Nikola Mirotic 12 Points Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

Allow me to register my dissatisfaction with the Chicago “Splash Brothers” equivalent, the “Drain Duo”. Who are the two players that are contained under the umbrella of this nickname? Surely they must be established and high-performing shooters to have the gumption to craft themselves this moniker. Nope. Just Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott. And this…

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Otto Porter Career High 21 Points Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

“Why do scrubs always go off on us?” comes the frantic yell of the collective fanbase any time a role-player scores more than twenty points. Their angst is understandable, but ultimately misguided; lots of role-players have good games every night, and they have to come against some other team. Teams that get burned repeatedly by…

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JaVale McGee 8 Points/4 Blocks Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

JaVale McGee, clad scantily in a leopard-print speedo, relaxed in his outdoor hot tub. The contrast between the cool mountain air on his chest and the warm bubble-jets on his legs was sublime, much like the pairing of a medium-bodied Tuscan Chianti and rich dark chocolates from Paris which floated on a tray in front…

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Terrence Jones 25 Points Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

Terrence Jones PER of 25.9 is pretty damn good. Yes, I understand it’s only been three games, but he has looked like a legit beast out there. If Houston does in fact possess a “big three” (every team does, you just have to adjust your definition of “big”), that three would be Harden, Howard, and…

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Gordon Hayward 24 Points Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

Gordon Hayward sauntered up to his new teammates, Dante Exum and Joe Ingles. “I couldn’t help but overhear your guys’ conversation.” Both of the Australians perked up. “So you got the new Assassins Creed too, mate?” Dante asked. “The gameplay is just on another level.” Gordon laughed. “Well, actually, no. Those action-adventure games are for…

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Anthony Bennett 12 Points Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

Most likely, I’m doing the internet a disservice by posting these highlights. In this collection of individual pictures, appearing in front of your eyes so quickly that they provide the illusion of movement, Anthony Bennett converts five times on what is the worst shot in basketball – the long two. I feel that making these…

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Derrick Favors Career High 32 Points Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

Who knew creating and marketing a line of cookbooks was so hard? Let it be known DownToBuck is a savvy businessperson. He can sense a good business opportunity and is quick to seize it, like a cobra uncoiling to strike its unwitting victim. So it only makes sense that I would copyright the term “Flavors…

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Dante Exum 10 Points/3 Threes Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

I like to rag on the Jazz announcers for being really bad (Matt Harpring), but at least they somewhat know what they are talking about. I don’t even know who these jokers that they got to commentate are, but I definitely don’t want to hear them ever again. First confusing Booker for Exum, and then…

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Perry Jones III 20 Points Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

Remember last year, when Timberwolves fans were complaining endlessly about injuries to their team preventing them from being playoff-bound? Yeah. After this, I don’t think any fanbase can complain. Any future spate of injuries will look like a pastry puff parade compared to the current state of the Thunder. I don’t mind at all, though….

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Elfrid Payton 16 Points/9 Assists Full Highlights (11/1/2014)

Question to people who are more knowledgeable about style-related matters than I: what is Elfrid Payton’s hair called? Is it an afro? I would say no, unless it actually is. Is it a flattop? Kinda. Not like Noel-style though. Whatever the correct term, he’s second in the league to Chris Douglas-Roberts for having rad locks….

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