There’s no way to defend that.
Down one with 5.4 seconds left in the game, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard got the inbound pass in the corner, and found a very good defender in Paul George on him. Leonard used his strength to get in near the key, then hit a turn-around, fade-away jumper nobody could block. Ballgame. (Well, after George just missed a fairly clean look at a game-winner of his own.)
Just remember Kawhi Leonard on your All-Star ballots. There are five slots, he should get one of them.
The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.
This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.
Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:
The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.
For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.
Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.
The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.
Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.
David West is 37 years old.