For one, the Grizzlies and Thunder should play every other day. They don’t know how to not take a game down to the wire. And two, let O.J. Mayo match up with Russell Westbrook at every opportunity. It seems to be the only time Mayo actually steps up to be more than just a glorified spot-up shooter. Both went down in OKC last night as Mayo’s (22 points) rainbow triple iced the Grizzlies 94-88 win (Then he mocked Westbrook’s signature “gunslinger” celebration). Outside of the obvious matchups – Wade/Kobe, LeBron/Carmelo, Scola/hygiene – this UCLA/USC connection is one of the better under-the-radar personal rivalries in the league. On the other end, the Thunder point guard had a rough time, struggling with his shot and finishing with 19 … While James Harden (14 points, five dimes) was busy dominating the pick-n-roll game with some of the nicest passes we’ve seen anyone with a full beard make since Vlade Divac was alive and kicking, Russell Westbrook had one play on the break where he stumbled, and then threw the ball over the backboard. No clue whether it was a pass or a shot, and we’re not sure which one would be worse … Last night, the Daily Thunder’s Royce Young tweeted: “Eddie Sutton was in the Memphis locker room after the game. Tony Allen saw him and said, ‘Y’all make room for the chief!’” … The Bucks beat the Wizards, 112-98, as their backcourt put in work. Brandon Jennings (who actually dropped 17 of his points in the third quarter) and Monta Ellis combined for 36 points, 11 rebounds and 13 dimes … To help describe this game, we’ll just recap one play in particular: Ellis hit Ersan Ilyasova (16 points, 11 rebounds) in the face with a pass before the ball bounced away and hit Jan Vesely in the head … There goes one record these Bulls teams had over the MJ teams. Before last night’s six-point loss against Houston, Chicago had gone 86 regular season games without losing two in a row, a franchise record. But thanks to Goran Dragic (21 points) and two massive Houston second half runs (14-1 and 17-2), Chicago completely fell apart in the final 24 minutes outside of Luol Deng (24 points) … Most incredible stat of the night is undoubtedly Marcus Camby‘s age. While his former college coach was trying to win a championship with Camby 2.0, Anthony Davis, the old Rocket was dropping 12 points and 11 rebounds on one of the best teams in the NBA. When Calipari and Camby were together, and going for a college championship in ’96, Davis was three years old … We can’t fault Dallas for forgetting about Randy Foye. We can’t remember a single Randy Foye moment since he left Villanova six years ago. But disregard someone in the NBA at your own peril, something the Mavs learned in their 19-point thumping at the hands of the Clippers. Foye somehow found the time to throw up 15 triples, making eight of them to finish with 28 points … That’s also six straight Clipper wins, something they hadn’t done in 20 years … Blake Griffin‘s (15 points, 16 rebounds) daily highlight came in the form of a put-back that we’re pretty sure Dirk Nowitzki could never do … And Larry Brown wants to get back into coaching. He also said he thought Kentucky could beat 15 NBA teams. In related news, don’t hire Brown if you want a reliable coach … We’re out like Meagan Good‘s free agency.
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