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While you were sleeping... 26 February 2009

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Well, maybe some of your were sleeping. 

How does the old saying go, if you want to have something done right, you have to do it yourself?

Seems like every time we need to have a team above us in the standings taken out, it fails.  Let's see what Booze thinks about the first game of Thursday night,

CAVS 74 @ ROCKETS 93

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I mean, if you can't count on the league MVP to take out a team for you, who can you count on?  The King got crowned with only 21 points on 21 shots.  And Big Z couldn't stop Yao.  Ming had 28 points on just 13/15 shooting.

Cleveland had quarters of just 10 & 11 points.  Isn't James suppose to put up those numbers by himself?

And does McGrady get team MVP for opting for surgery?

SUNS 106 @ LAKERS 132

Another mixed results game. Suns lose, good.  Lakers win, bad. So has this already jumped the shark if I have to bring in a guest start already?  Let's get the mixed result from Booze & the Kouf:

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The Lakers ran all over the Suns sans Nash.  This is a mixed reaction because I don't think I can ever root for the Lakers even if it might help us.  Right now Phoenix isn't a threat, so a Lakers win just isn't satisfying.

So we move ahead of the Suns a 1/2 game but lose a bit of ground to the Rockets.

Western Conference
  W L PCT GB HM RD CONF DIV PF PA DIFF STRK L10
LA Lakers 48 10 .828 - 27-4 21-6 31-4 11-1 109.3 100.7 +8.7 Won 6 9-1
San Antonio 39 17 .696 8 20-7 19-10 25-8 8-3 97.6 93.5 +4.1 Won 4 7-3
Denver 38 20 .655 10 21-7 17-13 22-11 7-2 103.3 100.7 +2.5 Won 1 6-4
Houston 37 21 .638 11 24-6 13-15 23-10 5-5 98.4 94.5 +3.9 Won 6 8-2
Portland 35 22 .614 12 ½ 23-5 12-17 17-17 5-4 98.9 95.3 +3.6 Lost 2 5-5
New Orleans 34 22 .607 13 20-9 14-13 21-14 5-3 96.1 93.7 +2.4 Won 2 6-4
Utah 35 23 .603 13 25-6 10-17 24-11 8-3 103.0 99.4 +3.6 Won 6 9-1
Dallas 34 23 .596 13 ½ 20-8 14-15 18-16 4-6 100.9 99.3 +1.6 Won 1 6-4
Phoenix 32 25 .561 15 ½ 17-11 15-14 19-14 7-4 106.5 104.8 +1.7 Lost 1 6-4

So with the Rockets win and the Lakers win, we'll go to Booze for the overall mood from last night's games:

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Lot's of action Friday night.  Booze will be very busy despite the Jazz not playing.