Tyreke Evans hit a game-winner from beyond midcourt at the buzzer to lift the Kings to a 100-98 victory over the Grizzlies. Ahem. TYREKE EVANS HIT A GAME-WINNER FROM BEYOND MIDCOURT AT THE BUZZER TO LIFT THE KINGS TO A 100-98 VICTORY OVER THE GRIZZLIES!
With the Kings up one, O.J. Mayo hit a wild runner from 20 feet to vault Memphis on top with 1.5 seconds left. The Kings had no time-outs left. DeMarcus Cousins inbounded to Evans, and Tyreke was all like ...
(Thanks to Ben Golliver aka @blazersedge for the quick video.)
This game deserves fuller analysis than the hot mess of exclamation marks and OMGs I can produce tonight. This play was only the final of Evans' incredible heroics, as the guard came up with two steals and, including the winner, seven points in final two minutes. Cousins was also fantastic, finishing with 20 points and 16 rebounds to help the Kings keep pace with a Memphis team leaning on 35 points from Zach Randolph. A personal MVP is Donte Greene, who as you can see knew the shot was going in as soon as Tyreke let it fly.
Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.