Good morning, let's basketball.
REVENGE NIGHT: All three Friday winners were coming off of Game 2 losses.
The Wizards hoped to go 3-0 on the Bulls at home ... but Mike Dunleavy had other ideas. Lil' Dun scored 35 to help Chicago to a win. Nene was ejected for throwing Jimmy Butler into a grappling hold. We await word on whether he or Marcin Gortat (who left the bench area) will be suspended.
The Rockets finally beat the Blazers as James Harden scored 37. The big overtime shot was made by Troy Daniels, an undrafted rookie out of VCU who played 75 minutes for Houston this season. He came in when Chandler Parsons fouled out and nailed the shot of his life.
SATURDAY FUN: Four more games for your viewing pleasure.
Pacers at Hawks, 2 p.m. ET, TNT
Spurs at Mavericks, 4:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Heat at Bobcats, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Thunder at Grizzlies, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
UH OH: The Clippers have done such a good job making us forget that the team is owned by total scumbag Donald Sterling. But Donald Sterling just reminded us: TMZ released a 9-minute recording in which the horrible Sterling apparently chides his half-Latina, half-Black girlfriend for associating with Black people like Magic Johnson and bringing Black people to his games. (Magic responded, by the way.)
As Kelly Dwyer writes, the NBA was relentlessly soft on Sterling during the Stern era. It'd be a helluva welcome site for Adam Silver to change tacts and hammer him, if at all possible. What a disgrace on the league he is.
A BOBCATS DOUBLE-FEATURE: The ways in which the Bobcats have been good AND Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's surprisingly effective offense.
HARRY THE HAWK BEATING A PACER: Get it?!
OF COURSE: A Drake-themed lint roller.
Happy basketballin' Saturday. See you next time.