Pau! Pau! You’re Dead: Gasol Putback Ends Thunder Season and Saves Lakers

April 30th, 2010 by Hotnuke Leave a reply »

As John Sterling (the voice of the New York Yankees) would put it if he were calling this game, the Lakers Win! Theeeee Lakers Win!

Yes, the Lakers beat the Thunder in a Game Six thriller, 95-94 that was as thrilling and fun to watch as any game so far this playoff season (well, maybe that Game Four in the Miami-Boston series would rank up there for me personally, since I'm a Heat fan, but you know what I

Down 94-93, Kobe Bryant lofted a 13-Foot jumper along the right baseline with 1.8 seconds to go in the hard-fought battle between his World Champion Los Angeles Lakers and the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder franchise led by two young superstars, and you just knew it was going to go in and seal the fate of the fledgling eighth-seeded squad.

However, surprisingly, that shot didn’t go in, yet luck be a lady tonight, the magic was with the Lakers in the end. Pau Gasol grabbed the rebound and scored a putback layup with just 0.5 seconds left on the clock, effectively sealing the deal for the Lakers as they closed out Kevin Durant, ...

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