"Well, it's officially over now," said a despondent Kobe Bryant in the postgame locker room. "Our season is done. Over. Official time of death: tonight."
Los Angeles' defeat saw the team fall to 30-31 on the season and 2.5 games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The season-ending loss is especially disappointing to the team because just two days earlier they had saved their season with a victory over the Hawks giving them their 30th season-saving win of the season.
"I thought we were back. I thought we were a legitimate threat," said point guard Steve Nash. "I mean, 30 season-saving wins in a season is a lot. But, no. Now it's all over. It all fell apart so fast."
A friendly soul like Ricky Rubio would never approve of such violence.
Or maybe Dwyane Wade videobombed the latest Bosh performance.
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He'll never get anywhere in America with that sort of positive, sunny disposition.
Trevor Ariza sure looked sad for hitting a game-winner.