The “NBADL All Star game” edition:

Anderson: I guess those two caterpillars he has as eyebrows slowed his progress down a bit. Held to blanks from the field, a mere 4 rebounds and a bounce back to reality.

Bargnani: his first quarter was hotter than The Hunger Games. The rest of his game was as luke warm as a Dance Pak routine. He poor defence needed to be offset with an amazing offensive game tonight and it just didn’t happen.

Davis: not sure what those who praised his game tonight saw, but I saw another lazy ass effort from a guy that should be fighting for his NBA career. If he does get moved next season, he’ll be a deep bench option, certainly not given the opportunity he has here. 18 minutes against a weak team and rather than dominate, he simply played an average game.

DeRozan: great 3rd quarter, good game. The typical “he had passion” game for DeMar where he was attacking on both sides of the ball, got to the line 8 times, and tried his best to keep his insanely injured team together.

Dentmon: I am pretty sure my neighbour’s 12 year old is bigger than this guy. Can’t hate on him, though. Been in town 8 hours and he is on the floor running the show thanks to Jose looking like he was caught by his girlfriend cheating on her with a transgendered beauty pageant contestant.

Gray: speaking of typical, it was just that for Aaron. 7 boards, hustle, hard screens. What seemed untypical was the ticky tack fouls and how he was, at times, mentally removed from the game.

A. Johnson: active hands, but not much else. Stuck in mud, appearing not to care, a shell of himself. If he was to make KoolAid tonight, he’d mess it up.

Kleiza: look here…another LK technical foul!! Everybody take a shot!  That circus shot 3 he made early on had me pumped for what was to come, but outside of a great night on the boards (8 rebounds) he didn’t do much else of anything. He kept shooting, but like Arsenalist trying to get the attention of the cute waitress at Hemingway’s, he kept missing.

Uzoh: thank heavens for Ben, huh?  Now a starter in the NBA (well, Canada’s NBA) he had a strong showing of 4/8, 3 assists, 6 rebounds. He actually looked more comfortable out there than most of the players have all season (holla Amir, James, Jamaal). Sure to get a summer league pickup with someone, he may be playing himself into a back up role contract next season.

Driving the bus: DeMar DeRozan

Under the bus: Alan Anderson

Theme of the Game:

  • Lorenzo

    A sigh of relief from Tanknation, and a sigh of boredom from pretty much everyone else.

  • Ppellico

    really THE strangest game I have seen refed in a long, long time.
    A poor season and getting uglier every week.

    I still am not sure what even happened to Scott and his tech!
    It was just walking on the court and then all hell breaks out.

    Then the weird 2nd and 3rd fouls called on Gray that set the next strange tone.
    I saw brusing plays and no calls made.
    I even saw a ref agreeing with Casey as if to say…well, you’re probably right…the call sucked.

    This needs to be addressed by the NBA.
    The year in itself is horrible, both in terms of craftsmanship and a quality NBA product.
    Poor refs.
    Shoddy play by under seasoned players.
    Players bitching and acting like cry baies.
    Coaches causing player/team issues.

    Right now it is clearly looking like a business run by clowns…not a solid sport.

    • RapsM

      I get what you’re sayin, but if you don’t like what you’re watchin, you don’t have to watch.

      • Gman

        I hate when people write this comment.  Then don’t watch…
        He obviously loves the sport and that’s why he watches.  He also loves the sport enough to take a detailed approach to criticisms he has of it as it degrades into something other than the great game it should be…
        Which is a hell of a lot better than being a mindless automaton who force feeds the product regardless of how good it is.  

        • Ppellico

          finally….understood!

        • RapsM

          What’s the point of watching and getting angry with the results?

  • RapsM

    Whew, I was worried we we’re gonna win for a second there! Really though, we have a tough 3 game stretch and for anyone who is pro-tank they’re smiling right now.

  • ShermanTank

    #TankNation. Join the movement.

    • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

      #StankNation wash your ass…..

      • ShermanTank

        Wash your face!

  • c_bcm

    Seriously? 10 day guy is under the bus? I don’t think so.

  • knickz

    worst game ever!!!!!! where are calderon haters?

  • Carlson

    Toronto gains a key loss and a schedule advantage over the Cavs. Toronto wants to be in the top 4 or 5 in the lotto, and they don’t want the Cavs there. Toronto knows OKC, IND, PHI, BOS, ATL, ATL & MIA are all playoff bound teams and all losable games for them, and that’s exactly what they plan to do, LOSE. Eight times in a row.

    This treachery will not be forgiven nor forgotten by this Cavs fan….Toronto is betting that Washington and Charlotte will not let the Cavs lose. Just wait, your blatant tank job last night will all be for naught. The Cavs will lose those games, enforce our borders, and counteract the alien threat.

  • NyAlesund

    TankNation thanks Amir! The foul he made at 24 seconds left when we were down by 3 was perfect! Perfect to lose the game. By the way I find ungenerous put Anderson under the bus. Why? He is a Rapts since a few days, c’mon.

    Also I disagree about AB’s defence. Well, in the four quarter was more active than the usual.

    I hope to see Calderon against Thunder. Not because we have a chance to win (less than 1%), but to enjoy the game.

  • NyAlesund

    Also I disagree about AB’s defence. Well, in the four quarter was more active than the usual…..to help the TankNation…lol

  • henriques21

    Don’t know if this has been mentioned anywhere else, so pardon me posting it here but anybody have the inside scoop on the situation with James Johnson’s benching?

    • Ppellico

      no…but I personally am troubled by this.
      As a common everyday fan..i expect some information. I expect to be treated as a person who has an interest in the team.

      JJ seems to be a person who does and says what is expected of him.
      This kind of secretive action by a team/coach makes us feel we are not intellegent or worthy of the complete picture.

      I think it is a slap across the face of fans.
      We are old enough and mature enough to make judgements on things.

      • Earl Gray

        Is this guy for real?

        • Copywryter

          Lives under a real bridge, I’m sure.

          • ppellico

            i take it back.
            its obvious there are a few not mature enough

            • Destro

              Are thou still troubled mine most noble poster ?