11.25.2006

Spirituality supports reality



I know I should probably be letting this chin-stroker sink in over the weekend, but duty beckons. Tonight, I came home to find that the Nuggets and Warriors had blazed the shit out of each other. Notable beyond all scale, however, was the line put up by Earl Smith III of New Jeruz: 12 for 18 from the floor, 4 three's, total of 31 points. In 25 minutes.

I've heard the noise about the Smith/Diawara tandem, and I also know that J.R. remains a situational player (i.e. offense only). But I can only conclude from these statistics that Smith is just too formidable to leave on the floor indefinitely. Twenty-five is enough to stake his claim on the action, to make Denver's rampaging intentions known. Then he's bottled up again, leaving a scarred opponent in his wake for Carmelo and co. to responsibly feast upon.

A career high with starter's minutes is encouraging; nearly matching it in one half must be what passes for irony among twenty-one year-old scoring machines.

UPDATE: Having been driven to check an alternate news source by the comments, I have now been forced to admit that all this occurred in twenty-five sixty-second intervals. That Yahoo would botch such a crucial fact cannot bode well for their eternal come-up.

29 Comments:

At 11/25/2006 4:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool post, but he got 25 minutes.

 
At 11/25/2006 5:09 AM, Anonymous dalls said...

Could Smith be a new millenium version of the 'Microwave' a la the Detroit Pistons' Vincenzo Johnson?

Microwaves in the 80's rarely had the dual feature of concvection oven and inner rotating plate which Smith must surely be equipped with.

 
At 11/25/2006 5:13 AM, Anonymous dp said...

as an aside, have you viewed Tracy McGrady's wedding photo album and the pics of his semi-nude whore wife?

Enjoy this Thanksgiving gift from your friends at DALLASPENN.COM

 
At 11/25/2006 9:15 AM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

it was all far more impressive when i thought it was 15 (thanks yahoo); i'm only not deleting this post because comments have already been left. but color me me less enthused and amused.

 
At 11/25/2006 10:36 AM, Blogger salt_bagel said...

From the "AI spoils us" department last night: 46pts 5reb 10ast 2stl 1blk in 45 minutes (with no made threes), making me cringe and appreciate at the same time.

As time goes by, this type of Ivy game has more and more of a comfort food effect on me. It hasn't become flat boring, but the enjoyment has taken on a different flavor. You kind of just settle into it. There was decent flair in this one, and a few amusing "Education of Thabo" moments in the second half.

Scarily, Big Ben had 0pts 0reb 1 ast in 20 minutes. Is this what it's coming to? I had high hopes for this year's Bulls, both in rooting terms and FD terms. The circus trip never made them stop playing D before. On the upside, it seems like Deng got moderately fierce in the offseason.

 
At 11/25/2006 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is the steal of the offseason! Chicago looks like a bunch of idiots for trading him to the Nuggets for Eisley and two second round picks. The Nuggets now have a scoring tandem that they needed in the last few seasons. Watch out NBA!

 
At 11/25/2006 1:02 PM, Anonymous B L L said...

Not to be lost in the SmithFest was Biedrins dropping 31-10 off the bench. Golden State and Denver bringing their guns (and relatively athletic bigs) to town!

 
At 11/25/2006 1:27 PM, Anonymous megapickles said...

Nary a mention of Agent Zero's near perfect imperfections? Dude almost put up 0 points in 31 minutes of play.

I was there. It was ugly. I think Gilbert had a bad reaction to leftover turkey or something.

WV: jagqkqyh- Judge Advocate General busts the Quik Bunny.

 
At 11/25/2006 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you seen this? have you heard about this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFv75Kno05I

 
At 11/25/2006 6:06 PM, Anonymous Alap said...

25, 10, and most notably, 7 blocks for Amare. Is it too early to issue the "I'm Back" fax? The man could jump to the high heavens if he tried.

 
At 11/25/2006 6:44 PM, Blogger sam said...

some thoughts on JR Smith:
-I read somewhere that George Karl criticizes him (esp his work ethic) in the media all the time to try to prevent his ego from getting out of control

-he brings more swagger to the floor than healthy K-Mart.

-a fair number of his minutes in the 140-129 game were with Melo sitting--he was a successful number one option

-his defense makes me cringe more often than Andre Miller's

 
At 11/25/2006 8:13 PM, Anonymous Kaifa said...

Re: Anon 5:13 - let the discussions about his commercial resume.

