Jae Crowder buzzer beater vs. Raptors

With 3 seconds or less left and the ball side out of bounds, there’s no better designer for this situation this season than Celtics coach Brad Stevens. See here and here.

And up above too as Jae Crowder screened, then was screened to free him up juuust enough to hit an incredible shot. It may not matter for the Celtics on the surface: they clinched a 7 seed with the win, which was likely to happen in the season’s last 2 days anyway.

But what the win did for the Celtics has more of an effect on the Raptors, who with the loss are now the #4 seed in the East. If our hometown Bulls win tomorrow at home versus the Hawks, they’ll be the #3 seed and earn a 1st round matchup with Milwaukee.

Related: here’s the playoff schedule if that happens.

Hah!

I further digress to also include the other eye-popping moment of today in the NBA… but it didn’t happen in a game.

It was at Warriors practice wherein Steph Curry made 77 (seventy-seven!) consecutive 3-pointers. This was part of a ho-hum 94-100 stretch.

What.

ESPN has video of the tail-end and the confirmed story. Wow.

Jeff Green dunks on the Suns

A little bit of a retroactive post with a couple must-see highlights from the NBA action on Monday, November 17th.

Above: Jeff Green posterizes Marcus Morris. Impressive from where he leapt and how he finished over a good contest.

Perhaps even more impressive, Green’s Jordan-esque tomahawk that was put in slow-mo for the viral Vine of the night.

https://vine.co/v/O5YEJjVbhQe/embed/simple//platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js

Actually, the viral Vine of the night may be Joakim Noah trolling Blake Griffin, who missed both free throws (via our friends at @TheBullsShow.)

https://vine.co/v/O5LUhdHBnAe/embed/simple//platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js

The other, real highlight: Shabazz Napier puts Deron Williams in the spin cycle. Whoo! If only he didn’t turn it over right after…