Man, I realize I shouldn't be one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but this schedule is starting to kill me. God bless the Magic matinee on Sunday, and praise Jeebus Himself for next Thursday's showdown with the Mavs at the Garden. There's only so many Knicks, Sixers and Raptors games a man can take, after all. Tonight the dinosaurs come to town, and Friday we've got the triumphant return of Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green and about twelve other dudes who used to play here. Speaking of Gomes, did anyone happen to notice that he dropped 35 and 11 in a win over the Warriors on Monday night? On the road, no less. Big Al is averaging a robust 20 and 12 for the Puppies, and Tonz-o-Gunz Telfair is even getting close to 33 minutes of run a night, which might partially explain the team's robust win total.
In other news (and mostly because I don't feel like ending this post quite yet), Charlotte's Gerald Wallace has managed to develop into something that shockingly resembles a star NBA player. Wallace's point averages have gone up by at least 3ppg each of the past four seasons, and I swear, every time I turn on Sportscenter this chief is doing something ridiculous... the only problem is that his high-flying/scoring shenanigans tend to be offset by the Bobcats' general ineffectiveness at winning basketball games. This is normally the part where in years past one would say something like, "but the future is bright in Charlotte," but come on, how many times can you convincingly say that shit. I suppose they've been unlucky that they've been without both Sean May and Adam Morrison for the whole year, and maybe getting those guys back will be the proverbial "shot in the arm that this team needs," but to believe that you'd have to ignore the fact that Sean May basically hasn't been healthy since middle school and that John Hollinger has gone on record declaring Morrison's potential "to go down as one of the great draft busts in history." Strong words, these.
You know what, why the hell am I even writing about these guys? Celts-Raps tonight at 7:30. It's where amazing happens.