A Lot of Basketball Left

But then this epoch-opening Cavs win, cruising downhill on time’s longboard, hit a pebble and went sprawling. The ball bounced this way and that, and we were all flying through the air towards an uncertain conclusion and suddenly Quincy Acy was grabbing boards for the Knicks, who were now sharing the ball, moving it high and low, sharing the ball very well in fact. New York took a lead. They were down by two at the half, and preparations had begun for a brief parade celebrating one of what promised to be one of the season’s better moral victories, and one of a larger number of losses. This sort of preparation seemed the sensible thing.

“A Lot of Basketball Left,” on the Knicks ruining LeBron’s homecoming, for The Classical


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