Breakfast Special: Boban Marjanovic, HERO OF SERBIA!

Boban Marjanovic is everybody’s favorite player. Boban is love. Boban is life.

And Boban scored 18 points in the second half, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a thrilling come-from-a-mile-behind 122-120 road win against the Denver Nuggets on national television:

Because Boban is most stronk:

Lou Williams had 25 off the bench, the Clips shot 51.7 percent as a team, and Denver helpfully committed 20 turnovers, failing to take advantage of LA’s 19 in this game; this was a game the Nuggets should have won and just plain choked away.

But HERO OF SERBIA was simply too great for them.

The Dwyane Wade Experience

Man, D-Wade looks like he’s right back at home in Miami, doesn’t he?

Of course he’d win the game with the Worst Shot in Basketball, a deep two off a failed one-on-one move that had no business going in.

This is the game that has left Wade behind, but much like every time Vince Carter gets on SportsCenter at 41 with some spectacle of a dunk, it’s a MacArthur-like “old soldiers never die” case of derring-do that always entertains.

Philly was atrocious in this 102-101 loss, shooting just 41.7 percent from the field, committing 23 turnovers against Miami’s 16, getting a horror show of a 5-point, 2-of-10 shooting night from Robert Covington, and letting Wade run wild on them to the tune of 27 points off the bench.

But hey, your older-than-the-hills man of the match with 15 fourth-quarter points:

The Draft Pick Smackdown in the Land

Cleveland has a vested interest in the Nets sucking down the stretch; the Cavs own Brooklyn’s draft pick.

So given the chance to waste those fools, they…only won by six, letting one of the worst small-ball lineups in the league, namely Spencer Dinwiddie, D’Angelo Russell, and Allen Crabbe, shoot a combined 19-of-39 (48.7 percent), although they did get smoked from three, shooting just 4-of-18 between the three of them.

The Nets shot 53.7 percent as a team and lost 129-123, because Cleveland shot 51.5 percent and, unlike the woeful long-range shooting of Brooklyn, hit half of their threes.

LeBron James had a triple-double with 31 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists, George Hill added 26 points of his own, and that’s your lot.

LeBron is now the only player in history with 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds, and 8,000 assists:

Lightning Round!

A Total Team Effort from the Bulls wasn’t enough to overcome 31 points from Kemba Walker and 24 from Dwight Howard, as the Hornets beat Chicago 118-103, forcing 20 Chicago turnovers in the process:

Bradley Beal had 21 points as the Wizards won 107-104 in Milwaukee, continuing to nip at the heels of Cleveland for that 3 spot in the East:

And finally, Portland put up a model-of-efficiency game to smoke the Kings 116-99 at Moda Center in Portland.

The Blazers got a hyper-efficient 20 points on just 6-of-7 from the field from Shabazz Napier, who canned 4-of-5 threes and all four of his free throws in the big win.

Damian Lillard, meanwhile, scored 26 to lead the way, dishing out 12 assists and shooting 11-of-19 from the field and 4-of-8 from long range.

Lillard is the man of the match in the wire-to-wire win:

It’s a quiet Wednesday here at Mystery Ship Studios, but we’re glad you’re taking this breakfast ride with us; we’ll be back with more highlights and this week’s edition of Is He Any Good tomorrow, so stay tuned and thanks for reading!