The Thunder had what I would call a 'bad' loss on Saturday night. This loss followed what you could argue were probably two bad 'wins,' but bad wins are only bad in the sense that you have to remember them for a week. In two weeks' time you've forgotten how bad the Thunder played for 3 out of 4 quarters and the only thing notable is the fact that OKC is now up by four games over the #2 seed instead of three.
Even though the Hawks loss was bitter, from an overarching perspective the aftermath that resulted is actually sweet:
"It reminds me of being back in college at UCLA...One loss feels like a big loss, especially with the way we play and the toughness we play with."- Russell Westbrook
Boston played NY last night, and the Celtics got a first hand glimpse of Linsanity. Jeremy Lin left with a first hand glimpse of the ridiculousness that is Rajon Rondo.
It isn't only the lottery teams that tank, and here is Lowe's perspective on how the league might be able to fix it.
Young reports that David Stern's time as commissioner may be coming to a close a few years before the current CBA ends.
It sure feels like Deron Williams is auditioning for something these days.
Jeff Green's time with Boston has been a struggle, but his endurance through a shaky 1st season and then his recent health issues have been an encouragement to the men in green.
Coach Nick analyzes the Spurs' recent surge and examines whether they have the stuff to carry them the distance.
Tim Duncan pulled off a veteran move here. Well, maybe not a veteran move since I've never seen it before, but after his takedown of Chris Andersen, it probably will become one.
I disagree with Dwyer, and I agree with this guy in the comment string:
"They told him to be clutch, and instead he brought one."