Found May 23, 2013 on NESN.com:
You were good, Paul George. Just not quite good enough. As George raced to the 3-point line to close out on LeBron James, who was receiving an inbounds pass with two seconds on the clock, there was an overwhelming sense that viewers had seen this situation before. George and the Pacers led the Heat by one point in overtime of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Twenty years of watching isolation-heavy basketball in end-of-clock situations has conditioned defenders like George to expect his man to attempt a statuesque, contested fade-away jump shot at the buzzer. So as James gathered the pass, George homed in on James’ right hip, hoping to crowd James’ shooting hand for the inevitable 20-footer. What James did next illustrated why he is not merely the best player in the world, but is remaking the way the game is played. Rather than settled for a tough jumper, James spun past George, took two easy strides and flipped in the game-winning layup as time expired. It looked effortless...
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