• Just Seventy-Seven Games To Go. Hours after attending the funeral of his father, Doc Rivers watched his Celtics remain the NBA's only undefeated team with an impressive 112-101 win over the Nets. (Note: That final score is extremely misleading.) Da Big Green Three did they thang, with Paul Pierce scoring 28 points, Ray Allen adding 27 and Garnett posting 18 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, some defensive stats and a pear tree. And oh yeah ... HA-HA!
• You Should've Heard What They Yelled At Tamia! Grant Hill shrugged off relentless boos from his former fans for 14 points, eight boards and no injuries as the Suns beat the Magic 106-96. Leandro Barbosa, who absolutely loves living on Planet Orange, scored a career-high 39 points in the win.
• Hell, Paxson Would Trade For Coby Karl Right About Now. A restless United Center crowd started the wave after the Bulls fell behind 30-plus points in the fourth. That's really all you need to know. Raps 101, Bulls a lot less.
• Denver Digs Deep. Real deep. Trailing by 25 points in the first half, the Nuggs used Carmelo Anthony's 32 points and 10 rebounds to pull off the monster come-from-behind victory over the Pacers, 113-106. Indiana has now lost three in a row after starting the season 3-0. They are who we thought they are ... white dudes!