As the American Airlines Center crowd wildly celebrated the legend¡¯s vintage moment, C.J. McCollum had a simple thought: 3.9 seconds is plenty of time.
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Dirk Nowitzki, one of the league¡¯s great closers of the past generation, gave the Dallas Mavericks a one-point lead with less than four ticks on the clock by drilling his second go-ahead 3-pointer of the final minute. The Portland Trail Blazers responded by giving McCollum a chance to be the hero in the final seconds for the first time in his career.
McCollum delivered, just as he¡¯d done on Portland¡¯s previous two possessions. The midrange floater after splitting Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes was McCollum’s first career game winner in the final five seconds, but it¡¯s a safe bet that it won¡¯t be the last.
Limited Charles Tillman Jersey The Knicks hoped that surrounding Porzingis with veterans and a winning environment would help his development. It hasn¡¯t worked out that way. Instead, Porzingis has played through another season filled with losses and off-court drama.
Porzingis shared some concerning thoughts about team chemistry and trust after Monday¡¯s loss to the Lakers.
“We don’t have that trust. Some games we do, some games we don’t. Some games we have that second effort, some games we don’t, like today,” he said.
Porzingis was asked why the team hasn’t yet developed trust in one another.
“If we had the answer, I would tell you something. But it’s just not there,” he said. “It’s kind of everybody for [themselves] a lot of times — both ends of the floor. So I wish I had the answer.¡±
Right now, that¡¯s another question for Jackson and the Knicks to answer. And it¡¯s another problem that Jackson can¡¯t solve on Twitter.