An amazing tale of Rod Thorn and his remarkable father.
Dan Feldman of PistonPowered on the Pistons, who lost "The Larry Brown Cup" to the Bobcats: "The Pistons aren’t a good team right now. We can debate all we want how much better they’ll be when fully healthy. But, for now, they’re nothing special."
The Bobcats won that game despite turning the ball over a ton. They are league leaders in that category and it's not close.
When LeBron James passes for the assist, who is he passing to? More than anyone else, according to this fancy pie chart, it's Anthony Parker. (Via Cavs the Blog)
Zach Lowe of CelticsHub: "Classic. [Paul] Pierce was 0-of-9 over the first three quarters before erupting in the 4th. And the thing about Pierce is that he was still productive on offense -- or at least not unproductive -- over those first three quarters because of his determination to get to the line. Like I said, we’ve seen this movie before. For 12 years. Appreciate."
Huge frontcourts can be punished by smaller, quicker, more skilled players like Carl Landry, as the Clippers found out.
Rahat Huq of Red94: "Tracy McGrady ... had by far his best performance of the season, even coming close to a dunk on one occasion."
Flip Saunders punishes the regulars with a benching, and it totally works.
Bret Lagree of Hoopinion: "Kevin Love's offensive rebound rate: 26.9%. Atlanta's team offensive rebound rate: 29.5%" Paging Josh Smith, Al Horford, Zaza Pachulia, Jason Collins, Joe Smith ...
Dave from BlazersEdge on Joel Przybilla's knee injury: "What can you do at this point but shrug your shoulders and laugh? Not a funny laugh, mind you. It's the laugh you laugh when your house burns down and the fire truck that came to save you tips over on your new car."
A real deal stat geek digs deep into the "who's the best clutch player" question, and looking at the 2008-2009 season comes up with a list that is topped by LeBron James, Brandon Roy, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.