You never know what might happen in the NBA. Against the lowly Kings, I didn’t think LeBron James would need to play more than 30 minutes. Instead, he scored a season-high 40 points, handed out a career-high 16 assists and grabbed eight rebounds in almost 48 minutes on the floor.
Tuesday night sits on the calendar as the middle child of the week. It’s better than Monday, but not close enough to Friday to start getting excited for the weekend. On the final Tuesday in the month of February 2013, eight games made up the NBA schedule.
The Heat extended their win streak in double O.T., the Pacers continued their recent dominance with another double-digit victory, the Cavaliers snapped a long losing streak against the Bulls and Dirk Nowitzki entertained NBA fans with his version of 20/20.
As the week turns to Wednesday morning you will be the talk of the office and classroom spouting off references from our latest edition of Five Fast Facts.
When it comes to the Slam Dunk Contest, LeBron James is full of it.
“I am more of an in-game dunker”, he says. “I am too old to be in the dunk contest”, he says. “Why don’t you take a poll and see if you think I have more to lose than gain?”, he asks.
And then ever-so-casually during pregame warm ups, he goes and does this:
The Knicks and Warriors gave their fans a break from their “Les Miserables” recent struggles with wins, the Heat completed another fourth quarter comeback from their “Silver Linings Playbook” to defeat the Cavaliers again and the Thunder continued their “Life of Pi” with a dynamic defensive performance against the Bulls.
In honor of Tony Mendez, we present Sunday’s edition of Five Fast Facts.