The “colour purple” edition:

Barbosa: you have to think his agent is subtly using BBM messages after every game to pump Barbosa up to every playoff bound team in the league. The vast majority of recent games have seen him come in and almost immediately have a positive effect on the game.

Bayless: he’s getting back in to the groove but still looks as into the game as a vegan is into a date at the Keg.

Calderon: he did a little spin-a-rooni on the floor after getting faked out of his shoes, and from there he had a game so not worthy of being burned on a DVD that his parents went to bed early and watched The Notebook.

Carter: a hat tip and not much else. I’ve spent more time on the treadmill in the past year than AC spent on the floor tonight.  (hint: On June 10, 2011 at 9:57am I pressed a power button on a treadmill. On June 10, 2011 at 9:58am, I pressed the power button again on the very same treadmill)

Davis: he had a quick 2 blocks that were prettier than JLO’s nipple at the Oscar’s, but other than that he filled up the stat sheet with the same consistency as a collinder holding water.  With that said, he did have a solid game in 21 minutes.

DeRozan: attacked the hoop, was both self aware and teammate aware all night, got to the line 8 times and added 4 times it a 21 point night.  Bambi was as cute as a newborn.

Gray: never a promising thing when his offensive output is the highlight of his night. That’s like a stripper coming home and being excited to tell her husband that she did a great job at recommending the chicken fingers for dinner at the ciub last night.

A. Johnson: banged up a little in the first half, but our local hero still posted a 7 and 7. I’m a little surprised that his name hasn’t been bandied about a little more in a season that will continue to be taxing on the forwards in the league.

J. Johnson: 6 points, 6 rebounds, and a ride in the sidecar tonight. The only thing missing was a flower on his uniform that squirted water when you went to smell it.

Kleiza: what looked like a broken nose, a rumoured possible re-aggravating of his ankle, yet he hit a series of 3’s late that basically gave us the win.  You half expected Monte Williams to come out to centre court during a timeout, pull a pistol from his pocket and shoot out Linas’ knee, yelling “stay down you bastard!” as he did it.

Driving the bus: DeMar DeRozan

Under the bus: Ed Davis

Theme of the Game: