Huge shoutout to: HalfCourtHoops
Last night we saw 2 games that reminded us why you should never ever celebrate too early in the NBA, even if you have an 8 point lead and 2 free throws, with just a minute to go in the game.
Let me explain what happened in these 2 thriller endings. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
We start off with a game in Boston. Down by 3 with just a minute left, the Celtics are trapping Beal to get the ball out of his hands. But as you can see, now that creates a mismatch, and leaves the much slower Daniel Theiss on Bradley. And the Celtics are compounding the problem even more by getting caught watching the ball. So now Beal gets a full head of steam to the basket, a great strong finish and the Wizards have a 5 point lead with 46 seconds to go.
And the entire team including their leader are celebrating since they can already feel this win.
But look at what the Celtics do out of the time out.
Tatum is inbounding, and we have Kemba screening for Theis.
To me, this is a decoy, since check out how weak this screen is, Walker is basically letting Lopez go through. And here is exactly why. Great hard pick by Daniel up top, and now you have the much slower Lopez, on the perimeter trying to chase Tatum on the switch. And that is impossible, as Jayson goes past him, has the open lane and easily lays it in.
But look at their defense here on this crucial possession.
Beal gets the switch off of Tatum, however he will stay right there, as the Celtics will kinda zone up and not allow Bradley to drive, so he either has to take a long contested shot, or take what Boston is giving him, and that is- the pass for the Russell Westbrook three.
He made one from the exact same spot, just a few possessions prior, but the defense will gladly take their chances and play the percentages. And in this situation, it paid off as Russell is short on this shot.
They take their last time out and Brad Stevens draws up this play.
Everyone clears out as Tatum is getting a running start from the backcourt.
And he does a double change of direction here. Goes basket, to the three, and inside again which shakes Beal off of him. The pump fake and the strong and tough finish to cut the lead to 1.
And then the clutch defense. They trap Bradley and are disciplined enough to not go for the foul right away as they have him pinned against the baseline. And under huge pressure, he slips giving the Celtics a chance for the lead. Everything is clear and the correct call was made.
And after a tough inbound the ball somehow gets to the hero of today’s game, and I love his decisiveness on the third straight possession to not settle for a shot but rather go inside and finish strong and he does that once again with time winding down, for the potential game winner.
With 4 seconds to go the Wizards have 1 last chance but the Celtics kind of read what they were going to run. And instead of me just rehashing what I saw on twitter, here is the original commentary from Half Court Hoops that I really loved, and I will link the twitter handle in the description.
Excellent explanation so everybody make sure you follow Half Court Hoops.
Boston win a tough game down by 5 with less than a minute to go.
And we now move on to the main attraction of this video. And why you should never celebrate too early. Check this out.
When De’Aaron Fox stole the ball and got fouled up by eight with just 69 seconds left in the game, nobody could blame the Kings for thinking that they got the win.
Especially after the refs called this a flagrant foul, which means 2 shots and Sacramento has possession.
Fox misses the first. Okay, no big deal. He then clunks the second one as well.
They still have the ball tho, and a big lead with little time left.
Move the ball around, and it finally finds its way to Marvin Bagley who goes for the dunk, but gets blocked by Lamelo. And in transition a quick three by Terry Rozier to keep the hopes alive.
5 point deficit with 52 seconds left. Charlotte is not giving up.
You can see they force the ball out of De’Aaron’s hands and into make a 55% free throw shooter take these.
The result? 2 more missed free throws, and somehow the Hornets are still in it.
And on this pivotal moment of the game, look how Rozier is tightly guarded by Barnes.
So he gives fakes going inside, uses the screen, Barnes is a step behind him, so contesting this shot, he hits the arm of Rozier, giving him 3 free throws. And check out this look that he gave to Harrison, as he was chirping at him before the last one. In these clutch moments, Scary Terry showed great poise and calmly knocked down all 3 of them.
On the next play, Fox seemingly put things back in control, as he was able to escape this double team, go to the basket and finish with this beautiful floater, to put the Kings up by 4 with 24 seconds left in this game.


