Every night there are some stupendous, silly, stupid, or downright outlandish individual lines from around the "lig." Doing Lines lets you know which one tops the list.
Miami has two options this summer. The Heat can continue to be a legitimate one-man band, or it can get hooked up with some shady underground biotechnician and clone Dwyane Wade. Your choice, Heat.
Wade went ballistic (again) with 42 points on 34 FGAs and 13 FTAs. He added four rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block. And only one turnover. I mention turnovers quite frequently in Doing Lines, but just to be sure you grok my spit: one turnover in (effectively) 45 offensive possessions Wade is personally responsible for is ... unreal. Those 3.4 turnovers a game might look like a lot. But account for how much of the offense rests on his shoulders and ... yeah. B-E-A-S-T.
Why does he need clone friends? Because despite that mammoth performance, his team still lost by six to Orlando. :-(
Nothing Good: Not a dang good thing can happen when the Grizzlies and Warriors hook up. Well, for the Warriors at least. Memphis got frown-dissolving performances from O.J. Mayo (24 points, 10 assists), Mike Conley (21/6/6/4) and Rudy Gay (21/5/5 blocks). But Monta Ellis, no! Bad game for 'Ta -- with 29 points on 29 FGAs and five FTAs. Five assists? Five turnovers. This is not efficient basketball. Not efficient -- or inefficient, for you English department squares -- is not good. GSW loses by five.
A Fight: Wouldn't you know it, but the Knicks showed a sliver of backbone after falling behind the Jazz by 21 at the half. The Knicks got the lead to eight in the third, but ended up no closer in the, um, end. Your hero will be one Carlos Boozer, fine supplier of 21 points on 13 FGAs (and seven FTAs), with 11 rebounds and four steals to boot. Hurray, Jazz!