It was another exciting Tuesday night of action in the NBA. Of the 10 games on the schedule, five came down to the wire, at least two unexpectedly so. The Association was abound with big performances by young guards (Brandon Jennings, O.J. Mayo) and grizzled veterans (Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan) alike.
And that's to say nothing of the evening's statistical anomalies. One team pulled out a win despite getting out-rebounded by 28 caroms, while the league saw a pair of triple-doubles from unlikely sources. Two stars—a rookie (Dion Waiters) and a veteran (Pau Gasol)—returned to active duty, with mixed results for their respective squads, while another (Ricky Rubio) sat out for his.
Oh yeah, and LeBron James did some rather LeBron James-like things.
A ho-hum evening, I suppose. That is, if you find it a bore to watch the ordinary and the extraordinary become one and the same on the basketball court.