The Man Is Clutch

Posted by Rob Mahoney on February 23, 2009 under xOther | 7 Comments to Read

Devin Harris has made a habit out of inducing heartache, and last night he did something pretty incredible (video via The Hoop Doctors):

This isn’t exactly his first game-winner either.

As usual, it seems like the clock started late, but what can you do?  Based on when they started the clock it was good, and that’s all that really matters at this point.

  • http://projectvibe.net Boogie

    And thus what I DONT like about instant replay. Did you notice the anti-climatic celebration after the shot? Then when it’s finally ruled as “good”, you wanna celebrate but there’s no excitement.

    All in all, I guess I’ll take instant replay over not having it…but man, it can really bring down your high…

  • http://definitelymaybe.blog.de finzent

    Not to say that Devin isn’t clutch, but on that play, he was just plain lucky, wasn’t he?

    Still, pretty awesome.

  • http://www.thetwomangame.com Rob Mahoney

    Oh yeah, totally. But he’s been making clutch buckets (and even a clutch block – YouTube it) all season. That step-back jumper from the elbow is bread and butter.

  • wacc_attack

    i got a kick out of a couple folks last night saying it shouldn’t have counted b/c the clock operator started the clock maybe .1 or .2 seconds late, thus making the shot “late” if the clock was started properly. really? if that’s the game you want to play, you would need to add probably another 4 or 5 seconds onto the game, bc such delays take place on literally every single inbounds pass…

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  • http://www.thetwomangame.com Rob Mahoney

    wacc: Agreed. When something like clock management is a relative constant (I seriously doubt that many timekeepers are in cahoots with their respective teams), it seems like a red herring. Andre Iguodala is just a Bitter Betsy.

  • Chaz

    The Sixers were very bitter, and easily Devin could have gotten three shots on that swipe before. I can think of a few players that would have been sent to the line. But he controlled the ball, put up the shot, and hit it! Sweetness.