Good morning. Let's basketball.
WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Spurs outscored the Hornets 30-7 in the first quarter in Charlotte. Then Jeremy Lin happened, and the Hornets won 91-88. Lin finished with 29. Jeff McDonald breaks down the breakdown.
Because the Warriors beat the Wolves later on Monday, the game San Antonio had made up in the chase for the West No. 1 on Saturday was erased. Sad!
WAIT, WHAT? Anthony Davis says he's been playing with a torn labrum for three years. How does that even happen? Whatever the case, Kobe Bryant is probably responding somewhere with a "Pfffft."
SCORES GALORE ...
SAS 88, CHA 91
DEN 91, CLE 124
PHI 75, IND 91
ORL 96, BOS 107
MIL 91, DET 92
WAS 117, ATL 102
SAC 102, CHI 109
GSW 109, MIN 104
MEM 103, PHX 97
OH BOY: Jusuf Nurkic blocked LeBron at the rim ... then stared him down. The Nuggets' Euros are straight up mean.
LITERALLY NOT OUR-VYDAS: Kevin O'Connor writes about Domatas Sabonis' effective domination of Jakob Poeltl. If those words mean nothing to you, stay tuned for draft season!
IRONICALLY, THE CHARGES WOULDN'T STICK: No sanctions for Dwight Howard in the Stickum bust.
EMPTY TANK: I looked at the current lottery situation and it turns out there isn't much incentive for teams to tank hard. Most teams are roughly where they need to be.
CALIFORNIA LOVE: All-Star Weekend is officially heading back to L.A. in 2018.
ON THE AIR TONIGHT: We have a Tuesday TNT doubleheader featuring Rockets-Thunder (8 p.m. ET) followed by Grizzlies-Lakers (are you serious with this o'clock).
Happy Tuesday. See you next time.
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SB Nation Presents: Jusuf Nurkic stares down LeBron James