Put your gloves on, folks -- things are really starting to ice up around here as there were Peon Parties all over the NBA Friday night.
We start in Toronto, where the #5-seed Raptors took on the #8-seed Timberwolves, and right out of the gate the Raptors didn't know what they hit. Minnesota sleepwalked it's way to 8 points in the first quarter, gift-wrapping the victory for the wheezing dinos.
"We shot, rebounded and defended well," said guard Mike James. "You have games like that during the season because its a long season, but right now we just can't afford to have that type of game."
The Bobcats, Knicks and Blazers showed why they're the league's top pretenders Friday, with the Celtics and Sonics also matching their incompetence, but Orlando and Chicago couldn't muster the 'L', with the Bulls unable to score fewer points than the Hornets.
"The key was the bench," said Hornets coach Byron Scott, who has the Nokies playing at minimal efficiency. "I thought early in the game we had energy, but the bench came in and dropped it several notches, really picking up the defensive apathy."