Down the stretch, when San Antonio kept making the runs of a champion that will not surrender, James Harden kept sticking them with daggers.
I though it was over when he hit the and-1 three about a minute before this, but the shot above was the clincher. Listen to the crowd when that shot goes in — he let the air out of the building. That was the dagger that finally felled the Spurs. Despite their efforts, San Antonio could not stop all of the Thunder’s big three from scoring, and they just offensively could not keep up.
There’s another game to go, and we know Andrew Bynum was wrong about closeout games, but that shot feels like a dagger for the series, too.
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NBA All-Star voting is over, and now we have the results. The starters are in, and what’s left is for us to wait until they announce the teams after they are picked in double secret ceremony.
Of course, the NBA did release the full voting results via their PR website this week, and as such there are some head scratchers. My boy Patrick Redford over at Deadspin did an excellent job rounding up some of the players who got exactly one (1) vote from other players.
The gag here is that these guys presumably voted for themselves.
players who got exactly one all-star vote that was definitely them voting for themselves:
– Nerlens Noel – Gerald Green – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Mario Hezonja – Kosta Koufas – Cam Payne – Langston Galloway – Luke Kennard