It was a historic day from Russell Westbrook, but the NBA witnessed history in the Eastern Conference as well.
After suffering a 114-100 beatdown in Cleveland on Friday (Saturday in Manila), the Cavaliers blew a 26-point lead in the fourth quarter to lose to the Hawks in overtime on Monday, 126-125.
The Hawks, who outscored the Cavs 44-18 in the fourth period, became just the third team in NBA history to come back from a 26-point deficit entering the final quarter and win.
The Hawks just outscored the Cavs 44-18 in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime ???????????? pic.twitter.com/M5K7avmrjh
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 9, 2017
And because people love to hate on the Cavs, the loss didn’t stop netizens on Twitter to make fun of the meltdown.
Cavs make me feel like pic.twitter.com/u5wpq0VDpE
— Brad Stuver (@brad_stuver) April 9, 2017
The Cavs blew a 26 point 4th quarter lead. Wait What???????????????? pic.twitter.com/LvcLVgv9kH
— MARK HAYES WLWT (@MORNINGMANIAC) April 9, 2017
— Glenn Moore (@GlennMooreCLE) April 9, 2017
— Kim Wendel (@KimWendel) April 9, 2017
So the Cavs blew a 26 point lead?? pic.twitter.com/8HE1p3Vahv
— Eddie ⚽ (@eddiesj408) April 9, 2017
Cavs squandered a 26 point 4th quarter lead?? pic.twitter.com/uaW2Mn3Wag
— Kobe is my Father (@CallMe___Kratos) April 9, 2017
Will the Cavaliers repeat as champions this year?