Good morning. Let's basketball.
HOLY HELLCATS: Another instant classic from the Thunder and Clippers. In this one, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant fought back from the Gates of Hell in the final moments to bridge a 13-point gap and win in regulation. Of course, the winning points came on three free throws by Westy after a shaky foul call after what appeared to be a poor review on an out-of-bounds call on the refs.
On that call: Doc went absolutely ballistic in the post-game, saying the Clippers "got robbed" and that "it's not right." It turns out that the call may or may not have been right due to a rule about hitting a player's hand and forcing the ball out -- see our full breakdown.
This game was just 100 percent bonkers down the stretch. Check back on SBNation.com/NBA for more coverage later today.
THE WIZARDS SHALL RISE AGAIN: What are you doing Pacers? With a chance to clinch, Indiana loses at home by 23. Marcin Gortat dominates the paint. John Wall gets loose. Ay caramba. Bullets Forever reacts and so does Indy Cornrows.
TONIGHT: Two elimination games with the home team in control.
Nets at Heat, 7 p.m. ET, TNT | Miami leads 3-1
Blazers at Spurs, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT | S.A. leads 3-1
STAN VAN MONEY: So Stan Van Gundy is soon to be back in the NBA ... but not with Golden State. He wanted front office power in addition to the coaching job. The Warriors said nah. The Pistons said yes.
So SVG is reportedly on the verge of becoming Detroit's president of basketball ops and head coach. He'll make a reported $35 million over five years. Woj and Stein have more on the ripple effect across the league. Basically: Steve Kerr still looks like he's heading to the Knicks, but the Warriors -- who wanted SVG -- are panicking and trying to poach Kerr.
MEANWHILE, IN SALT LAKE ... The Jazz are gauging whether John Stockton is interested in coaching. Because why not?
MORE ON GRIT: On Monday in The Hook, we talked about the research on grit. It turns out that on Saturday, giving a commencement speech at Butler, Celtics coach Brad Stevens implored graduates to all take six minutes to view grit researcher Angela Duckworth's TED Talk. If you like that and want more, Kevin O'Connor pointed toward the 80-minute version.
BLOGGIN' 'BOUT BLOGGIN': Knicks bloggers talk about what it's like to blog about the Knicks.
A CAUTIONARY TALE: What the team with the best lottery odds has ended up with since 1990. Raef LaFrentz!
Happy Wednesday. See you next time.