If you are a NBA fan and had your television set to anything except TNT last night for the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs match-up, you missed out on one of the best games of 2015. Exaggerated opinion? Not in the least bit. We all know how tough the San Antonio Spurs get when the playoffs near and last night was no different as Kawhi Leonard led the charge most of the night. But, unfortunately it was his missed free throws that ultimately ended up costing San Antonio the game.
Throughout the night we got one on one guard play that you typically only see when you pick up the sticks on NBA 2K as Tony Parker (31 points) went back and forth with Kyrie Irving (57 points) while Lebron James (31 points) battled Kawhi Leonard (24 points). The entire game looked like an episode of “Anything you can do, I can do better” as neither side looked prepared to budge an inch. That is until the 4th quarter arrived and gamers show their true colors. Kyrie Irving hit a switch and took the game completely over to keep the Cavs within 6-7 points down the crucial 4th quarter stretch. As the Spurs led with a little over 30 seconds to go, we all assumed that it was a wrap. Uncle Drew (Kyrie Irving) had different plans as he hit not only ONE clutch three pointer but TWO, the second coming with 0.0 seconds remaining on the clock to send the game into overtime.
Once overtime began, we all became witnesses to one of the most impressive scoring displays of the year. Not to mention he did it against the defending NBA Champions on the road silencing the AT&T Center crowd with every bucket. Goes to show he truly lives by the Nike Uncle Drew Motto “This game has been and will always be about…buckets.”
Check out a few of the highlights below.