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NBA Playoffs, Game 2: An Inner Monologue During the Last Three Minutes

The final minutes of last night’s Game 2 were quite the emotional roller coaster.

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After each Raptors playoff game, Mitch Robson will take you through a pivotal moment on which the game hinged. Today, he’s giving you the transcript of his thoughts during closing time of last night’s game, without all the profanity, starting just past the 3-minute mark of the 4th quarter.

2:46 - Antetokounmpo Alley-Oop Layup:

“Ah, P.J. why are you forcing that three from the corner with Giannis closing out on you. Stick to Delly tighter DeMar! Well shit, Giannis finally got one over the top of Serge.”

2:29 - Ibaka fade away jumper from mid-range:

“My lord we need another bucket badly. Alright DeMar, shit Thon Maker is already so long and so quick, shoutout Orangeville Prep. Yikes Serge don’t pull — alright, alright alright.”

2:03 - Antetokounmpo rips my heart out/hits huge three:

“C’mon Pat stay in front, stay in front, MAKE HIM A SHOOTER! [Giannis hits a deep three from a good foot beyond the top of the arc] GOTDAMN LeBriannis James has arrived tonight. When’s he gonna bust out “The Silencer”?”

1:43 - DeRozan rises and fires over Malcolm Brogdon:

“Cook this rook, DeMar! You can blow past him to the bucket. Aye, that’s cash. Now get a stop, PLEASE.”

1:32 - Brogdon misses a WIDE OPEN TRIPLE:

“OH GOD NO PAT YOU BLEW THE SWITCH, CLOSE OUTTTTTT ON BROGDON! [shot goes around the world and rims out] THANK YOU BASKETBALL GODS FOR KEEPING THAT OUT AFTER HE JUST TACKLED LOWRY ON D.”

0:59 - Dellavedova misses another WIDE OPEN TRIPLE:

"Alright, we got Thon trapped in the paint. HOW DID HE KICK THAT THING OUT, HITCH AND ALL? NO F’IN WAY DELLY YOU HUMAN BED BUG! [shot goes off back rim] WOO GET THAT BOARD P.J.! BACK THE HELL UP AWAY FROM HIM, GIANNIS.”

0:53 - P.J. Tucker misses free throw #1:

“Everyone going silent here after that wall of noise is gonna ice P.J. See what you did, crowd?”

0:53 - P.J. Tucker misses free throw #2:

“Yeah everyone start clapping and cheering him on! Yeah! It worked for Biyombo last year, and Biz is here tonight. Woo! shitshitshitshitshit. But I still love you PJ.”

0:33 - Antetokounmpo trucks Lowry, Middleton misses would-be tying jumper:

“OH MY GOD LEBRIANNIS JUST KNOCKED LOWRY’S ASS TO THE GROUND, COME ON BILLY BLOW THE DAMN WHISTLE!!! Please don’t make this Khris, please don’t make this. AHHHHH REBOUND! Alright, we need one more bucket.”

0:08 - KLOE’s Dagger over everything:

[silence, followed by screeches and animal like noises of fear, pain and horror, Ibaka flicks it back to Kyle who puts a behind a behind-the-back cross on Brogdon and sticks the dagger]

“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. HE’S A BAD MUTHAFUCKA MAN!”

Author’s Note: The NBA stats site decided Matt Devlin’s meh at best call deserved to be posted over the Gus Johnson call of the shot. This was a terrible decision, so here it is for you:

That game took years off my life. We’ll be watching Thursday night in Milwaukee for Game 3.