Rajon Rondo was all business on Wednesday night, shooting nonstop death stares at the hated Miami Heat and setting the tone for a night of NBA hoops that provided some serious excitement.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks streaked up and down the floor in a thoroughly entertaining affair that looked, initially, like a complete disaster. And the San Antonio Spurs did some streaking of their own, notching yet another win at the expense of the hapless Los Angeles Lakers.
Plus, we had the rare opportunity to hear everything that went on between the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers. Unfortunately, most of the audio from that game will probably come with at least a PG-13 rating. So kids, check with your parents before proceeding.
Finally, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks enjoyed a banner day. It was so good, in fact, that Jackson should probably start thinking about cashing in his valuable "public sentiment" chips while he's up.
From the steely-eyed seriousness of Rondo to the giddy smile-fest in New York, here's what you need to know from Wednesday's NBA slate.