Subject: Daily Blurb - January 30, 2012|
Posted by: Guru
-  Mon, Jan 30, 2012, 10:47
Quote of the day
"This was a bad loss for us. Not that it was Cleveland..." -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers, after the Cavs scored the final 12 points to win by one point in Boston
We’re five weeks into the compacted NBA season, and the Celtics are only 9-10 in spite of four straight wins last weekend, which included back to back wins over Orlando. Meanwhile, the Cavs are 8-11 after yesterday’s last 2-second win in Boston. Of course, Rondo is still out with a wrist injury. Then again, the Celtics are only 5-8 when Rondo has played. Perhaps Doc Rivers would have been better served by spending this season watching his son play at Duke.
When your NBA focus is on fantasy stats, it’s easy to miss the big picture, including the NBA standings. At this juncture, one team is standing out as a cut above the rest, at least in terms of W/L record. Oklahoma City is 16-3. That’s no big surprise, although it doesn’t feel like Durant is having the dominating season that many expected when making him a consensus #1 or #2 pick in most fantasy drafts. But the team is obviously winning. They won’t face either Miami or Chicago until late March and early April. Those games may help define the balance of power. Then again, by that time, OKC may not still be at the top of the pack.