Also, as much as I hate Zo's flexing act, he blocked Josh Smith's and Dwight Howard's dunk in the same week. Warrants mentioning, I guess.

 
At 11/25/2006 8:14 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

i watched t-mac's wedding pics on mute with this on and was quite moved.

 
At 11/25/2006 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The McGrady wedding pictures were a wonderfully moving documentation of 'what' that day was--the anticipation and the the rites of passage.

The 'nakedness' (really, if you can call it that) was very tasteful.

 
At 11/25/2006 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone happen to catch a glimpse of Gheorghe Muresan sitting in the stands of the Wizards/Pistons game on Saturday night?

 
At 11/26/2006 6:21 AM, Anonymous Kaifa said...

Add Gerald Wallace to Zo's list for the week. Anyway, can somebody please shed some light on this for me: are these young guys in Golden State like Monta Ellis and now Matt Barnes really that good or is it Nellie's offense giving athletic players great opportunities? I haven't been able to catch any Warriors games over here in Europe and can only go by the highlights, box scores and articles/posts. But it seems like the "traditional" players like Dunleavy or Foyle have seen limited chances with Nellie.

 
At 11/26/2006 11:44 AM, Anonymous Sean said...

Did anybody see Julian Wright last night?

 
At 11/26/2006 12:07 PM, Blogger Brickowski said...

Kaifa-
Nellie's offense is certainly giving these kids a good start, but Monta and Biedrins can flat-out play (Pietrus too, but we always kinda suspected that). Last night Andris out AK'd AK. He's really a joy to watch. Barnes, though, isn't all that, and it's worth remembering that he had the occassional nice game with the Kings.

 
At 11/26/2006 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, congratulations on being in the Times today. I think the times called those of us that read FD "mature audiences". That's neat.

 
At 11/26/2006 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fiance on a daily occurence questions my devotion to that "pointless Free whatever" blog. As a staunch GOP college dropout/stoner turned professional, I often question her source of everything news worthy, then today, her Ivy league boo-tay had to ask ,"It's FreeDarko you read, correct?" Vendication is mine.

JR playing the roll of a stud. There are inner city HS teams older than Boston.

 
At 11/26/2006 2:07 PM, Anonymous Kaifa said...

Re: the "I don't do center" discussion from a few weeks ago:

Dwight Howard leading the change?

Although Howard punishes opponents with quick moves and electrifying dunks while also cleaning up on the boards, he still has a desire to expand his game. He spent a lot of time this offseason working on his jumper from 15 feet and in. But as effective as he's been down low, there's been no reason for him to display the new skills.

''I think the center is a good position,'' Howard said. ''All the bigs want to shoot jump shots and become an outside player. But I think as more and more bigs come into the league, if they really work on their low post games and get that center position back, the game will be a lot better.''

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/sports_columnists/article/0,1426,MCA_468_5170801,00.html

 
At 11/26/2006 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, but that times blurb makes y'all sound exactly like deadspin. i like deadspin too but either the times writers didn't get the point or they were just lazy.

 
At 11/26/2006 4:44 PM, Blogger Mr. Six said...

Anyone got a link to the Times article. My Sunday morning brain cannot find it.

 
At 11/26/2006 7:28 PM, Blogger T. said...

Whore wife?

She was the freaking receptionist at the Lexus dealer near where he went to high school. He picked *her* up.

Sheesh.

 
At 11/26/2006 8:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melo and JR could be a more explosive version of what Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis have going on for the Sonics. With even worse defense.

 
At 11/26/2006 10:25 PM, Anonymous J.E. Skeets said...

Clips-Nugs. J.R.'s put-back. Find it. Love it.

 
At 11/27/2006 12:51 AM, Blogger Stumbleweed said...

J.R. is effing filthy. He's the dude we've been waiting for in Denver -- after the last few games, I've become certain of it. I was at the game tonight watching them demolish the Clippers, and yeah, find that put-back by J.R. I can't stop saying this -- FILTHY!

And I don't want to hear any more whining about 'Melo's defense, he's stepped it up big-time this year. If more people watched Nuggets games, they'd know that already -- he's 5th the league in steals. Act like ya know.

 
At 11/27/2006 12:56 AM, Blogger T. said...

Strange, my Google RSS feed of FreeDarko (yeah I gets down like that) shows a new post (TNT/Jay-Z) but I can't seem to find or refresh enough times to get there.

 
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