  1. EpikMurk

    EpikMurkПре 8 дана


  2. WEST SIDE REPRESENT Trap Corridos 2021

    WEST SIDE REPRESENT Trap Corridos 2021Пре 24 дана

    Kings didn’t celebrate tho

  3. Ryan Sulham

    Ryan SulhamПре 27 дана


  4. Ky Kaiorr

    Ky KaiorrПре месец

    You cannot and I mean cannot beat the hornets if they lead in the third quarter because they will close a game 🗣🗣

  5. Venomtrix -

    Venomtrix -Пре месец

    Look at tatum

  6. Stefon Palmer

    Stefon PalmerПре месец

    My name is stefon

  7. Lil Ron Backup

    Lil Ron BackupПре месец

    i love that jumpshot form at the end

  8. Pick Like A Pro

    Pick Like A ProПре месец

    Does anyone ever watch pro basketball and feel like you’re terrible at your job? 😂

  9. Jayden Beasley

    Jayden BeasleyПре месец

    The Kings never “celebrated to early”


    SAMSQUANCHПре месец

    8minutes of bullshit 😂🤣🤔

  11. Joke Man

    Joke ManПре месец


  12. The Random S M I L E

    The Random S M I L EПре месец

    Bruh.. Do nobody Listen to what Kobe said in that one interview?

  13. Eugene Hofmann

    Eugene HofmannПре месец

    Westbrook better start practicing his jump shots

  14. Universal Chat

    Universal ChatПре месец

    I hate this guy accent

  15. Amarian1x

    Amarian1xПре месец

    Moral of the story:Never Laugh before the games or karma badd

  16. Ant No cap

    Ant No capПре месец

    Lol the way Jamal Murray was jumping

  17. Ant No cap

    Ant No capПре месец

    Lol Tatum said travel and the other guy said out of Bounce

  18. Ant No cap

    Ant No capПре месец

    That’s karma cause remember when they did that to the nets

  19. Real Nigga85

    Real Nigga85Пре месец

    Beal is like Tatum’s big brother 😂 I bet they have hood laughs about this one 🤷🏽‍♂️🤣

  20. noahishere

    noahishereПре месец

    Why do you give it to Russel Westbrick

  21. aka po

    aka poПре месец

    Free throw is very important.

  22. Vince Corpuz

    Vince CorpuzПре месец

    Thought this was David Beckham for a second

  23. Mark E

    Mark EПре месец

    Imagine how Kings fans felt... if there’s even such thing as a Kings fan

  24. Arturo Cordova

    Arturo CordovaПре месец

    Bruh I watched the hornets v kings game at a bar and I’m from Sacramento but when the hornets won I got hyped and start celebrating

  25. The Real King James

    The Real King JamesПре месец

    I used to do this in 2k but not anymore and I found out that being humble wins me more games

  26. Wish YT

    Wish YTПре месец

    Have a great day, God bless, Jesus Christ loves you all, John 3:16 God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son to whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life

  27. Phillip Rhinehardt

    Phillip RhinehardtПре месец

    U never know what's going to happen on a nightly basis.

  28. JorjLien Chong

    JorjLien ChongПре месец


  29. Dylly Dylly

    Dylly DyllyПре месец

    the first one wasnt celebrating early. that's just the wizards being the wizards

  30. LilLuminati #916

    LilLuminati #916Пре месец

    Let’s go! Let’s go! 😂🤣

  31. CEOisthename

    CEOisthenameПре месец


  32. Mirth Boxed You

    Mirth Boxed YouПре месец

    My name is jaquayveontavious Demetrius demarcus balcholimore james-Johnson the 3rd jr.

  33. Joshua Veras

    Joshua VerasПре месец

    Westbrook would be made about that loss oof Boston won tho what a come back bruh hornets one again oof

  34. Dev John

    Dev JohnПре месец

    Issa ANOTHER LaVar Ball Appreciation Post 🧑🏽‍🦲

  35. Thirdy & Co.

    Thirdy & Co.Пре месец


  36. Robert Martinez

    Robert MartinezПре месец

    The guy explaining the Washington play should have a RSclub channel he knows what he talking about

  37. SlumpSKD1

    SlumpSKD1Пре месец

    Boston doing all this just to lose to nets in playoffs

  38. Nick Siciliano

    Nick SicilianoПре месец


  39. Guero

    GueroПре месец

    Kings suck

  40. Jayson Kelly

    Jayson KellyПре месец

    I never saw Sacramento celebrate

  41. AK Creations

    AK CreationsПре месец

    500th comment!!!!!!!!!

