Monday, June 20, 2005

Big shot Bob

The NBA Finals finally had a game worth watching, as the Spurs and Pistons traded punches throughout the game. It seemed like both teams were trying quite hard to lose the game, what with Duncan's distastrous night at the foul line and broken play after broken play when Detroit had the ball, particularly in overtime. One player seized the opportunity to win the game--Robert Horry, who is now officially Robert "So Damn Clutch" Horry. Horry has made a name for himself by consistently making "dagger" 3-pointers. In other words, he'd step it up at a key moment and deliver the win. Tonight, it was more like a broadsword, because Horry dominated the game starting in the 4th quarter. His performance tonight has to rank up there in the NBA Finals pantheon. The guy is now the all-time leader in Finals three-pointers. A player whose career scoring average is 7.5 ppg, and whose previous season high was 18. Horry scored 21 in the last 17 minutes of the game. I'm not sure if they can let anyone with a 7.5 career average in the Hall of Fame, but if there were a role-player's wing, Horry would be the first man inducted.

5 Comments:

Anonymous josh said...

SO HOT RIGHT NOW. oh my goodness!

7:38 AM  
Anonymous chris b. said...

When a player has Horry's lifetime scoring average, but accomplishes what he accomplished in the last 17 minutes of last night's game, don't you have to suspect him of not trying very hard the rest of the time?

12:15 PM  
Blogger tylernu said...

Horry's success in the postseason is quite unexplainable. In his defense, he has never played on a team where he was a primary scoring option. In Houston, he deferred to Hakeem Olajuwon and Vernon Maxwell, on the Lakers he deferred to Shaq and Kobe (TM), and on the Spurs he's the fourth option at best. Yet when he's called upon to score in the playoffs he always comes through. He's truly a unique player.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

I think broadsword isn't strong enough. Yesterday was the most depressed i've ever been due to a sporting event. Unable to move or speak for 10 minutes afterwards, i realized what it's like for a body to be in shock. And i never want to experience it again. Josh...you're team deserved to win. Ours didn't. But that doesn't make Robert fuckin' Horry's shot hurt any less.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Josh said...

dan -- i feel your pain. remember derek fisher's 0.4-seconds-left shot last year? worst i've ever felt after watching a game. good luck tonight, who knows?

12:00 PM  

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