Well the Spurs aren’t dead yet. They also aren’t stopping a guy like Kyrie Irving last night. He dropped 57, including 7/7 from Three Land. Of all his shots, the most ridiculous was the falling-away triple as part of his personal 9-0 run to close out the game.
Here, for posterity, is more of that ridiculousness.
I am wary of this new Shaq-spouted idea that Kawhi isn’t clutch or some such. Sure, his two missed free throws leading to the Kyrie game-tying shot were big. So was Tony Parker’s missed jumper. Leonard got the rebound and was fouled. Where’s Tony’s tsk tsk?
I understand the desire to put everything onto our best player, but basketball remains a team game.“LeBron” got a win over “Timmy” because Kyrie dropped a ridiculous 57-point bomb on the Spurs. See how ridiculous that sounds?
Tonight the Spurs all but won that game. In the regular season that is okay, in the playoffs it will be a different monster. Kyrie was good preperation for the equally riculous, fellow-three-point champ Steph Curry.
Last night we saw some great basketball players go all-out against each other. The rules say someone has to lose. It was the Spurs.
I’m not even mad about last night. I’m impressed, actually.
Here’s to more great basketball.