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Reading how Joakim Noah might be fined for telling Carmelo Anthony he's wasting his career with Knicks. No "self-apparent truth" defense?
Just overheard 3 20-something guys comparing hair-gel application techniques. Would have made a great scene from a Judd Apatow movie.
Funny thought for the night: A bunch of Lakers fans -- I've no idea why -- followed me. They all disappeared last 3 weeks. Telling.
My best Rod Serling voice: "Picture a world where the Bobcats might be a playoff lock and the Lakers are everyone's punch line..."
I hear there is some 50,000-watt blow torch now open to being the flagship. Who could that be?
Don't be surprised if this up-tick for the Bobcats results in a new radio home. What a concept: Able to listen to games after sunset.
Remember the hand-wringing about the royal screwup the Bobcats were making trying to get better now? That Jefferson dude. What a waste...
Bobcats playoff chances good enough at this point that you want the Pistons to believe they can catch Hawks (draft pick).
Warriors whipping up on Hawks. An exceedingly good night on Bobcats' playoff trail.
Pacers trail Rockets by nearly 30 -- like they're channeling the Lakers.
Wanted to see Springsteen next month. Confident after tonight I'll be out of town that weekend.
Big Al on Jordan's pre-game speech: "He told us he was proud of us. But don't be happy with what you've already done."
Al Jefferson on Michael Jordan's pre-game speech: "If that doesn't motivate you, I don't know what will."
Steve Clifford said it's time for Bobcats to view themselves as a playoff team; to spend last 20 games preparing to compete in post-season.
Michael Jordan addressed Bobcats pre- game to impress the importance of this playoff push.
Final: Bobcats 101, Cavs 92
Clinching tiebreakers over both the Cavs and Pistons puts the Bobcats in a great position to make the playoffs.
shot clock Cavs.
Biz has a total of 3 minutes in this game.
I wonder if Pargo should be getting some minutes. Ridnour right now isn't a clear-cut 2nd-best point guard.
End of third: Bobcats 76, Cavs 74
Al Jefferson blocking a lot of shots.
Al Jefferson, rim-protector. Who knew?
Halftime: Bobcats 55, Cavs 50.
Steve Clifford can't be happy with the Cavs shooting 55 percent from the field. -- 26 points in the paint.
Kemba has nine assists this half.
CDR with a chance for a 4-point play off foul by Kyrie Irving (his 3rd, sending him to the bench). Free throw good.
MKG and CDR back in -- your hyphenated-name report for the night.
With Henderson out (and Taylor, obviously), Bobcats' depth is hurting. Gary Neal has a big scoring burden with 2nd unit.
A nine-point lead is now down to one.
End of 1st: Bobcats 32, Cavs 25. Bobcats shot 63 percent.
Anthony Bennett -- first pick in June -- enters game for Cleveland.
BTW, Dion Waiters has had some injury issues recently, but I'm told him coming off the bench is a basketball decision.
MKG's block of Hawes at the rim was pretty impressive.
Cody Zeller just ran over big bro. Foul on Tyler because he was in restricted area.
And another 20-footer from MKG.
MKG hits a 20-footer.
All the end-of-bench guys -- CDR, Tolliver, Pargo -- have ended up contributing. They were chosen well. Very professional.
CDR hits two 3s in first six minutes tonight.
Bobcats early on have McRoberts guarding Hawes and Big Al matched with Thompson.
Based on when he was with the 76ers, Spencer Hawes will give Big Al some problems with his shooting range.
Cody Zeller goes up against big bro Tyler tonight. Cody has played better of late, with 4 straight double-figure scoring games.
Bobcats have won 5 in a row at home, beating Pacers, Grizzlies, Pelicans, Pistons and Mavericks. Last loss here was to Spurs.
The Bobcats are 2-0 vs. Cavs, so they can clinch a tiebreaker by winning tonight. First time Al Jefferson has played vs. Cavs this season.
CDR starting again tonight with Gerald Henderson injured. Steve Clifford wants Gary to settle in with 2nd unit.
Steve Clifford greeting ex-Bobcats GM/coach Bernie Bickerstaff, now on Cavs staff. Clifford and Bickerstaff worked together in LA.
Spurs getting huge attention in TNT post-game. Cuz God forbid you knock the Lakers.
Lakers staying within 47 of the Clippers. Special.
Wrote my Sunday NBA column long before this, but it hits the mark: Lakers a joke, but Knicks a deeper, endemic problem.
Yo, Laker fans: Tuck and cover.
Suns' victory over OKC is as impressive as Bobcats' victory over Pacers. COY call (and Thibs has to get votes) will be interesting.
Couple of you pointed out that Kobe made the All-Star team despite injury. But that was the fan vote. Al was dependent on coaches' vote.
It's cool that Vogel paid Big Al that praise and he's been great. But again, I'll quote Steve Clifford: Al missed a LOT of games early on.
BTW, Frank Vogel said post-game that Al Jefferson's performances should make coaches rethink how they cast their All-Star ballots. (more)
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Final: Bobcats 109, Pacers 87
Al Jefferson banks in a 3 to beat the shot clock.
Steve Clifford always talks about Josh McRoberts' "multiple efforts" plays. Those two putbacks say it.
David West and Josh McRoberts might get into it. Some shoving going on.
Paul George fouls Anthony Tolliver for a potential 4-point play. Tolliver misses free throw.
End of 3rd: Bobcats 73, Pacers 57
Paul George (0-of-9) finally scored in his 20th minute on the court.
MKG takes a baseline charge from Paul George. Somebody on radio said MKG belongs in the D-League. Sheesh.
That's two bad turnovers by Kemba in the pick-and-roll. Teams are jumping out on him aggressively to take away his dribble/passing lane.
All that grief MKG took after the LeBron-a-palooza? Playing tonight like he took it very personally.
MKG just threw Paul George's shot attempt back in his face. George scoreless on nine shot attempts.
Paul George is 0-of-8.
Halftime: Bobcats 47, Pacers 38. Big Al with 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting.
Gary Neal does a nice job of getting himself fouled late in a shot clock. Evan Turner can be a clod defensively at times.
Kemba Walker doing a little Iverson with those crossover moves.
Bobcats have scored 3 points in first 5 minutes of second quarter.
Steve Clifford trusted his bench a possession or two too long. Lead down to 6.
Luis Scola is so sound fundamentally. Must have been really well coached as a kid.
Here comes Big Al before the lead is history.
New guy Luke Ridnour throws a pass Biz isn't gonna catch.
Pacers have trimmed a 20-point deficit to 10. Bench is a little shaky, certainly shorthanded.
Biz has open 4-footer. Biz misses open 4-footer. Some things change, some others...
Pacers' 8 points was one more than the fewest Bobcats have ever allowed in a quarter.
End of 1st quarter: Bobcats 28, Pacers 8. Indiana shoots 4-of-20 from the field, commits 6 turnovers.
Fewest points Bobcats have allowed in a quarter this season: 11 vs. Raptors. Pacers at 8 right now.
Pacers are a mess offensively right now. 3-of-14 with five turnovers. Latest was Donald Sloan slamming into Al Jefferson for a charge.
Pacers are 2-of-13 from the field with four turnovers. Big Al outscoring Pacers 12-6.