Rookie Troy Daniels Hits a Wild Overtime Three to Lift Rockets Over Blazers

Slate's Culture Blog
April 26 2014 11:49 AM

Rookie Troy Daniels Hits a Wild Overtime Three to Lift Rockets Over Blazers

Troy Daniels (No. 30) celebrates with teammates after hitting a last-second three to win the game for the Rockets.

Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Troy Daniels made his NBA debut on March 5. Before that, the 22 year-old toiled in the D-League, where he set the record for three-pointers made in a season. Those long-distance shooting skills came in handy last night, when the rookie's shot—a three-pointer launched after a loose-ball scramble with 11 seconds left in overtime—secured his Houston Rockets a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Houston desperately needed the win: they were down 0-2 against the Trail Blazers, and no team has come back from an 0-3 series deficit. The teams will play again tomorrow night in Portland.

Sharan Shetty is a writer for Brow Beat. You can follow him on Twitter



Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.