A few things to note:
- Jackson's ejection was BS. Even on replay, the foul didn't look like it warranted a whistle at all. I'm sure SJax deserved his first technical (because he usually lets the ref's know when they screw up), but definately not his second. You should be able to voice your aggression to a teammate without worrying about the ref's being dicks about it. Jackson simply said something to Monta and the ref's tossed him out. It wasn't even like he was still in the referee's face; hell, he was probably JUST within ear-shot of the guy.
- Baron Davis unquestionably outplayed Gilbert Arenas. Gilbert's crazy ass, in equal time, netted 5 less points, 5 less rebounds, 2 less assists, and shot 20% worse from the field than Baron. Health aside, NOBODY should ever question who the better player is between those two. Crunch time was the best example: Gilbert tried to pick his team up by carrying them on his own, whereas Baron picked his team up by getting everyone into it (and sustaining the team's energy). Clearly, we're in better hands with Baron.
- Richardson and Monta are looking more and more like Baron's pupils every game. Those guys have busted out an arsenal of passing skills that nobody ever thought they'd be able to have last season. Though Monta's progressing nicely, Richardson's improvement is by far the best surprise. Scoring his usual 23, Jason can now pair 6 assists with that. Nelson's comment sure seems to have done the trick (God, that guy's brilliant).
- Harrington has been showing up less and less, as of late. He hasn't shot under 50% in 6 games... but he's been taking far fewer shots than usual (with decreased rebounding to boot). Lately, I've been totally forgetting about him when he's out of the game. Harrington still has 4 years left on that monster contract Indy gave him. If Big Al can't be the spotlight scorer, he needs to find a way to contribute more. He can't be a one-trick pony and expect to be a mainstay here. Like Monta, Richardson, Jackson, Biedrins, and Davis... Harrington needs to make an impact in at least two different categories.