With 1.5 seconds left (in regulation), it was over. Heck, with 0.3 seconds left, it still looked over. The Nets were down three and inbounded the ball to Anthony Morrow 25 feet from the bucket and he was forced to heave a contested, awkward 3 to try and tie the game.
And of course, it went in.
At the time, we didn’t know that shot would require nearly an extra hour of real time and three overtime periods to finally get this thing settled. But it did, eventually with the Thunder coming out with a 123-120 win over the Nets.
I’m going to take a quick nap and then I’ll be back to write the rest of this recap. Because I’m worn out. I can’t imagine how the boys in blue feel. Probably a little more tired than me I guess, but that was a workout.
Let’s go at this overtime by overtime. The first, New Jersey scored the first five points and I was convinced it was over. Oklahoma City looked a bit shellshocked that they were even still playing and the Nets were hitting shots. But Jeff Green hit a big jumper and then Russell Westbrook knocked in two more. The Thunder’s defense locked in and we were off to a second overtime. Keep Reading…