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.