Had to Be Draymond

A missed Draymond Green free throw was the highlight of the night in the National Blowout Association

The National Blowout Association playoffs are entering the homestretch. Each and every night, the games have lived up to their billing, with uncompetitive beatdowns stretching from San Francisco to Boston. If you’re a fan of lopsided scores, competitive imbalance, and turning the game off before the third quarter so you can get some much-needed beauty rest, this postseason has been a thrillride.

That trend continued on Tuesday night in Dallas, where the Mavericks emerged 119-109 winners after carrying a 29-point lead into the 4th quarter. The win kept Dallas’ playoff boat afloat for at least another 48 hours, but the highlight of yet another not-close nailbiter belonged to the Warriors’ Draymond Green, who delivered this physics-defying spectacle midway through the third quarter.

How does that even happen, you know, scientifically? Suffice to say, Tuesday was a big win for the flat-ball truthers as well.

For Draymond? Well, he took it in stride. The Mavs’ Luka Doncic came up to give him daps after the highlight-reel miss while the American Airlines Arena crowd, extra buzzed after a lengthy halftime roof-leak delay, lept to their feet and roared as if Nowitzki had just stormed down out of his luxury box and swatted Green’s foul shot into the fifth row. In the end, it was a fitting crescendo to yet another NBA runaway and we can’t wait to see what Draymond and co. do for an encore on Thursday.