No. 2 UCLA blew an eight-point lead in the final five minutes against No. 21 Oregon, but it still had a chance to seal the win in the final seconds.
Oregon nails 3-pointer to upset UCLA. No. 2 UCLA blew an eight-point lead in the final five minutes against No. 21 Oregon, but it still had a chance to seal the win in the final seconds. But the normally reliable Bryce Alford missed the front end of one-and-one that could have given UCLA a three-point lead. Instead, Oregon immediately took the ball down to the other end, and Dillon Brooks sank a 3-pointer at the (almost) buzzer for the win. It turned out there was actually 0.8 seconds left after the shot, but UCLA missed a heave of its own at the buzzer and lost, 89-87.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were just doing their thing. In a highly anticipated matchup of two of the top teams in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors throttled the Toronto Raptors 121-111 in a game that wasn't that close. The Warriors led by 42-17 after the first period, and this play shows how hot the Warriors were early. Curry did the now well-known Warriors celebration of celebrating Durant's 3-pointer before he even shot the ball.
Jimmy Butler nailed a winner of his own against the Nets. The Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-99 when Butler nailed a step-back jumper at the buzzer. Game over.
The greatest-fast-break-that-never-happened bonus. The Warriors were in a zone against the Raptors, even on plays that didn't count. A foul was called when Kevin Durant went to the floor, an unfortunate whistle. But the highlight still lives on.
The broken-ankles double bonus. No backstory here. It just appears to be somebody dribbling down the street in New York when a woman tries to D him up. That was a mistake, as his crossover sent her flying. This was very likely staged (How does she get video of her own demise on Twitter? Why is another person just standing in the crosswalk?), but it is still fun (via @GilllianJordan).