Welcome to the Daily NBA Fix for Tuesday, April 22, the morning after the world continued to rotate after Kendrick Perkins took a shot in crunch time.
Yeah, that Kendrick Perkins.
Perkins put back an offensive rebound off a wild 3-point attempt by Russell Westbrook and scored his first basket of the game as time expired in regulation, forcing overtime between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies, after being dominated in Game 1, bounced back to even up their Western Conference first round series at a game apiece.
The Los Angeles Clippers, after yielding home-court advantage in Game 1 on Saturday, beat the Golden State Warriors like they stole something (like, home-court advantage maybe?) and evened up their series, as well.
But think about this for a second: Kendrick Perkins beating a buzzer to force overtime in a playoff game.
It’s almost like going for a walk and spotting Sasquatch riding a unicorn … only less likely.
I kid. Sort of.
The Daily NBA Fix will do what it did all season long, deliver highlights, game capsules, the top and bottom five players and, yes, we’ll still be handing out the Goose Egg, Clean and Sober and Ironman awards. We’ll also have informational tidbits and a look at the daily lines for those who want to drop a buck or two on a wager.
Check out the highlights below from the night that was, then get into the game capsules (home teams in CAPS).