The Golden State Warriors needed two clutch plays at the end of the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. They got them, both against Pelicans star Anthony Davis.
First, Kevin Durant came up with a massive block with 35 seconds left.
As Davis split down after a dribble handoff, it was Durant who needed to slide over to contest Davis at the rim.
He did, and Davis got rejected:
Then, it was Davis again with the ball on the left side, but this time against Draymond Green.
As Davis backed down Green, he transferred toward the baseline with his gaze and that’s when Green — who is campaigning for Defensive Player of the Year — slapped the ball out of his hands for the steal.
Crazy end to a fun game.
Golden State beat New Orleans, 113-109.
Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?
Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.
The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.
That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.
Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.
With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.
Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.
After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.