We get to a crazy Wednesday night in the NBA, a Saved by the Bell diner, an insane Star Wars/Mario Kart mashup, and much more here at the Thursday Cheat Sheet. Giddy up…
Celtics & Spurs win thrillers; Warriors continue best start in NBA history; D’Angelo Russell takes a LeBron pass to the nuts
Isaiah Thomas sends the Celtics-Clippers game to overtime. (Photo credit: @Celtics)
If you aren’t a big follower of the NBA or the Boston Celtics, you might be surprised to know that the Celtics are playing some fantastic basketball right now. After the Celtics’ 139-134 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, they’ve now won 10 of their last 12 games and are the No. 3 seed in the East. They’re, like, for real good.
A huge reason for their success is All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, and he dropped 36 points in Wednesday’s win, with two of those points coming on a fadeaway jumper to send the game into overtime:
Overtime in Boston. Why overtime? Because Isaiah Thomas did this: pic.twitter.com/uLNpLzqZ6c
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 11, 2016
We also had the San Antonio Spurs getting late-game heroics from a 2016 All-Star, in Kawhi Leonard. With the Spurs-Magic game tied 96-96 in Orlando, Leonard drained a jumper with 00.9 seconds on the clock for the win:
The Spurs are now an incredible 45-8… and are still four games back in the loss column of the Western Conference. That’s because the Golden State Warriors are now 48-4 after their 112-104 win on Wednesday. FORTY-EIGHT AND FREAKING FOUR.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 11, 2016
The team the Warriors beat on Wednesday, the Phoenix Suns, are a train wreck. They fell to 14-40 with the loss, and even had players fighting on the bench:
In the most painful moment of the night (and probably all season in the NBA), LeBron James drilled D’Angelo Russell in the nuts with a pass:
So. Much. Ouch.
– Great stuff here from Joe Lucia: Craig Sager goes from the brink of death to NBA All-Star Game. Incredible story.
– EX-NFL WR Josh Morgan charged after accidentally shooting himself. Plaxico Burress all over again.
– Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson used to soak his ankles in urine. Are we really that surprised?
– In absolutely awesome news, Chicago is getting a Saved by the Bell pop-up diner. Slater’s reaction:
– When you combine Star Wars with Mario Kart, you get Star Kart:
This would be an amazing video game, although you’d probably get one hell of a headache quickly (then again, when didn’t you on Rainbow Road?). Still, worth it.
The makers of the video said in the YouTube description that it took a year to make.
Nintendo, Disney… come together and find a way to make this game please.
One last breath of gratuitous procrastination
Can confidently say that this is the most impressive pancake flipping I’ve ever seen.