Tuesday night was hardly the finest evening of basketball the NBA has seen this season. Three of the six games on the docket finished with double digit margins of victory, and five of the six featured the winning team owning a lead of at least 15 points along the way.
This, after a Monday that was rife with blowouts from sea to shining sea across the Association.
If not for an overtime thriller between the Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers, January 15 may well have gone down as the least thrilling evening of the 2012-13 season.
Not that the night was at all lacking in storylines. The Hornets and the Lakers both continued their respective recoveries after welcoming pivotal players back into the fold. So, too, did the Nets with yet another win for P.J. Carlesimo. The Clippers also kept their roll going without the services of Chris Paul.
Still, let's all hope that the league's midseason malaise lets up soon, lest hoops heads be left to quench their collective thirst with little more than garbage-time ball.