Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Wednesday:
The Kevin Durant knee injury. In the first minute of the Warriors’ 112-108 loss to the Wizards, Durant injured his knee when Zaza Pachulia fell back into him. When it happened, the injury seemed so inconsequential that the game didn’t even stop and nobody really seemed to notice. Play continued and Durant ran up and down the court a couple more times. But eventually he walked over to Steve Kerr in the middle of a play and Kerr called a timeout. Durant then limped to the locker room and did not return. The Warriors are calling it a hyperextended knee and will release the MRI results on Wednesday (via Comcast Sportsnet).
The Boise State hero. During Boise State’s loss to Fresno State, an errant shot got stuck near the top of the backboard, underneath the shot clock. All attempts to retrieve the ball failed until a fan picked up what appeared to be his son, lifted him up, and the kid climbed up the backboard to retrieve the ball. One of the Fresno players came over to help make sure the boy didn’t fall. But in the end, he rescued the ball, and the crowd started chanting “M-V-P! M-V-P!” (the real action starts at the 1:10 mark of this video via Fresno State).
The Mohamed Diamé goal. In the second division of English football, Newcastle United beat Brighton & Hove Albion, 2-1, thanks to one of the luckier goals you will ever see. After the keeper tried to punch away a corner kick, one Newcastle player badly mishit the ball, only to have the ball deflect off of two teammates and then fly into the back of the net. Diamé gets credit for the goal and he is probably still not sure what happened (via Sky Sports).
The dancing-youth-goalie bonus. We don’t have a lot of details on the origin of this video and maybe it is better that way. Let’s just take a moment to appreciate this youth hockey goalie shown on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and all his dancing glory.
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