Kevin Love misses 3 free throws in a row with 2.2 seconds left vs Thunder
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Most superstars would love be in the position that Kevin Love was in with 2.2 seconds left in the game. Down by 2, Love headed to the free throw line to shoot 3 free throws. 2 would tie the game and 3 would give them a 1 point lead. Love missed the first. Then the 2nd. The he had to intentionally miss the 3rd but he even messed that up by missing the rim.
“I was more upset about the first one I missed,” Love said. “I left it short. I think they were flat and short. There was no real air under them. Just missed them.”
Durant would then put the game away by calmly hitting 2 free throws.
“The special ones can have a poor shooting night and come down at the end of the game and make four or five to win the game,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “That’s how they’re wired because they’re great players. He loves to inspire his teammates with his play.”
I agree with Brooks about KD but I also consider Love to be one of the best in the NBA today and I would also take Love to make those shots the next time.
“I’ll take K-Love in that situation no matter what,” Wolves forward Corey Brewer said. “He missed them tonight. Next time he’ll make them.”
Then again, I said that about Nick Anderson but Nick missed his free throws in the NBA Finals which caused mental damage like no other case I can think of.
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