What Had Happened Was: 4/24/17
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Marc Gasol may have hit the game-winning floater to tie the Memphis Grizzlies‘ series against the San Antonio Spurs on April 22, but the most important actor in the game was guard Mike Conley, who scored a franchise postseason record 35 points. Conley’s efforts helped Memphis overcome Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard’s postseason best of 43 points.
Leonard chipped away at the Grizzlies’ 10-point lead with 7:38 to go by scoring the final 16 points of regulation, and tied the game at 108 in overtime, before Gasol made the 12-footer with 0.7 seconds remaining to give Memphis the 110-108 win. The Grizzlies also avoided shooting themselves in the foot by committing a franchise postseason record 23 turnovers, which resulted in 31 Spurs points.
The series is now all knotted up at 2-2.
Kawhi Leonard 4th Quarter & OT:
— Preston Mott (@PrestonMottNBA) April 23, 2017
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FOR THE CULTURE
Frank Ocean just released another new song.
New “oldest person in world,” Violet Mosse-Brown of Jamaica, is 117, and she explains the secret to her longevity.
Black employees allege Fox News executive made them “arm wrestle” white employees for their entertainment.
Crooked Media is getting ready to launch a podcast hosted by social activist DeRay Mckesson on activism, culture and social justice.
Director Ava DuVernay’s next film is about science and Earth.
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