Monday, April 21, 2014

How Are We Gonna Do This Until the End of June?

So you've all seen the Kevin "LJ Grandmama" Durant four-point play by now.

Then there was Kendrick Perkins tying the game at the buzzer from the only spot on the floor where he's allowed to shoot:

The Grizzlies took a four-point lead on a Zach Randolph basket with just over two minutes left in overtime. Still, with that crowd and that KD, the Thunder were going to win. You just knew it.

Sure enough, Durant nailed a three to give him 36 points and cut Oklahoma City's deficit to just one point.

And then ... Memphis pulled it out. The Grizz improbably became the latest low seed to steal a road win. I can't ever remember the NBA Playoffs being so wide open.

Tuesday is the last day of my spring break, and I honestly don't know how I'm going to be a productive worker from now until late June. With one or more games like this every night, especially in the Western Conference, productivity should plummet among the NBA fan labor force. Good Lord, this league has no regard for our time. On the bright side, at least we're almost halfway done with Round 1 already.

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