Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Tuesday:
The Russell Westbrook explosion. With 3.5 minutes to go, the Thunder trailed the Mavericks 91-78. That’s when Westbrook took over. He started the explosion with a dominating coast-to-coast dunk where he drove past everybody on the court as if they weren’t even there. That started a game-closing 14-0 run in which Westbrook scored 12 of the points. It was an MVP moment.
The Yanni Gourde overtime winner. The Tampa Bay Lightning picked up two huge points in the playoff race when they overcame a 4-1 deficit mid-way through the second period and beat the Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime. The game-winner came from Gourde after Chicago turned the puck over, leading to the breakaway. It was just Gourde’s second-career goal.
The Manu Ginobili reverse oop. The Cavaliers dropped to 8-10 since the All-Star break with an ugly 103-74 loss to the Spurs. San Antonio used a 22-6 run in the second quarter to blow open the game. That run was capped by this reverse-alley-oop by Manu on the fast break.
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