Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards
I heard some rumors and anecdotal reports that there was an NBA Playoff game in Washington last night, but I haven’t been able to get that confirmed by anyone.
I mean, this looks pretty cool and would lend credence to there being an actual Playoff game.
But I don’t know, because Andrew Sharp from Grantland tweeted this, and he’s a Wizards fan and knows a lot about basketball, and this does not sound like a playoff game.
This is that raw and uncut eastern conference tonight. Some late December, both teams hungover, first team to 80 wins type shit.
— Andrew Sharp (@andrewsharp) May 10, 2014
And then like, I think someone even died or something???
Wiz shoot 33% from the field. pic.twitter.com/vElO3neYdS
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) May 10, 2014
I don’t know, it seems really weird. Probably best if we just move on.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Okay, now this? This was a playoff game. And it was awesome.
Kevin Durant dropped 36/8/6, Blake Griffin had 34/8/4, Chris Paul had 21/2/16, and the game went down to the final minutes before the Thunder sneaked out of Staples Center with a 118-112 victory. Of course, there were plenty of amazing things going on.
First, #LetWestbrookBeWestbrook showed up wearing these pants.
Russell Westbrook might have birds on his pants pic.twitter.com/M09mCnZNvq
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) May 10, 2014
And then we have #LetWestbrookBeWestbrook doing this.
And here’s the .gif, coming from behind the basket.
#LetWestbrookBeWestbrook was far from done, though throwing down this baseline dunk as well.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot we had a ref doing a travel dance.
(h/t The Blog Mamba)
AND THAT MEANS AN EXCUSE TO BREAK OUT THE CHRIS DUHON TRAVEL DANCE VIDEO.
Oh, hi Blake. Nice of you to join us.
(h/t The Blog Mamba)
And also Chris Paul hit this shot, which, like, okay Chris, we know you’re the one and only Point God, you don’t need to rub it in.
Awww, poor Jared Dudley. Good job, good effort big fella.
Anyways, thanks to this game for bringing some excitement back to the playoffs after a lackluster start to the second round. Oh, and before you go, make sure you check out this sick Phantom Cam video of some of the best highlights from last night.