  42. Silky Utters

    Silky UttersПре месец

    I was playing rec and my team was down ten with 25 seconds left and I scored ten in a row and my friend left a guy wide for the game winner

  43. Grayson Petru

    Grayson PetruПре месец

    If u could stop talking the video would be better

  44. Josh Sanchez

    Josh SanchezПре месец

    The absolute GOAT at NBA RSclub

  45. Bo Anhorn

    Bo AnhornПре месец


  46. Jahzell Selmon

    Jahzell SelmonПре месец

    Beal was being selfish the last play he knew he had no shot yet he still shot it instead of passing it to Westbrook idc how bad his 3pt percentage is

  47. Dayvideo

    DayvideoПре месец

    Sorry to break it to you good sir, but you missed ANOTHER Kings Vs Hornets LATE COMEBACK WIN.... “hornets with the tenacity. My goodness.. mama, there goes that man”

  48. MikeBealMadeIt

    MikeBealMadeItПре месец

    LaMeLo IsNt ReAdY FoR ThE LeAgUe

  49. Nathalie S.Juste

    Nathalie S.JusteПре месец

    For a moment I thought he was saying lower not slower🤣🤣😂😂😂

  50. Augusta BlacLissted Barz

    Augusta BlacLissted BarzПре месец

    2:21- 2:22 Bradley Beal got fouled idc

  51. Alphonso Jean Louis

    Alphonso Jean LouisПре месец

    Man the kings be finding all kinds of way to lose game specially that one the should’ve won

  52. Patrick Franklin

    Patrick FranklinПре месец

    That was interesting watching your Video, But in the Celtic’s game that was a Zone Defense which should have been tech free throws illegal defense. The other Game the Kings should have only had good free throw shooters on the court at 35 seconds No reason to have Bagley out there at that point. I chalk those lose up to bad Coaching and the Refs not knowing the Rules

  53. JonnyJuliano

    JonnyJulianoПре месец

    2:14 that was a foul

  54. Salvador Ververa

    Salvador VerveraПре месец

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  55. Chris Williams

    Chris WilliamsПре месец

    D'aaron and Malik are close friends so this was on some I'll show you. Kentucky guys go hard

  56. Chong Yen

    Chong YenПре месец

    Actually kings had the chance to close the game but they missed the free throw.. also refs rewards hornets 4 free throw in final minutes.. so refs do affect the game a lot these days.. so that is why today's NBA is a joke.. this is coming from a hornets MJ fans..

  57. John D Johnson

    John D JohnsonПре месец

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  58. Brian O

    Brian OПре месец

    This has happened twice now 😂

  59. kmejaran kmejaran

    kmejaran kmejaranПре месец

    kings choked again against Hornets😂😂😂

  60. XG Caras

    XG CarasПре месец

    With one minute you can do anything to that 9 point lead -Coach

  61. Dont Me

    Dont MeПре месец

    its not a celebration it is called choke

  62. kjeremiah keydale

    kjeremiah keydaleПре месец

    You already know the Celtics be watching that film

  63. Lex Stacks

    Lex StacksПре месец

    Kings seriously chocked in that game

  64. Marcus Fenix

    Marcus FenixПре месец

    The beautiful success indisputably kiss because mayonnaise italy queue before a loving kamikaze. dapper, exultant chard

  65. Joel Chavarria

    Joel ChavarriaПре месец

    Tantum underrated works best under press 💯💯 goat

  66. Da Kellis69

    Da Kellis69Пре месец

    Who is this kid he sounds like he’s 3

  67. Marco Montalvo

    Marco MontalvoПре месец


  68. Marco Montalvo

    Marco MontalvoПре месец


  69. Marco Montalvo

    Marco MontalvoПре месец


  70. Marco Montalvo

    Marco MontalvoПре месец


  71. EnemyKiller 30

    EnemyKiller 30Пре месец

    Charlotte was inspired because there is just *69* seconds left on the clock

  72. tan eng

    tan engПре 2 месеца

    Russell Westbrook not deserve the salary

  73. tan eng

    tan engПре 2 месеца

    Wherever westbrook go , the team sure fall

  74. Danai Kidhuan

    Danai KidhuanПре 2 месеца

    Bro, u look like a knock off version of David Beckham. Lmaooo

  75. Winnie's Tutorials

    Winnie's TutorialsПре 2 месеца

    Ever heard of McGrady's 13 pts run in 35 secs against the Spurs?

  76. robertbokke

    robertbokkeПре 2 месеца

    Luke walton is a doosbag.

  77. Monalisa Hera

    Monalisa HeraПре 2 месеца

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    ST. PETER LIFE PLANПре 2 месеца

    Lebron james left the group!

