The Hawks and Magic played last night. I know, I know, try to contain yourself. But the game had a pretty sweet finish when Atlanta’s Josh Smith dunked in the game-winner off a missed three, giving Atlanta a win that they desperately needed as they head into the homestretch of the NBA season.
Joe Johnson drove and pulled up along the left baseline. Josh Smith flew along the right baseline and, with one majestic swipe of a mighty left hand, dunked home the miss.
Then everybody got really excited. Then they had to calm down to see if the hammer of Smoove had beaten the buzzer. Then the refs checked the monitor and ascertained that it had, just. Then everybody got really excited again.
“I knew it was close,” Smith said. “But I had to celebrate anyway. It had been a long time coming.” –Mark Bradley/AJC.