Good morning. Let's basketball.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Karl-Anthony Towns.
DAILY WESTBROOK: Sure, Russell, why not fly in to tip your own missed free throw? (Another triple-double for Bestbrook, too.)
SAGERLIFE: Support Craig Sager by 1) donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and 2) promoting the cause by taking a video of yourself in your most Sageriffic suit and tie and posting it on Twitter or Facebook.
SCORES GALORE ...
BKN 99, MIA 110
OKC 119, TOR 100
ATL 102, CHI 100
SAS 101, MEM 87
PHX 116, MIN 121
NYK 91, NOP 99
DAL 97, DEN 88
LAL 75, UTA 123 (YO!)
SAC 93, POR 105
BOS 90, LAC 114
PLAYOFF PICTURE: No major changes in the NBA playoff picture after Monday, except that the Heat and Celtics swapped in the 4-5 spots and Dallas tied Houston for the West No. 8. It's also been made more clear that Detroit is likely your East No. 8 seed. If you're wondering about Memphis, their lead on Portland for No. 5 in the West is at 2.5 games, and the Blazers currently have a slight edge in the tiebreaker, which is the conference record. The Blazers can likely only afford to lose two more and have a shot ...
HATER EXTRAORDINAIRE: Rajon Rondo is relishing the fact that he might have helped Dallas miss the playoffs by leading the Kings to a win over them. The Kings actually went 3-1 against the Mavericks this season (the loss was a double-OT ulcermaker) after going 5-30 against them over the previous 10 years. The Rondo effect is real!
INTERESTING: How draft guarantees work in practice.
NO, THANK YOU: A fan earns Kobe's armband and ... smells it?
ON THE AIR TONIGHT: We have a Tuesday TNT doubleheader starring Rockets-Cavaliers in the Deep Sigh Championship (8 p.m. ET) followed by Wizards-Warriors (10:30). Notable League Pass matches include Pacers-Bulls and Thunder-Pistons.
Happy Tuesday. See you next time.