West moved on from this pretty quickly. But I somehow doubt KG will become a meme.
This just fits with Garnett’s personality.