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The Magic’s run was already well underway when the Cavaliers’ Isaiah Thomas attempted a 3-pointer from the right corner and his shot clanked off the side of the backboard.
The rebound machine has a net reaching up a bit higher than the backboard, retrieving not just the swishes but misses as well.
That was the guy who blocked my shot off the backboard.
In one case Heidt reviewed for his medical group, a patient was hit by a car, transported by paramedics to the ER on a backboard and with a neck brace, given a CAT scan and X-rays, and eventually found not to have suffered a serious injury.
Johnson, who was standing just inside the three-point line, had a good look and a running start as the ball rimmed out and gently kissed the backboard.
From somewhere out of his own past and that of the Boston player who was the NBA's greatest champion, James roared into the play from behind and with one hand flicked the ball away at the peak of its ascent, a fingertip from the backboard.
As Turner distracted, Aminu soared from behind and swatted Walker's layup off the backboard with about 55 seconds left as 16,687 fans gasped.
The Hornets still had a chance after Al-Farouq Aminu missed two free throws with 3 seconds left but Walker's heave from just inside the half court line hit only the backboard.
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