"Fat Tuesday" seems like a poor way to describe a night in the NBA that featured a relatively modest six-game slate.
Not that there weren't plenty of intriguing results to settle even the most insatiable of basketball appetites. There was LeBron James aiming to keep his historic streak alive, the Los Angeles Lakers looking to bounce back against Steve Nash's old squad, and the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors meeting in a rematch of a game that nearly turned ugly a week ago.
Not to mention another entry into the "Kevin Durant vs. Russell Westbrook" file, the end of a sneaky streak for the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets tangling in a surprisingly epic thriller.
I suppose it doesn't much matter that this wasn't the most "Gras" of "Mardis," so long as there was no shortage of excitement.