On Monday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Clippers’ wild fourth quarter comeback, CP3 on Durant, Paul George’s big second half, John Wall’s shooting, and tonight’s Game 4 action in Brooklyn and Portland. All that, plus Tracy McGrady’s baseball debut, NBA 2K15, Mike Brown, and a little Romance on the Hardwood.
At the very least, I’ve got a new accomplishment to put on my resume — “Beard worth $500.” Or more, if you feel like chipping in to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.
Shoutout: The Clippers came back from a 16-point deficit to win a must-win Game 4 win over the Thunder. They led for all of 67 seconds on the afternoon, which is OK considering they shot 64 percent in the fourth quarter, while being sure to lead during the very last second of the game. High five to Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Darren Collison, since they’re the Clippers who basically won this must-win.
Not so much: Conversely, Kevin Durant spent the entire fourth being guarded by Chris Paul, who you may realize is a foot shorter than the league’s MVP. Durant went for 10 points in the quarter, but also had three turnovers and often couldn’t get a touch because Chris Paul can be super annoying. Afterwards, Durant thanked Chris Paul’s mom for teaching him to always try hard on defense.
Tallness: Hey, here’s a good dunk.
You’ll see some good blocks in a few paragraphs, but for now, you have to admit that was a good dunk.