Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tuesday's Starting Five

1. The Giants. The "Let's Go Giants" chants the past week have been louder than any PRO-Knicks chanting at the Garden since the second home game of the year against the Nuggets. And, this doesn't figure to change any time soon during the next few weeks. Essentially this team can no longer do any wrong. They have shown remarkable poise at moments when others have crumbled and they are playing with house money in the XXXXII. The Giants are officially Davids to the Patriots Goliaths and they are beloved for this.

2. Rashard Lewis. He hit the game-winner as the Magic knocked off the Pistons in Orlando. Playoff preview?

3. Georgetown. Hours after ESPN Classic replayed the 1985 game when Pearl Washington's last second shot overcame a monstrous Ewing performance at the Carrier Dome, the Hoyas got a measure of revenge by defeating the Oranges in overtime. G'Town holds down the 9 slot in the rankings.

4. Ryan Gomes/Kendrick Perkins. Unheralded bigs of the world unite!

5. Kobe Bryant. The Lakers beat the Nuggets last night and Kobe was NOT the team's hi scorer. Derek Fisher was with 28 points. Yes, that Derek Fisher. And, in this upside-down universe, Kobe had his season-high in assists, with eleven. Alleged sex crimes aside, Kobe is proving a lot of people wrong on the court this season.

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