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Valley of the Sun puts Amare's boffo game into historical context: "Amare's ridiculous 40-10-5-5 game puts him elite company, as only six players have recorded such a stat line since 1986-87 and nobody has since Vince Carter turned the trick in 2001-02. The others aren't so shabby either: Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon."
Matt Yglesias says that, at this point, the president-elect might be a nice addition to the Wizards' rotation.
Ramona Shelburne explains how rookie and former D-Leaguer Mike Taylor leap-frogged veteran Jason Hart on the Clippers' depth chart at point guard.
Tim Kawakami has the latest on the Nellie-Harrington row.
Bulls fans are dripping with frustration. Blog-a-Bull: "I am so frustrated watching this team, which has no plan from the highest levels of the organization to how they behave on the court. Reinsdorf bungles most things he touches, Paxson has no clue what to do with the roster except draft and stockpile more lottery picks, Vinny is completely searching for anything to work, and the players are showing him nothing really does."
Who's the big winner in the Detroit-Denver swap? Try Will Bynum.
48 Minutes of Hell: Being underrated is...underrated: "The Spurs lack of fanfare is their glory. The fact that their team is consistently under appreciated is the most telling testimony of their greatness."
By all accounts, the Blazers showed a lot last night. But, in what's becoming a pattern for Portland, the whole didn't quite equal the sum of its parts. Mike Barrett has more.