Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Tuesday:
The Kawhi Leonard MVP moment. When it comes to both ends of the court, there is no better player in the NBA than Leonard. On Monday, Leonard used both facets of his game in the final 30 seconds to lead the Spurs to a 112-110 win over the Rockets. It started with a go-ahead three-pointer with 25 seconds to go. Then, at the other end, James Harden looked like he had a go-ahead layup, only to have it blocked from behind by Leonard. If he wasn’t so unassuming about his own play, he would probably have a better shot at winning the MVP.
The Dion Waiters bank-shot. The Heat keep rolling and the NBA is slowly getting reintroduced to Waiters Island. The Heat beat Cavs for the second game in a row and have now won 19 of their last 23 games. The Heat are still 1.5 games behind the Bulls for the final playoff spot in the East. But at this rate, it is just a matter of time before the Heat move into the eighth-seed and the NBA will get what everybody wants: a Cavs-Heat first-round series. Waiters led the latest win, scoring 29 points, including 25 in the first half. He also sealed the win with a banked-in three from long range.
The South Dakota State game-winner. March Madness is here. South Dakota State beat South Dakota in the semifinal of the Summit League tournament. Michael Orris hit the game-winner with 1.4 seconds to go after South Dakota missed the front-end of a one-and-one free-throw situation.
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