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Kevin Durant’s streak of 25 point games was snapped last night when the Spurs held the phenomenal scorer to 21 points on 7-19 shooting. His streak had reached 29 games, which is incredible. I mean, really incredible. He is one of the two best/easiest scorers in the game along with Carmelo.
These guys can drop in 20 points in a quarter and it never seems forced or not in rhythm with the offense. And Durant is the only legitimate consistent scoring threat on the Thunder (Westbrook is still developing) and yet the defenses cannot stop him. They know going into every game that if they can contain Durant their odds of winning increase exponentially, but usually they falter while attempting to stop KD.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas is widely expected to be bought out from the Wizards and then resign with the Cavaliers a month after that. Many point to his loyalty to the Cavaliers organization, and the loyalty that is supposedly reciprocated, as an obvious reason that he will be back in Cleveland before Easter. Read the rest of this entry »
In a very special All-Star edition of the Paints in the Podcast, The Champ, The Custodian, and The Franchise discuss why they like All-Star Weekend, watching basketball games in front of too many people, Team USA in upcoming years, The Custodian’s “Little Things All-Stars,” the Paints Dudes’ midseason awards, durability of NBA players, who will win the various competitions of All-Star Weekend, and then The Franchise plays “Figure It Out,” a new segment where someone attempts to guess a word surreptitiously dropped into the conversation by the other Paints Dudes. Further discussion topics include who will win laser tag, which All-Star best represents each Paints Dude, and ranking the East and West’s playoff seeds. The Freelancer guest stars in Wildcard Time, where the Paints Dudes discuss Super Bowl commercials, how The Champ should improve his game, and why there aren’t any references to ****** ***** left in the final cut of the podcast. Champ’s Story Time tells the tale of the one time Champ raised his hand in class. A double dose of bonus material follows the conclusion of the podcast.