If you couldnt bear to watch, and like your agony served in a just-the-facts form:
- LeBron James missed a free throw.
- The Nets called timeout.
- They inbounded the ball with 9.5 seconds left.
- Joe Johnson got the ball and passed it to Paul Pierce.
- LeBron James slapped Pierce’s hand to cause the ball to go out of bounds.
- The referees reviewed it and stuck with the call on the floor which was Brooklyn’s ball.
- The Nets inbounded once more and tried to get the ball to Joe Johnson in the crowded strong-side corner.
- The Heat slapped the ball out of Johnson’s hands and the Nets had to inbound again with 4.4 seconds left.
- On the third and final inbound, Joe Johnson received the ball on the left wing guarded by LeBron James.
- Johnson tried his herky-jerky drive to the rim only to have the ball slapped out of his hands by Ray Allen at the top of the circle and then again by James as time expired and the Nets season officially came to a close.
In summary, the Nets had three inbound chances in 9.5 seconds and failed to get a shot off on any of them.
So that’s the play-by-play. The other option? I can show you a video of me puking uncontrollably with each passing inbound play only to culminate in me collapsing to the floor once the final buzzer sounded.
We’ll stick with option one for the sake of humanity though.