Screaming, screaming and more screaming.
I graduated Saturday morning, went to a very long lunch afterwards and when I got the chance to return to my apartment, I flipped on the Clipper game. There were less than 20 seconds left and the Clippers were up by 2. My dad and I could barely contain ourselves.
Tim Duncan hit two free throws off a fluke foul by Matt Barnes. “CP3 with the buzzer beater — watch!” I said. Then, the magic happened. It looked like an ugly toss up, but a shot is a shot is a shot. The Clippers beat the Spurs in seven. THE CLIPPERS BEAT THE SPURS IN SEVEN.
At the end of my last post, I predicted it. I’ve actually been predicting these improbable wins for the Clippers for the past three years. They’ve cost me dinners and various other things that I’ve bet on. This time it actually came true.
This is the year.
I think the Clippers can handily beat the Rockets. The real challenge will be the Warriors. But beating the Spurs is a big step forward. Gritting out a seven game series against the defending champs is an incredible feat.
It’s now or never for Clipper nation. Now is the perfect opportunity for the Clips to claim LA, even if it’s just for a brief moment.