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What Had Happened Was: 4/10/17

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GAME. BLOUSES.

A jump ball turned into a collision of bodies all throwing themselves toward the ball as it wiggled and squirmed its way out of each player’s grasp. With mere seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was able to collect the ball along the baseline, gather it up and then put up a rainbow of a shot that held in the air as if time had stopped.

When it came down it touched nothing but net, and Millsap celebrated fervently — the Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers were going to overtime after the former overcame a 26-point deficit by outscoring the latter 44-18 in the fourth quarter.

Overtime ensued, and Millsap, who scored 22 points, gave Atlanta its first lead of the game when he connected on a shot from way downtown, and the Hawks were able to hold on for an exciting 126-125 win on Sunday.

Kyrie Irving dropped 45 points, and LeBron James, who fouled out in overtime, had a triple-double with 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points as Atlanta beat the Cavs for the second time in three days. That means Cleveland has now moved into a tie with Boston for first place in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, although if both teams end up with the same record, Cleveland will earn the top seed by winning the season series between the two.

BLESSINGS

SOCIAL STATUS

FOR THE CULTURE

A black delivery man in Manhattan says a butcher gave him a noose as a “gift” and said he would help him use it.

Social media has turned Rep. Maxine Waters into one of the biggest stars in American politics.

Marvel has a new gay Latina superhero.

The percussive spectacle of stepping.

Annie Legnini recycles items to make portraits showcasing the multicultural experience of the Bronx.

TOP THREE TWEETS

1. YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH

2. WHAT’S THE TRUTH, Y’ALL?

3. TRAGIC

ICYMI

PICTURE PERFECT

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.