So what do you say if you’re an Atlanta Hawks player after that disaster? You’re in the NBA playoffs, the SECOND round of the NBA playoffs, and you just allowed a team to hit the most 3-pointers in the history of the 3-pointer. – and now you’ve got to pick a soundbite for the media.

Do you go with: When they’re shooting like that, I don’t think there’s a team in the league who can challenge them…   Or maybe, the tried and true: As many points as they scored tonight, it’s only 1 win in the series, and we still believe we can go home and get on track? The answers is you go with neither… if you’re Paul Millsap, that is. I love that The Sap didn’t feed any BS.

He really didn’t know what to say. In fact, I’m not even sure he knew where he was. “What happened? … Not a clue. A lot of 3s… I don’t know what else to say. I am still speechless.”

He was practically catatonic. He sounds like someone who just went through traumatic event and is still in shock. You know why? Because he DID. And he IS.  Paul, Paul! Stay with me! Look at me! CAN WE GIVE HIM SOME AIR, PEOPLE!! Paul – can you hear me? How many fingers and I holding up??  Uhhh… Wednesday. WE’RE LOSING HIM PEOPLE!!!  

Paul Millsap sounds like a kid on YouTube whose parents roll camera on him coming homing from the Dentist all hopped up on meds. IS THIS REAL LIFE??? DID WE REALLY JUST GIVE UP 74 IN THE FIRST HALF.  Believe it or not, sometimes it’s best to NOT have a take. Sometimes the best take is – I have no freaking clue what just happened.

Because once Millsap snapped out of it a bit, he started saying things that don’t even make sense. “I’m a man who believes anything is possible. And the impossible happened tonight.”

I’d say that’s right out of Yogi Berra’s archives, but it sounds like it was pulled from Erv Johnson’s timeline. That wasn’t impossible what just happened Sap.

You think it was bad they hit 25 three-bombs on you? Well, they missed 20. Could have easily done you for 40. Here’s something impossible: Coming up with a way you guys are going to take a game in this series.

Just like you – I don’t have a clue.


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