No words needed. Just watch.
For a split second, after OJ Mayo drained his deep, off-balance shot with only a short time left….you couldn’t help but think “again? Really?”…
The Kings were out of timeouts – advancing the ball was out of the equation. Cousins didn’t longarm it down the court. You thought Evans might get close, maybe hit the rim. But much like Donte Greene, moments after the ball left Evans’ hands…you could sense it had a shot. And as it got closer, you started to think it might go down. And then holy shit, mayhem.
Well deserved, mayhem.
As for the rest of the crew, DeMarcus Cousins clearly had his best game as professional last night, dropping in a cool 21 points to go with 16 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a very solid game on the defensive end. Say what you will about Cousins – the kid can ball.
Matching Cousins stride for stride on the offensive end though was Beno Udrih who continued his stellar offensive play. Beno capped off his night with 24 points, 4 boards, 6 dimes, and a huge three point shot that kept the Kings in the game late (not to mention his help defense on the game changing Tyreke Evans steal). For what it’s worth, Beno’s defense at times (though he tries) is downright atrocious. But when putting up offensive numbers like he’s been doing lately, it’s much more manageable.
A great game and fantastic comeback by the Kings, even if the buzzer beater didn’t swish through. Everybody played hard – they played smart (generally, sans the poor turnovers), and they played with heart. You can’t ask for much more.
And for those that want to see the final shot in HD, here go: