Sunday, February 10, 2008

Heart Attack City!

OK, I've written about my Heels in 3 of my last 4 posts now, so this will be brief.........
After playing horribly for 37 minutes and looking for all the world like they were going to lose to home.... for the First in after 52 tries.......
Wayne Ellington started to look like the cool as a cucumber sharp-shooter he is. Danny Green started to look like the pressure buster we know him to be. Tyler was (forgive me Manny) being Tyler. Of course, he alone was himself in the Duke game. Quinton Thomas played even better in his 2nd full game filling in for Ty Lawson. Unfortunately for my poor aging heart, none of this happened until there were only 3 or 4 minutes left in regulation and they were down by 11.
The score was tied at 0 - 0, and never again until the Heels scored the last basket of regulation to send it to the 1st overtime. Clemson dominated every aspect until Ellington and Green finally started to get some shots to fall. That meant Tyler was able to get some better looks inside, and next thing you know they're in OT, then in a 2nd OT. Foul trouble and the inevitable pressure of history finally got to the Tigers and the Heels were able to pull out a 10 point win in double overtime.
It's been over for more than 45 minutes now, and my heart is still racing.
God, I love this team!

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