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Smack / Apr 23, 2013 / 2:12 am

Chris Paul Snatches the Grizzlies’ Soul; Clowns Force Kobe Bryant Off Twitter

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Jordan Brand)

C. P. 3. Game 2 on last night’s schedule was light years better than the opener; the second being an intense, ultra physical between the Clippers and the Grizzlies that came down to an incredible last-second bucket by the aforementioned Chris Paul. [Check out our Top 25 Buzzer Beaters and Game Winners in NBA Playoff History]

With the game tied at 91 (after the Clips let Memphis come back from a consistent 6-8-point deficit, including allowing a WIDE OPEN dunk on a screen and roll to even it up), CP, having already taken over on the offense end in the final two minutes, found himself iso’d on Tony Allen. Paul wanted to go right and right only, and Allen played defense about as well as anyone could possibly play without fouling. He closed off CP multiple times before Chris got a step on him – but he still forced Paul into a tough shot from outside the lane. Glass. Good. Buzzer. Ballgame. Watch for yourself here:

The series shifts to L.A. for Game 3 and the Grizzlies down 0-2. They’re in trouble … If not for Chris Paul’s heroics, this is the clip people would be talking about the most today: Jamal Crawford‘s monster-face second quarter. Watch some of these buckets:

In Monday night’s first game, the Chicago Bulls out-toughed the Brooklyn Nets last night in BK to even up their playoff series 1-1. It was a performance embodied by Joakim Noah, who not only grinded it out through the plantar, but was also a key factor with 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks … For what it’s worth, the Nets did get this first half buzzer-beater trey from C.J. Watson:

On the next page, dummies force Kobe Bryant to quit Twitter …

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jhiam.marasigan Jay Marasigan

    Sorry. Not digging the smacks with all these pics and ish. What happened to just writing a quality article? If it aint broke, dont fix it.

  • Stevie Franchise

    Emphatically agreed.

  • DimeMag

    Hey guys, appreciate the feedback. We had been getting a lot of commentary about the user experience both here and on mobile re: Smack and decided to shake it up a bit. Smack had been presented in the same way for a very long time and we felt like it’s time to evolve a bit to see if a new format works. Happy to hear from you guys if you have thoughts on continued improvement or what would make a better experience for your daily reading.

  • http://twitter.com/conorklnohara Conor O’Hara

    Allen didn’t foul Paul because the latter was too busy fouling the former.

  • Stevie Franchise

    Hey Dime. My thoughts; the new format is just too long and arduous to get through. The vids and screen-shots make it interesting yes, but also make it too long. Lose em IMO. And no one, i mean no one, feels the multiple pages thing, whether here or on any other site for that matter….

  • http://www.facebook.com/jhiam.marasigan Jay Marasigan

    My thoughts exactly. Vids and screenshots would be great separate like before.