Back in Business
It’s been a weird month and a half to say the least. Being unable to post about the Spurs going 23-3 has been a little disappointing, but I can’t be too upset – I meant they’re 23-3! Plus they’re on (another) 8-game winning streak. About 1/3 through the season and the Spurs have the best record, and they are doing it with basically the same team from last year. RJ adapted in a big way, Manu is playing like an MVP, Duncan is rolling along as usual, and even Parker has been decent in spite of the impending divorce. (The divorce sucks by the way… it’s always nice to see Eva in the stands if only cuz it keeps the camera from showing us random people who look like they aren’t sure how to cheer or if they even want to be at the game. Plus she looks better than a dude wearing a Duncan jersey.) Tiago Splitter and DeJuan Blair – the two players who were supposed to make a significant impact this year – haven’t really done anything special to be honest. I’m not worried though. They play their roles and that’s what matters now.
Around the League
The Celtics and Mavs actually look pretty strong this year and Miami is in the midst of a 12 game winning streak as well. I still don’t think the Miami Dwyane Wades can compete with the Celtics in the playoffs tho. Also, Orlando just beefed up big time with the acquisitions of Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson. They also brought back Hedo Turkoglu who I contend they never should have let walk after their NBA Finals appearance. If Miami doesn’t make a power move soon to shore up their interior defense then they will not have a chance in May.