It was nice to have a “National” tv game again, even if it was NBATV…but sweet lord, their coverage was A) horrible and B) as much as I like Chris Webber, he and Kevin McHale are just awful together. Chris fills the spot nicely with the TNT guys, almost a perfect role for him, but Kevin is like nails on a chalkboard. He can’t GM and he damn sure can’t be a commentator. And also, at least have a little box when you’re showing other games…as much fun as those might be, I still want to watch my team since you blacked my fucking broadcast out. /rant
Okay, back to the game – The Kings played pretty well, but, the Spurs are just hitting another gear right now. They don’t look old like they once did. They don’t look bored. They look incredibly focused and interested…and I would not be wanting to play them come the first round. They might not be the Spurs of old, but, they’re not done just yet…
Tyreke Evans again had a great night, a night in which his jumper actually was respectable. It really opened the floor for him which allowed him to grab his 20 needed points and continue on his quest of 20/5/5. Evans will need 79 points over his final four games (and one rebound…assists are already completed) to reach this remarkable statistical feat.
One bone I have to pick with the game though was the continued lack of rebounding by our frontcourt, especially Carl Landry. I absolutely love the guy…but he’s Kevin Martin placed in a power forwards body. Two rebounds? Seriously? Thompson and Landry are polar opposites of each other, but, are so much the same in the next breath. One dimensional players who struggle so bad doing what the other does so well.
Quick draft update as well – with the loss last night and the Wizards and Piston wins, the Kings are now tied for the 4th “spot” in the Draft Lotto and are a half game behind the Warriors for 3rd. A win by any of those teams in their final 4 or 5 games would be a devastating blow to their possible drafting position. A potential team could go from third place to sixth with a single win.