Towards the end of the 3rd, JR hit a three. Played great, active defense throughout the end of the quarter.
In the 4th, he maintained his active defense, forcing a jump ball. He hit another 3. Stayed on the court a few more possessions.
During this time on the court, Felton missed two rushed and awful shots, and turned the ball over twice with inexplicably awful passes.
CUE THE SUBSTITUTION...for JR...at the 9:35 mark of the 4th...
blah blah blah. 4 guard lineup with a lead (lawson, felton, AAA, chandler)... nice lead... long Thunder players shooting over tiny Nuggets players... another awful shot from Felton... blah blah blah...Nuggets down by 3
CUE THE SUBSTITUTION...at 0:22... an ice cold JR is called upon to rescue the team...
Honestly, George Karl is such an asshole I feel awful for all of you that he was extended for the inspired play of a young, deep team after the trade. Enjoy the most detrimentally arrogant coach of all time.
I am SO excited to see JR flourish, that is if his agent doesn't blow it, and become the star or complimentary scorer that he has so long been. A bigger, stronger, more versatile Marcus Thornton.
Sorry for your loss - both this season's title hopes, and the loss of a disrespected, rare talent.