The “payback’s a bitch” edition:
Ajinca: unused and unloved, 2 words attributed to Alexis tonight courtesy of Jay Triano.
Alabi: just found out that bangers and mash wasn’t some hood term for sex. Enjoy England, bubba.
Barbosa: he played, I heard his name, but didn’t see him contribute much at all. On the positive side, it’s good to see this team win without him busting his ass.
Bargnani: looked like he was feeling the ongoing lingering issues associated with licking car door handles outside Filmore’s. Just not himself, looked distraught and probably gave 1/2 the team some disease.
Bayless: you know what he’d be good at? Dance Dance Revolution. Just sayin’.
Calderon: if they could combine Megan Fox, Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson into one person, the result would just about start to resemble the game Jose had tonight. He may claim it was payback for the last time these 2 teams met, but if it was that or seeing Jack again or rising to the level of Paul, whatever it was he should bottle it. He kept Paul in check, even blowing by him like he was a rookie, he manned up against Jack, he did everything and anything he wanted.
Davis: back to coming off the bench and he did it to okay levels. He’s had better games but his hustle is infectious.
DeRozan: didn’t do much well tonight, but did enough things “good” that allowed his team to stick around. What’s scary is this kid could be the leader of this team, especially if BC ever moved Andrea. Scarier is I think he is starting to realize it.
Evans: ever feel like you are yelling into a black hole wondering where it all went awry?
A. Johnson: it’s like somebody told him there will be no ball next season, so you might as well go out and perform now. He is a changed man from the first 2 months of the season and he is doing it without showboating or primping & preening. My respect for him and his game has increased tenfold.
J. Johnson: as the MLSE-employed commentators continue to bow down to Colangelo and basically call this move a steal, before we can claim he is better than Primoz Brezec, lets see what the kid can do over 10-15 games. He has a 1/2 year of adrenaline to get rid of..let’s just enjoy the ride.
Kleiza: call Pizza Pizza and see if he shows up at your door.
Weems: heck of a first half. He was stroking that shot like RapsFan at a convention of women dressed like Asian schoolgirls. Then he had a halftime interview with Leo and reality set it. 2 points the rest of the night and AltRaps smiled knowingly.
Driving The Bus: Jose Calderon
Under The Bus: Leandro Barbosa