Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Friday:
Kemba Walker channeled his inner-Swaggy P. Nick Young once famously turned around and celebrated a three-pointer that he actually missed. It was Swaggy P at his swaggiest. Walker took that moment of fail and added a shimmy. Late in the Hornets’ 91-82 win over the Heat, Walker thought he had sealed the win with a long three-pointer. When he thought the ball was going to drop, he turned around and did a little dance. He missed (via Fox Sports South).
UConn keeps on rolling. It was supposed to be a down season for the Huskies and instead they just keep on winning. Despite playing just about every top team in the country, UConn is now 12-0 after beating No. 4 Maryland on Thursday, 87-81. The key stretch was a 14-0 run in the first 2.5 minutes of the fourth quarter. It was the 87th straight win for Connecticut, the third-longest streak in college basketball history, trailing only their own 90-game streak and the UCLA men’s team’s 88-game streak (via ESPN).
The legend of Malik Monk continues to grow. Kentucky beat Ole Miss 99-76 to improve to 11-2. Monk, their star freshman guard, had 34 points and six rebounds and he can do it both inside and out. Monk was 5-7 from three-point range, but none of those were as pretty as this coast-to-coast bucket that include one crossover and a nifty aerial manoeuvre at the end (via ESPN2).
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