The last-place Phoenix Suns were giving the San Antonio Spurs a run for their money on the road Tuesday night.
Tied at 124 in the final seconds, it looked like this game was headed for overtime — a major accomplishment for the 11-win Suns.
That’s when veteran Spurs forward Rudy Gay decided to send Phoenix off to the sunset with a heartbreaking defeat.
Gay was going isolation against the Suns. Instead of driving the ball, he pulled up right in front of the three-point line.
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That’s straight clutch. Kelly Oubre played great defense. That did not matter to Gay — a total cold-blooded assassin here.
Gay finished the evening with 16 points on just 7-of-17 shooting. That doesn’t matter. He went full ninja on the game’s final play.