Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Monday:
The Daytona 500 finish. The Daytona 500 had another wild finish as Kurt Busch won despite never leading the race until the final lap. Chase Elliot was seemingly in control with three laps to go, but ran out of gas. Then Kyle Larson was leading when the white flag dropped. However, he then ran out of gas. Busch stormed to the lead and held off the pack for the win (via Fox).
The Russell Westbrook monster dunk. Westbrook had yet another triple-double — 41 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists — in the Thunder’s 118-110 win over the Pelicans. It was his seventh career triple-double with at least 40 points, tied for the second-most all-time. He also now has 29 triple-doubles this season, 12 short of tying the single-season record and he has 23 games to go. The big blow was his monster dunk with just under three minutes to go. It was not only powerful, it also gave the Thunder a four-point lead and fouled DeMarcus Cousins out of the game (via the NBA).
The Donovan Mitchell alley-oop. Mitchell, a 6-foot-3 guard for Louisville, needed every inch to get up, catch this pass, and throw it down. Somehow he did it, at one point holding the ball well behind his head. Louisville went on to win by 20, 88-68 (via ACC Network).
The Nate Robinson between-the-legs bonus. Former NBA player Nate Robinson is now trying to work his way back to the league by showing off his moves in the D-League with the Delaware 87ers. Those moves apparently include dribbling out of trouble by going through the legs of a 7-foot-2 player (via the NBA).
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