The Boston Celtics were 7.5-point favorites over the visiting Dallas Mavericks last night. They overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to breeze to a comfortable 97-87 lead in the final seconds. Dallas could have simply allowed time to expire but Wesley Matthews opted to heave up a 25-footer instead. And it found the bottom of the net, causing euphoria on one side and a deep sense of pain on the other.
If you’ve ever wanted to grapple with the question of free will or destiny, an otherwise non-important early season NBA game is a relatively harmless gateway drug. Why did Matthews shoot it? Was he supposed to shoot it?
Deep stuff, man.