The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks played in competitive contests on Wednesday night, with both games coming down to the wire. Unfortunately for the two big-market squads, they both lost in gut-wrenching fashion.
First, the Lakers had a chance to take the lead over the Orlando Magic late in the game, but a horrible isolation play drawn up for Lou Williams resulted in a brick, giving the Magic a chance to win it:
Nikola Vucevic clearly believes in magic.
Over in Charlotte, Carmelo Anthony also went iso and missed a chance to take the lead, and the Hornets had a chance to win the game:
Cody Zeller had just missed two free throws, so this was sweet redemption.
BUT WAIT, this one wasn’t over. Still 0.6 seconds left:
BUT WAIT AGAIN! The play was reviewed and called off. Absolutely brutal, but the fact that rookie Kristaps Porzingis buried that shot to begin with rocked, so there’s a silver lining here.