Ah, Sunday Funday. The day where you can lazily lay on the couch, drink a couple of brews and chase it with a whole box of chocolate and no one can say a thing!! Honestly, we need more days like Sunday.
The NBA had several Sunday Funday finishes that brought some fans to their feet and others with a sigh of disbelief.
Indiana @ Atlanta 97-96
Paul George and the Pacers traveled to Atlanta to take on the Hawks for a matinee showdown. Atlanta was up six with less than two minutes remaining, but could not hold on to win it. With six tenths of a second left Slam Dunk champion Glenn Robinson III, hit a wide open baseline three to secure the win for the young Pacer team.
Boston @ Phoenix 106-109
You know how I mentioned earlier that some fans were in disbelief, well that was and is still currently me after the Celtics’ careless loss to the Suns on Sunday afternoon. The Suns scored five points in the final five seconds of the game to beat the C’s 109-106. Eric Bledsoe tied the game with four seconds to play. Jae Crowder inbounded the ball to Isaiah Thomas who got the ball knocked away by Marquese Chriss. Suns’ Tyler Uliss snagged the ball and threw up a hail Mary that hit nothing but net. *Sigh* After such a careless turnover the Celtics deserved to lose that game.
Orlando @ Washington 114-115
The Washington Wizards came back to beat the Orlando Magic 114-115. Most of the fourth quarter was a back and forth battle and Orlando came up just short to beat the third place Wizards. Bojan Bogdanovic was a key part to Washington’s comeback win. Bogdanovic scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter.
Utah @ Sacramento 110-109
The Jazz and the Kings had a wild finish in overtime on Sunday night. George Hill threw up a hail Mary with seconds left that came up short, but was tipped in by Rudy Gobert. After an official review, the basket counted and the Jazz slipped past the Kings by the skin of their teeth.
So Sunday, thank you for providing us sports fans with some entertainment to accompany the binge eating and periodic naps. Sunday Funday truly living up to its name. Until next time.