EBC Day Twenty-One: J Records vs. H3
Danny Artest is the story in this game’s opening minutes, barging his way into the paint for twelve of his team’s first fifteen points. J Records are hardly disheartened, though, staying in the contest on the strength of the sustained scoring of lightning-quick point guard “Cross Country”, who repeatedly loses his defender for jumpers and teardrop layups.
When they draw within a point, however, H3 turns it up a notch, with a pair of jumpers by Curtis Stinson around two fastbreak layups by Antifreeze giving them a 29-20 lead midway through the period. A run by J Records that immediately follows looks as if it’ll put them ahead before the halftime buzzer sounds, but A-Butta takes it on himself to ensure that it doesn’t happen, putting in back-to-back layups to leave H3 in the lead at 41-34.
Thereafter, the teams trade two tricky layups apiece before H3’s Curt is sent to the line for a one-and-one. Although he misses his first, J Records do likewise in the same position just moments later, forcing them to foul again in the dying seconds. This time, however, it’s A-Butta they send to the line, who calmly sinks a pair to put the game out of reach at 84-80.
– CYE in NYC