Another bout of Linsanity is upon us as Jeremy Lin visited his old team. The New York media tends to crowd out all other noise on nights like this.
There were other games, trust me on this.
We had a gritty, brutal, brawl of a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls. The Oklahoma City Thunder faced off against the San Antonio Spurs for Western Conference supremacy. We also had a second Ricky Rubio sighting against a strangely competent Orlando Magic team.
See? We don't need the Lakers or Heat for a storyline-laden night of NBA action. We may, however, need different combinations of teams for more competitive games. There wasn't a close contest in the bunch on Monday.