Chris Paul’s Buzzer Beater
While celebrating the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr, the NBA decided to show its March Madness personality last night as a number of games went down to the wire, only to be decided by last-second heroics. The Indiana Pacers fell victim to such a loss, courtesy of Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets. This one was probably even more bitter to the Pacers, considering the fact Danny Granger–half man, half platypus, apparently–had just hit a 3-pointer to tie the game up.
Unfortunately for the Pacers, they left just enough time on the clock for some Chris Paul heroics, and boy, that’s just what they got. Paul is not known as a 3-point specialist, although he is shooting a respectable 35 percent from behind the arc. Nevertheless, leaving the most dangerous player on the floor open like that was puzzling. Maybe next time, the Pacers defenders can jump out after they are picked at the top of the key.