April 17, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 10 comments

I don't know if Howard got to see the Celts/Nets live today, but hooooooooooly shit, what a game.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:18 PM on April 17, 2022

They pulled that game off? Last I saw it was under a minute and they were down by a bit. Gotta love the playoffs

posted by NoMich at 06:41 PM on April 17, 2022

Here's how it ended:

I've watched a lot of basketball over the years and that was one of the best games I've ever seen. Instant classic.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:45 PM on April 17, 2022

That was pretty awesome

posted by NoMich at 06:49 PM on April 17, 2022

Amazing. So little time for that move.

posted by rcade at 10:36 PM on April 17, 2022

I was cooking for 9 people today; my wife's family came up from Connecticut for dinner and "catching up". Gail's step mother is 92, so there won't be many more chances to get together. I was able to catch bits and pieces of the first half in between trips between the grill, the 3-season porch, and the kitchen. We were settled for dinner on the porch during the 2nd half, but our son (and my assistant cook) made numerous trips to the kitchen to bring us updates. Just before dessert we heard a piercing scream from the kitchen. I jumped up from my seat, knocked over the chair, and damn near broke an ankle in my mad dash. I got there just in time to see the replay that confirmed that Tatum's layup beat the clock. I can bet that the Garden went nuts.

Holy Week is a frantic time for Vergers like me, and beside having company, I was very busy at church. I knew that I would not make it to the game, so I put the seats on Ticketmaster for sale. They sold for roughly double the discounted price that season ticket holders would pay. So essentially game 2 is free for us, and my son and I will be there in our usual place, Section 316, Row 5, Seats 9 and 10. We are looking forward to it. So right now I'm watching the game via the magic of the dvr.

posted by Howard_T at 10:56 PM on April 17, 2022

I watched the Celtics build a lead, but in the back of my mind, kept hearing the old SportsCenter adage, "It's the NBA, everybody makes a run." I really thought Brooklyn had stolen it until that madcap last 10 seconds.

What a game. This series is going to cause an absurd amount of palpitations.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:15 AM on April 18, 2022

The nice thing about not having your team in the playoffs is that you can objectively watch each game and just enjoy them. (stupid Pistons!)

Can't say the same about hockey, though, since my enjoyment in the sport (which I do love) is 100% tied to how well the Hurricanes are doing at the moment.

posted by NoMich at 08:20 AM on April 18, 2022

Whoa! That was wild.

posted by bender at 08:56 AM on April 18, 2022

I got there just in time to see the replay that confirmed that Tatum's layup beat the clock. www.leandermobiledetailing.com/exterior-wash

posted by jayceemartin at 04:26 AM on April 28, 2022

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