Quote of the day
"Wouldn't we all want to be a little bit younger? The only good thing about being old is that you have a lot of experience. I'm long on experience." -- Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau
So much for home court advantage in the NBA. Four title contenders met in two nationally televised games last night, and the road team won each game. Orlando lost by four to Miami, in a game where the final score was closer than most of the game. And the Spurs beat the Lakers on a buzzer-beater tip in. Surprisingly, the Lakers are only 19-8 at home this year. They now depart on a 7-game road trip, and 14 of their next 17 games are on the road. Given their difficulty in swallowing home cooking, maybe that doesnít really matter.
LeBron was a total beast last night, with 51 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 68% FG, 82% FT. Thatís 80 RSCP, 71 FDP. No one else was even within shouting distance of those numbers. In fact, the second highest fantasy point output was from Luc Mbah a Moute, with 15 points, 19 boards, 5 assists and 2 steals, obviously filling the Bogut hole. Arguably, Kobe Bryant was just one rebound short of a triple double, but shot only 5-18 from the field, with no hustle stats.
Donít forget to log your pick in Football Pickoff. Green Bay is currently a 53/47 favorite. All picks for the Super Bowl will be frozen at 6:29pm ET Sunday, which is the scheduled kickoff time.