Late in the first half of Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-final series between Portland and Denver, Jamal Murray drew a pass for Blazers Inbounds, tearing his ass off in a two-on-two break with teammate Malik Beasley , After two trained and athletic guardians had advanced and only the relatively small Damian Lillard and the Oesai Enes Kanter were back on the defensive, this would have been an enormously advantageous setup for the Nuggets. To!
Beasley's defense involves switching from a dead sprint to a kind of angled pedal while pursuing two defenders and a grazing teammate, the kind that makes my legs explode into a cloud of Gory bone splinters. Save a gig for Murray, who not only threw the ball out of the game, but also followed Beasley's footsteps, forcing Beasley to ram the hell out of the paint before his teammate dribbled down his spine. Just a really wonderfully crazy and stupid transition opportunity, guys.