Doing Lines: Nate-Rob Shakes and Bakes

Nate Robinson and Will Ferrell

That's Will Ferrell giving Nate Robinson dap on Monday night, and why not? When you're as hot as KryptoNate, Jackie Moon stands up to recognize. Robinson racked up a season-high 41 points, tying Bob McAdoo's franchise record for the most scored by a player off the bench.

Of course, Robinson didn't do it all alone -- he had a lot of help from the refs, who sent him to the line 19 times. With their help, Robinson was deadly efficient, finishing with more attempts at the stripe than from the field (18). Call his recent success a byproduct of Mike D'Antoni's system if you must, but you just don't see that type of efficiency very often.

But should we be surprised? Maybe not. Truth be told, Robinson has actually been one of the league's hottest players over the last few of weeks (and that's not even counting his Slam Dunk title), averaging 30 points a night in his last six games, despite starting just once in that span. The Knicks, meanwhile, have won three of their last four, pulling to within three games of the final playoff spot in the East.

Complete package: Not only did Devin Harris have the most ridiculous shot of the night, he also had one of the most impressive lines: 39 points on 22 shots (5-9 from three, 12-14 from the stripe) with eight assists.

Party like it's 2008: Playing against his former team, Baron Davis turned back the clock on Monday, dropping 25 points, 10 dimes and nine boards in a losing effort against the Warriors. It was the first time since December that he cracked 20 points, and just the sixth time in 42 games that he topped 25. In his final year with the W's, Davis scored 25 or more 30 times.

Somewhat surprisingly, Davis was the third-leading scorer for the Clips on Monday -- Zach Randolph and Eric Gordon each finished with 27.

Booze is back: He scored just two points in 21 minutes and shot 1-5 from the field, but the Jazz will take it. Carlos Boozer returned to the starting lineup for the first time after missing 44 games with a dinged up knee.

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