In addition to his seventeen points, Willie Cauley-Stein had seven steals in this game. Unfortunately for WCS fans (and steal fans, if you’re out there), DTB doesn’t care about steals. I rarely, if ever, make it a point to show all the steals that a player has. Even if they get seven of them like WCS did. The scoring is where it’s at.
I’m not sure if Santa actually read the letter I sent him or if Jesus himself is up there listening to my fevered prayers, but however it came to be, I’m thankful that Cauley-Stein hit two real honest-to-god jumpshots in this game. I know I could go back and watch old Cauley-Stein jumpers, but I wanted fresh material, and I got it. If Cauley-Stein’s not canning at least one jumper in every single game for the rest of the season, there’s a lot of people that need to be fired over there in Sacramento. It’s like they don’t even want to have a stretch five on their roster who’s like prime Divac, prime Webber, and prime Jason Thompson all rolled into one.