Randy Foye likely would have been glued to the Brooklyn bench for the final play of the game, but Jeremy Lin suffered a strained left hamstring and left the game in the third quarter not to return.
That opened the door for Foye, who had taken and missed one three in the game before the ball was in his hands with 2.3 seconds remaining and the Nets down one. Foye had set screens under the basket to free up others, which didn’t work, then sprung out to about 30 feet straight away as a release valve for the play, Foye got the ball then took a dribble and, with Kemba Walker crowding him, drained the three.
Then he was mobbed by teammates.
The Nets have put up more than 100 points in 11-of-12 games but haven’t been winning because they struggle so much on the defensive end. You could sense the relief with the win in this one.
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.