Good morning. Let's basketball.
LEBREEZUS WALKS: The Warriors led the Heat by two points with seconds remaining in Oakland. LeBron calmly went hero ball on Andre Iguodala and nailed the elbow three in his face. This angered Warriors fans a great deal and led to a totally stoic but badass LeBron celebration. Golden all the way around.
BY THE WAY: The lead photo in our Wednesday night StoryStream will restore your faith in NBA photography. Man, what a shot.
MORE DAGGER: Kyrie nailed one to sink the Pistons. The Cavs have won four straight! The daggers involved in the crazy ending to Rockets-Wizards have been lodged deep into Washington's chest. And the Knicks were stabbed one final time before the All-Star break, this time by ... Jimmer Fredette?!
Lots more recaps from a busy NBA night on SB Nation's NBA Scores hub.
HIT THE SIREN, HIT THE SHELTERS: Woj Bomb alert! Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski addressed the Cavtastrophe on Tuesday night, a column overshadowed by another Cleveland win but brought back to blog life once folks saw the Andrew Bynum anecdote: "Before Bynum was thrown out of his final practice and suspended, he was shooting the ball every time he touched it in a practice scrimmage, sources said - from whatever remote part of the court he had caught the ball." BYNUM!
OH N.O. PART AGAIN: They didn't just make Pierre's beak more pelican-like. They changed who he is, man. (Consider for a moment how bad Original Pierre had to be for the team to pay to fix him so soon after his debut. That said, how the team handled this is pretty hilarious. The doctor took a chainsaw to Pierre!)
BLACK MARC: The Grizzlies won Wednesday, but may have lost Marc Gasol to another knee injury. We'll know more soon.
DIRK THE GRAY: Our man Andrew Garrison on the ageless wonder of All-Star Dirk Nowitzki. (Speaking of All-Stars, be sure to check out SB Nation's rad profiles of All-Stars today and Friday. We also have a neat Dunk Contest creative project coming.)
RAYMOND FELTYAWN: This screenshot so perfectly encapsulates everything wrong with Raymond Felton.
NO, KEVIN: Whatever happens on Friday, Kevin Hart's team cannot win the Celebrity Game, because in the event it does, Kevin Hart has promised to take off his clothes in celebration. Don't let this happen, Arne Duncan.
BROADWAY AMARE: He may play for a crummy team, but Amare Stoudemire knows how to look sharp doing it. (Note: he did not wear that garment on the court.)
IT'S RAINING DISCO BALL SHRAPNEL: A sizable disco ball panel hit the court near the Warriors and Heat. I feel like we can blame Taylor Swift.
BEST THINGS ABOUT ALL-STAR: The great Dan Rubenstein power ranks them on The Daily Win. And no, he's not ever going to live down the Matt Barney thing.
BEST LITTLE GUY TO EVER PLAY: That's Isaiah Thomas' career goal. Seems reasonable. First, he must stop Kevin Hart on Friday.
MEET THE BLAZERS: Kirk Goldsberry explains the Blazers.
MEANWHILE, IN SACRAMENTO: Kevin Johnson says the Kings will break ground on their new downtown arena in September. The fight against the arena is currently in the courts.
Happy Thursday. See you next time.