Game Four of the Toronto Raptors-Miami Heat series went to overtime Monday night, but it was far from spectacular. The Raptors shot just 39.3 per cent from the field on the night, and while the Heat made a decent 45 per cent of their field goals overall, they hit just one of 15 three-pointers (6.7 per cent). Even the overtime wasn’t too thrilling, with the Heat outscoring the Raptors 11-4 and pulling away easily, even if a late Dwyane Wade layup got hung up on the rim:
ball don't lie pic.twitter.com/eaD65HEQRW
— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) May 10, 2016
That caused plenty to chime in on the lack of thrills in this game:
even the ball didn't want to be in that game, it just sat on the rim hoping these horrible players would never dribble it again
— Cadence Weapon (@cadenceweapon) May 10, 2016
Even the ball is like "Yo im tired of yall hitting the rim w/me every damn time down the floor ima just stay here" pic.twitter.com/YwnxxBLxch
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 10, 2016
What if I told you that Miami has 4 assists since halftime and are beating a 56-win team and a ball stayed on the rim and my eyes my eyes my
— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) May 10, 2016
That ball just chillin on the rim and not going in basically sums up that series.
— Zak Prescott ⭐️ (@zjones20) May 10, 2016
@IamHarshDave Just photoshop Drake from Views onto the ball on the rim
— Ryan A. Hurlbut (@DuckDuckNoose) May 10, 2016
— Chris V. Lopez (@zepol) May 10, 2016
Justise Winslow looked up at the ball on the back rim like everybody on the rooftop looked at the alien ship in Independence Day.
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) May 10, 2016
Captures the excitement of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. pic.twitter.com/m7pHxycmMk
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) May 10, 2016
And the ball even got both Drake’d and Crying Jordan’d:
— D Jones (@D_Jones_) May 10, 2016
Maybe the rim was trying to join the protests against Wade for shooting during the Canadian national anthem in Game Three? Regardless, the Heat went on to win 94-87 and tie the series at two, allowing viewers to switch over to see Steph Curry’s return to the court in the Warriors-Blazers game. However, even that was bad early, with the Warriors down 21-5 at one point. They came back to only trail 24-18 at the end of the first quarter, though, so perhaps there’s hope for the NBA playoffs yet, as long as no further balls decide to take a nap on the rim.
[Erik Malinowski on Twitter]