1) I'm adopting Tom's name for his links posts from the summer, because it's a much less generic and boring name.
2) There won't be any editorial pontification from me today, since I have much work to do. I'm sure you're all very disappointed.
KD recaps the beatdown from last night:
Trevor Ariza is still stepping out of his comfort zone more than I care to see (though I submit that the Rockets badly need someone to create shots, and Ariza is at least attempting to), but he had a sound floor game with 17 points and seven assists. Just one turnover. And Kyle Lowry always seemed to be a foot away from the basket and in the air — eight points, 10 assists, eight rebounds, three turnovers and two steals for the Rocket reserve.
I'd also like to remind everyone to check out Straight Outta Vancouver - SBN's resident Grizzlies blog. DJ Turtleface and company write a lot of really good stuff over there. Here's what they had to say about last night.
More links after the jump
As Xiane noted not long ago, the Hornets fired Byron Scott after their blowout loss to the Suns on national television. Ouch. At the Hive has more.
zOMG UPDATE: Ric Bucher reports that the Hornets' GM Jeff Bower will be head coach for at least a little while.
LeBron James has decided - finally - that he's done talking about free agency. Good Lord, I hope that's true.
Dave Berri (of Wages of Wins fame/infamy) is now writing for the Huffington Post, as well. My general opinion of the "HuffPo" (as the
kids whoever the hell reads it call it) is that it's a collection of blathering idiots, but they've assembled a lot of good sports writers. So maybe there's something useful there.
Anyways, Berri reminds us all that, despite what's often parroted at us by government and sports officials - stadiums and arenas generally do not bring any extra revenue to cities.
Finally, Jason Friedman of Rockets.com has a good story about Kyle Lowry's excellence, as well as an extended interview with Rick Adelman.
That's all folks.