Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker, age 20, shows everybody what a big strong boy he is. If you were not watching the Phoenix Suns’ titanic tilt against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night — and, given that it was a matchup between teams with two of the three worst records in the NBA this season, that choice would not be unreasonable — you missed history.
The 49ers may want to give Stephen Curry a call, because I’m not sure Brian Hoyer can throw that pass. Curry showed a soft touch on a touchdown pass over a defender to the streaking Andre Iguodala, who had to finish with the reverse layup, a little no-look flip. It was vintage Warriors, a little playground in transition. The Warriors beat the Kings 114-100 behind 27 from Curry. With the win the Warriors are 2.5 games up on the Spurs for the best record in the West, but Golden State has a tough road back-to-back this week in Houston than San Antonio. Get at least a split there and the Warriors will be tough to catch.
Blake Griffin knows a thing or two about flopping, but he may have painted his masterpiece Thursday during a Clippers-Mavericks game. The burly Los Angeles forward managed to get J.J. Barea, one of the NBA’s smallest players, ejected by selling the appearance of having been forced off his feet. Make no mistake, Barea earned some kind of penalty for shoving his forearm into Griffin’s neck area. It’s just rather ludicrous to think that swipe would have felled Griffin, at least under normal circumstances (i.e., if it wasn’t strategically advantageous for him to hit the floor). Barea is officially listed at 6-feet and 185 pounds, and to say that’s generous is like saying LaVar Ball is mouthy. He’s