Archive | May 2018


Straight to the heart of the game…

The Clutch, the Center, or the Guard?

At 7 minutes and 18 seconds of the 1st quarter, the Houston Rockets makes its first three-point of the game with James Harden jump shot.

Game 2 of the NBA playoffs gave the Golden States Warriors, Klay Thompson, the first shot for 2 after the jump ball.

It’s a tie to 2. The first one goes to the Warriors and this time it’s a 127-105 in favor of the Rockets.

Is it an 83 or an 82? Watching Harden getting a 3-pt. or a 2-pt. shot on the 3rd quarter? The game was very intense when the team shows passes, switching, starting on the 4:20 of the 2nd quarter to the 3rd quarter of the game. Starting on the 2nd quarter, Warriors put 3 guards on Chris Paul every time he has the ball making easy for PJ Tucker and Eric Gordon free for a 3-pt.

Gaining on “the Clutch” tag, being bench for a technical foul on the 2nd half of the game, pushing James Harden off of the court.

“Clutch¬†performance in sports is the phenomenon of athletes under pressure, usually in the last minutes of a game, to summon strength, concentration and whatever else necessary to succeed, to perform well, and perhaps change the outcome of the game. It occurs in basketball, hockey, football, other sports and sports.” -From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kevin “the Clutch” Durant.

Step in on your own toes.