E’Twaun Moore game-winning 3 vs. Thunder

Classic Bulls.

Undermanned and the backup, backup point guard has a career night and game-winning 3 for a W. E’Twaun Moore follows in the steps of DJ Augustin, Nate Robinson, and John Lucas III with this random breakout game — 19 points, a career high, and 9/10 shooting. The play Thibs drew up proved to be perfect with 4 seconds left as he used Pau as a decoy down low to feed the hot hand. The ensuing Pau/E’Twaun hug was heartwarming too. #SeeRed

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Welcome back, Craig Sager as well! I know you were probably planning on talking to Russell Westbrook (who put up a ho-hum 40, 8, and 7) but no, you’re post-game interview is with E’Twaun Moore.

DeMarcus Cousins buzzer beater vs. Suns

Poor Suns. While we were watching the Grammys, they found yet another way to lose at the buzzer — their astonishing 4th (!) time in 32 games.

DeMarcus Cousins put em away with a dramatic shot that got the roll. Watch and see above.

Anthony Davis buzzer beater vs. Thunder

^^ This was good. Wow.

AD topping even James Harden for buzzer beater of the year. What an adjust by Davis in mid-air to cap off a thrilling ending, 41 points and 10 rebounds, and a 106-103 victory over their 8-seed chasing rival, OKC Thunder. Westbrook had a career high 48 points with 3 FTs to tie the game and set the stage for Davis’ heroics with 1.2 seconds left. If you saw the ending to this live, you were in for a treat. Incredible.

D. Rose game winner vs. Warriors

D. Rose, ice cold.

One of the games of the season took place in Oakland tonight as the Bulls snapped the Warriors’ 19-game winning streak at home with a 113-111 OT win, capped off by Derrick Rose’s smooth step-back J with 7 seconds left. That bounce is insane.

The game was a weird one in which the Bulls still won, missing 2 starters (Mike Dunleavy, ankle; Jimmy Butler, illness) and Rose committing 11 turnovers, missing 20 shots, and only having 1 assist. Those numbers are as ugly as those line-drive 3s he was bricking at the end of the game, but Rose was in attack mode and still managed to put up 30. The aggressive way he was playing alone makes it a net positive. This shot only amplified that, of course.

One of Rose’s turnovers was capitalized in a special way by Steph Curry. I’ve had to watch this a few times too. *dap*

But all in all, the Bulls get the last laugh and probably their most impressive W of the season. Trap game alert in L.A. on Thursday, but as Taj Gibson so poignantly says, tonite was a big W for the Bulls.

Good win tonight!!!! Moving on

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James Harden buzzer beater vs. Suns

James Harden with the coldest buzzer beater of the year.

Sorry P.J. Tucker’s ankles. Wow. This is the 3rd buzzer beater that the Suns have lost on this year (here are the other two) and that will almost certainly come back to haunt them as they race for the 8th seed these next few months. Tough luck.

Suns about to jump James Harden before he hits the team bus.
Suns about to jump James Harden before he hits the team bus.

Elsewhere in the L, J.R. Smith and LeBron James connected on probably the coolest alley-oop of the year so far.

And even without Kobe for the rest of the year, the Lakers are a gift that just keeps on giving.

And if you know Kelly Clarkson best from 40-Year Old Virgin, here ya go.

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Kelly Clarkson herself even caught wind of this. Hilarious.

KD & Russ put away Wizards in OT

12 games in the Association tonight and the best one was the Thunder-Wizards overtime thriller that proved to be a welcomed homecoming for Kevin Durant.

Just ask Marcin Gortat.

The Thunder pulled it off 105-103 in OT as Russell Westbrook took advantage of a defensive lapse to win the game with 0.8 seconds remaining.

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The lay-up was pretty routine, the post celebration photo is pretty fantastic.

In other news this, can’t tell if this is real or not. But wow, hahaha.

Kemba Walker game-winner vs. Pelicans

Cardiac Kemba with his 3rd buzzer beater of the season — tonight coming at home on the honeycomb floor vs. the Pelicans. Just watch how tough this shot is. Gotta love the heart from this undersized guard who’s been doin’ it big ever since leading UConn to the ship. Tonight was his 3rd 30+ point game in a row, leading the Hornets to a 98-94 victory over New Orleans.

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Impressive.

Other notable plays tonite: Kyrie Irving doing some Uncle Drew things (albeit in a losing effort), Marc Gasol doing some Larry Bird things (fantastic), and Russell Westbrook dunks on the Kings (again) with Jalen Rose paying homage to the late great Stuart Scott.

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