The old ball returned to action on Monday and, as expected, the earth didn't tremble. Just two games with mixed results. The Wolves and Bobcats combined to shoot just over 50 percent from the floor and hit 14-of-26 three-point shots. In the other game, the Trail Blazers shot 39 percent overall and made only five-of-17 threes against Boston.
OK, that's enough about the ball change, since both teams are still playing with the same ball in each game.
With the new year upon us, and many of you expressing your concerns about your teams over the holidays, let's take this opportunity to address a few of the most common topics from the mailbag: