Kevin Garnett lets out some frustration with a head butt.
words // Nick Engvall
It has been somewhat of a rarity that the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls lose this season. Each of the three teams, you can also throw the Orlando Magic into the mix and make it four, have won upwards of 70 percent of their games and sit near the top of the NBA standings. Monday, however, each one of the league’s top teams that were in action were handed an extra notch in the loss column.
The Spurs, who to their credit were playing without pretty much their starting five, were dismantled by the Blazers for the second time in just a few days. The Celtics took a loss to the Pacers on there road trip through Indiana, while Derrick Rose and the Bulls fell to the 76ers in Chicago, due to the plaguing Philadelphia defense that caused Derrick Rose to commit 10 turnovers.
With just a couple of weeks left in the regular season, it’s no surprise that teams heading into the playoffs will look to give their players an extra day or two off. With that said, however, the Bulls and Celtics are in a battle with the Heat for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, which means home-court advantage throughout the playoffs is on the line. Who will step up to the challenge?
Derrick Rose attacks the basket in the adidas adiZero Rose 1.5.
Rajon Rondo getting some advice from Doc Rivers in the Nike Air Max BB 360.
DeJuan Blair in the Jordan Retro 11 Cool Grey.
Amar’e Stoudemire takes it back to last year in the Nike Zoom KD II.
Brandon Jennings driving to the hoop in the Under Armour Micro G Black Ice Mid.
Gerald Wallace wearing the Jordan Retro 13, which seems to have brought some luck to him and Blazers lately.
Brandon Roy is getting back to his old self in his Nike Air Max Fly By PE.
John Wall floats through the defense in the Reebok Zig Slash.
Stephen Jackson in the Jordan Take Flight PE. Stretching or playing jump rope with an invisible rope?
Jordan Crawford in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse doing his own no-look dunk.