Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Top 5 night of my life tonight.
This game was for the league title. We were down by 13 with 4 minutes left, and you have no idea how hard it is to get a bunch of emotional teenagers to keep their composure in this kinda situation. But they did. I have this one kid who's 5'7" and 125lbs soaking wet, and he was f**king incredible down the stretch. Got like 3 offensive rebounds (which I think is more than what he's had all season) and two absolutely ridiculous shots in the paint over guys that were much bigger than him. Got a couple of steals in the closing minutes too. Just WOULD NOT let us lose. He wasn't the only one either. Every dude dug deep down, and we sent it to overtime with a 15-2 run to end regulation.
In OT, each team battled back and forth. They had a 2 point lead on us with 15 seconds left. We ran one of our most patient motion offense sequences of the night, which was odd, because it was such a high pressure moment, and my best player got fouled shooting a 3 with 5 seconds left. Now...I don't know if you remember, but this was the kid whose mom was gonna send him to Atlanta a few months back because she didn't wanna deal with him anymore. He's got a lot of heart, but a lot of emotional problems as well. He's a kid who really means a lot to me, who I'm always gonna look out for.
Anyway...doesn't get anymore pressure packed than this at our level. Down 2. 5 seconds left. At the line, shooting 3. League title on the line.
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