At 1:30 a.m. last night, I was woken up by a text message sent by our intern Kash. The message read, “Yadda just made himself another 10 day.” By “Yadda” he was talking about Queens native Sundiata Gaines. Originally, I thought he meant, it was announced the Jazz re-signed Gaines to another 10-day contract and went back to sleep. But when I turned on SportsCenter this morning, I figured out what Kash was talking about. Gaines, who was recently called up by the Jazz from the D-League, knocked down this amazing buzzer beater to defeat LeBron James and the Cavs last night.
This win for the Jazz is huge. Not only did they beat the best team in the Eastern Conference, it gave the Jazz a much needed win. Utah has now extended their winning streak to three and are back in the playoff picture (they are in the eighth seed with a 22-17 record). Yesterday morning, the Jazz extended Gaines stay for another 10 days, and as he showed last night, it was money well spent.