What are Joel Przybilla and Pau Gasol looking at? The Cloverfield monster? An upper deck blowie? Danny Noonan's putt? Whatever it was, it helped the Lakers end their 10-game winning streak in Portland.
That may sound big and important, but it seems like everyone and their sister in the Western Conference gets a 10-game winning streak. The Blazers had one, the Jazz had one, the Rockets are still on one, the Lakers' just ended ... okay, so all of four teams. That's not every team. Shaddap. Brandon Roy keeps stretching the envelope or whatever the hell you do with an envelope to symbolize greatness, tossing around a career-high 12 assists to go with 20 points. Jarrett Jack (Jingleheimer Schmidt) had similar numbers off the bench, ending with 21 points and 10 assists.
Everything's Coming Up Rafer. To be Rafer Alston on this night has to be envious. He woke up to the news that his assault charges are being dropped. He then contributed to his team's win over Memphis, extending the team's win streak to 14. He might've also had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, and that's never a negative experience. Now if he just got laid after the game, Alston would have scored a bingo on the Awesome Day card, provided he used the free space.
• Jazz Is Trying To Make A Comeback. I'm not necessarily advocating a mercy rule in the NBA, but when the score after the first quarter is Hornets 38-15, is there really an impetus to make a comeback at this point, especially when the Jazz have lost so many games on the road? But let's give them some credit, they actually made some semblance of a clawing-back and were at one point down by just four points. That's the kind of silver lining that 14 seeds in the NCAA tournament accept in their first round losses. Chris Paul was the boss on this night with 24 points, 16 assists and 5 steals.
• Ha. Ha. Ha. Atlanta 99, New York 93. That still never gets old.