Monday, 29 November 2010
THROUGH THE WIRE: MONDAY (11/29/10)
24. He may have been in referee's good books during his tenure with New Jersey and Orleans but it seems now Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott is taking a leaf out of owner Dan Gilbert's audio book. The former Laker player put on a show by publicly criticizing game officials and if the how is going to go on Scott will have to get used to writing cheques for $35,000. NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson announced this fining this weekend. The comments came postgame after the Cavaliers 110-100 loss to the Orlando Magic. Byron had some choice words for the referees and a selection of some of them include, "there's five white jerseys and three with stripes, It's hard when you're playing against eight people". Scott's words may have been ill advised but we all know his reputation is solid. Was he wrong or did the NBA respond harshly. Still $35,000 may be the average mans salary but it's probably an NBA mans Saturday. Sound off in our comments below.
48. The old Texan dogs are still learning new tricks. The San Antonio Spurs are the opposite of Viggo Mortensen right now as they are looking real good on the road. After beating the Hornets in New Orleans last night the Spurs Move to 7 and zip when heading to different area codes. The perfect Spurs even dirtied N.O's clean sheet at home handing them their first home loss. San An fought back from a 17 point drop to actually lead By 17, now that really is a shift in power. The Spurs prevailed 109-95 behind 23 from Manu Ginobili. Tim Duncan was next up with 21 while RJ, Richard Jefferson inked 19 points in the contest. This 7-0 away record matches their record start in the 2006-07 season while their actual complete record of 14-2 is the best in franchise history. This game really was one for the books. David West had 23 for the Hornets and Chris Paul had 19 but was that enough for New Orleans? N.O.
82. Ironman Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace is a stranger to the inactive list but the All-Star better get familiar with a suit and tie as he may be expected to ride the pine for some time...or will he? The indestructible forward fell hard on his elbow and things looked worse than the 'Cats loss to the Bucks. Still however the super, ironman Wallace has got his Captain Scarlett on. It's a mystery why but Gerald's diagnosis has changed from a hyperextension to a contusion as the X-rays where negative. Wallace is now day to day for Michael Jordan's Bobcats and that's a good thing because even with 7.1 crucial seconds left Kwame Brown was no replacement. Without Wallace's 17.2 points per these 'cats have no claws, they only pur. TIM DAVID HARVEY.