  79. Line Hagen

    Line HagenПре 2 месеца

    Jesus the kings are really such an awful team. I know Sacramento is the second worst franchise in nba history. I think first is actually Charlotte.

  80. Line Hagen

    Line HagenПре 2 месеца

    I mean that’s what you get Bradley for celebrating to early. Otherwise tho, feels bad man to be on a team with westbrick.

  81. Manuel Rodriguez

    Manuel RodriguezПре 2 месеца

    Moral of the story don’t celebrate to early

  82. BlakeBrosProductions

    BlakeBrosProductionsПре 2 месеца

    You celebrate in the moment my dude, win or lose in the end you remember those moments most, if you dont think so your not an athlete lolz

  83. Maopeeps Mora

    Maopeeps MoraПре 2 месеца

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  84. Charmous Russell

    Charmous RussellПре 2 месеца

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  85. GrandaDemi

    GrandaDemiПре 2 месеца

    Westbrook costed the game bra 💀, it’s literally a corner shot 😭


    SHA DOOKYПре месец

    @Lex Stacks no, 100% shot according to this dude

  87. Lex Stacks

    Lex StacksПре месец

    Its still only a 40% shot, and thats for a good shooter..

  88. Cuarcs Mentality

    Cuarcs MentalityПре 2 месеца

    that says that beal chokes the game, it was his fault

  89. Andrxs /

    Andrxs /Пре 2 месеца

    Aye that swish at the end was critical foe

  90. Calvin Jackson

    Calvin JacksonПре 2 месеца

    3 in the key on Daniel 😂


    NYC DA DOPEST BALLAПре 2 месеца

    Ain’t no one can do wat tmac did back in 2005. The rockets were down by 10 with less than minute left but t mac scored 13 pts in 35 seconds to beat the Spurs.

  92. jonathan cho

    jonathan choПре 2 месеца

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  93. Kevin Requena

    Kevin RequenaПре 2 месеца


  94. kevin lol

    kevin lolПре 2 месеца


  95. kevin lol

    kevin lolПре 2 месеца

    I will not

  96. kevin lol

    kevin lolПре 2 месеца

    Jayson Tatum

  97. kevin lol

    kevin lolПре 2 месеца


  98. kevin lol

    kevin lolПре 2 месеца


  99. Pera Kojot

    Pera KojotПре 2 месеца

    Heat click bait....

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    Emizul kamarul arifinПре 2 месеца

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  101. Basketball Handles Boii GC

    Basketball Handles Boii GCПре 2 месеца

    What the hell did the kings do to you? 😂 They’re my favorite team, and fox is my favorite player. Plus, these are the most random games.

  102. FireBen31

    FireBen31Пре 2 месеца

    Beal was wrong of doing the airplane celebration

  103. jjj hhh

    jjj hhhПре 2 месеца

    Still, I feel like tatums sweat on the floor sold Beal on his slip which really messed them up in the final seconds

  104. MJ 22

    MJ 22Пре месец

    They didn’t have time to clean it so

  105. Henry Sapien

    Henry SapienПре 2 месеца

    Beal lol should of just hold on to ball tyson was in there for more than 4 sec when he shot it lol

  106. TIV67 Playz

    TIV67 PlayzПре 2 месеца

    People need to wake up we are in the end times. If you don’t believe me well, it’s your choice if you want to accept Jesus or not but listen Jesus is the truth. He’s the protector and comforter and will give you joy and peace. The power of Jesus is so evident these days, just look at boonk gang, he’s a Christian now. Jesus wants you in heaven. He died for you. And not just a simple death, he died taking in the worst punishment and pain of all. By his death and resurrection we have heaven.All you need to do is have faith or trust in him to save you and not by your works. The yoctosecond you do that you are given the Holy Spirit of promised and sealed to the day of redemption. The day of redemption is the rapture which is when we the saved ones get taken out before the perilous times come.I don’t want to go into detail about it cause it is scary but if you would like to go ahead. And if you do get saved I pray that the Holy Spirit leads you to repentance and prayer and reading the Bible.May god show himself to you and his love towards you.

  107. Sarc4sm

    Sarc4smПре 2 месеца

    Lesson to the kings: Make your damn free throw lol

  108. E He

    E HeПре 2 месеца

    Kings should have had an eight seed once in these last three years.

  109. Nick Siciliano

    Nick SicilianoПре месец

    Agreed 💯