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Bitchmade.

Bitchmade.

Last night, Tony Parker had his way with the Mavs, scoring 38 points on the way to a 105-84 win by the Spurs. Parker had 19 points in the first quarter! Afterwards, the Mavs’ Erick Dampier had this to say:

Every time he comes in the lane, we have to put him on his back. The first foul has to let him know it’s going to be a long night. I’m going to do that with my first foul Thursday. I guarantee it.”

There’s nothing so terrifying as being threatened by the man Shaquille O’Neal once referred to as ‘Ericka’ Dampier.

This is laughable on so many levels. First, way to wait until Tiny drops 38 on you to decide you’re going to get tough. Second, real tough guys don’t talk. Charles Oakley didn’t tell people he was gonna lay them out. He just laid them out. And finally, come off it, Erick. You ain’t hurtin’ nothin’! You touch Tony Parker and Tim Duncan will put you on your big, immobile ass. Shit, Parker might even lay you out himself.

As my Bubby used to say, there’s nothing worse than a fugazy. Wait, that was Tim Thomas. I get them mixed up sometimes. Either way… just do you, Erick. You’re the definition of a gentle giant. Just sit your wide ass on the bench and write you some poetry about the arc of the ball as it soars through the air or the plight of the ballboy or some shit.

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Aaron Brooks stays well-fed.

Aaron Brooks stays well-fed.

Rockets 108, Blazers 81: When I said Aaron Brooks was gonna eat, I was thinking a light meal. Y’know, soup, salad, maybe some breadsticks. But Aaron set up an all-you-can-eat buffet in the Rose Garden, going for 27 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds as the Rockets destroyed the Blazers in Portland. Yao shot a perfect 9 for 9, scoring all 24 of his points in the first half as the Rockets came strong out of the gate. This was clearly a case of one team being ready and the other… not so much. I’m sure the Blazers will find their legs.

Hawks 90, Heat 64: This one surprised me. The Hawks were motivated. When’s the last time that happened? Last year’s playoffs, I guess. Atlanta held D-Wade to 19 points. I don’t see that happening again. If it does, this series is over. On another note, I take Josh Smith’s performance from the free thow line (5-6) as a personal insult. Josh Smith was on my fantasy team this season and was a disaster from the free throw line – lots of 1 for 7 performances.

Sixers 100, Magic 98: The Magic had something to prove in this game and they failed to do it. They gave up an eighteen-point lead at home to a crappy Sixers squad. I’m still sure the Magic will win this series, but they aren’t going anywhere this year, as usual. Magic = softbatch.

Nuggets 113, Hornets 84: Chauncey Billups had 36 points, hitting a career playoff high 8 three-pointers and still finding time to drop 8 dimes. Ouch. Meanwhile…

Cavs 102, Pistons 84: Lebron James abused Tayshaun Prince (what else is new?) for 38, 8 and 8 while Tay responded with 4 , 2 and 2. No single player can really hope to stop Lebron but it’s been clear for a while now that LBJ is inside Tayshaun’s head. The one ray of hope for the Pistons in this game: Stuckey scored 20 and played fairly well. Stuckey has to play well for this series to be worth anything to the Pistons.

Bulls 105, Celtics 103: Derrick Rose blew up for 36 points and 11 assists as the Bulls stunned the Celtics in OT. As predicted, the Bulls have come to play. But I don’t think the Celtics are in trouble. Yet. Rajon Rondo put in a good one with 29 points, 7 assists and 9 rebounds.

Mavs 105, Spurs 97: The Mavs were down 11 after the first quarter, but came back to win their first road playoff game in three years. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker played well. BUT THERE’S NOBODY ELSE!! Big win for the Mavs.

Lakers 113, Jazz 100: The Lakers were ready to go. No surprise there. The Jazz’ advantage at point guard was clear – Deron Williams had 17 assists – but it didn’t matter. Trevor Ariza had 21 for the Purp-and-Gold. And Kobe did this:

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Bulls-Celtics and Mavs-Spurs get their game 2 on tonight.

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