Buzz That Was: An uplifting day
In case you were too busy watching Brian Williams' rendition of "Gin and Juice" and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
Starting at the finish line
In a moment that might just restore your faith in humanity, a Boston Marathon runner collapsed around the 26-mile mark Monday and looked to be unable to finish the race... and then four fellow competitors came together and carried the man to the finish line.
The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery captured the scene on Twitter:
Determined, the two new saviors lifted his legs. He had just a few hundred feet to go. They would get him there pic.twitter.com/5tXvNyDGUJ- Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 21, 2014
The crowd exploded into loudest cheer I've heard today. Walking, then jogging, they all, all 5, finished the race pic.twitter.com/HE4QJnh35L- Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 21, 2014
Could someone please pass the tissues? It's getting very dusty in here. Some days, you really impress me, society.
Thunder-Grizzlies two good
Down five with 19 seconds to go, the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to force overtime against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. And then the Grizzlies were all like "uh-uh" and dominated in extra time for a 111-105 victory to even the series. Zach Randolph scored 25 points, including eight in overtime, to carry the Grizz.
Despite the Thunder loss, Kevin Durant still managed to be THE talking point on Twitter after this crazier-than-a-Miley-Cyrus-concert four-point play late in the fourth quarter that brought the Thunder within one point.
But in what best sums up the Thunder's evening, Russell Westbrook had the best dunk of the night... that didn't count. Regardless, you can still watch it on loop until you find a way to pick your jaw up from off the floor.
Westbrook redeemed himself in the fourth quarter with a slam that, you know, actually counted.
Craig Sager reportedly was even impressed with the dunk from his hospital room, where he is receiving treatment for leukemia. He watched the game with his son, who tweeted about it.
Oh my gosh! We both yelled after that Westbrook dunk and in came a nurse to check on us lol- Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) April 22, 2014
If you need me, I'll be sitting by my TV counting down the minutes until Game 3.
Water under the bridge (and over the shoulder)
Two days after losing their playoff opener, the Los Angeles Clippers humiliated the Golden State Warriors, 138-98, to even the series. Blake Griffin set a career playoff high with 35 points, including several trademark monster dunks. I have a feeling we'll be seeing a few more of these before the playoffs are over.
It was a far cry from Griffin's disappointing play in Game 1, where his highlight was accidentally throwing water onto a fan after fouling out. Of course, it was only a matter of time before that move became one of Internet legend. Take it away, Michelle Beadle!
Let it be a trend
Just weeks after the Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto donned his best Mountie gear for a television interview, Josh Reddick of the Oakland A's appeared on MLB Network's "Intentional Talk" and paid tribute to the late Ultimate Warrior.
I for one am really hoping this costumed interview trend continues.
Showing off his guns
Tim Tebow spent his Easter chopping wood with the gang from "Duck Dynasty." Same way you spent your holiday, I'm sure.
The meme possibilities for this image are endless. Please work your magic, America.
Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR's superstars get the "Bad Lip Reading" treatment in this new clip. If you like watching drivers interact while being dubbed with "Muppets"-type voices, this is definitely for you. If not, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?
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