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insidehoops 11-25-2012 08:21 AM

Gordon Hayward hits game-winner to beat Kings
Forget all that wee-hour-of-the-night Black Friday stuff.

On a day when shoppers braved insane crowds for early-bird discounts, the Utah Jazz provided some late excitement with a come-from-behind 104-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Those snoozing due to shopping frenzies or tryptophan overdoses missed out on a doozy and not just because Jimmer was in town.

A Jazz rally after trailing by as many as 13 in the fourth was capped by a game-winning jumper by Gordon Hayward with 4.5 seconds remaining.

"We let them hang around too long," said Hayward, who had a game-high 23 points off the bench. "We were fortunate to pick up the win."

-- Deseret News

Xiao Yao You 01-22-2013 10:59 PM

Re: Gordon Hayward hits game-winner to beat Kings
From slcdunk:


How good has Gordon been over his young career?

Well, here's the complete list of players (from 2001-2002 till now) who are
6'9 and shorter, who by the age of 23 have at least:
  • played in 4,300 total minutes
  • scored 1,700 total points
    gotten 485 total rebounds
  • dished out 375 assists
  • made 100 threes
  • have 100 steals
  • and 80 blocks
  • while shooting 45 fg%

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay, Derrick Rose, Andrei Kirilenko, and Gordon Hayward.

And Hayward did it one year earlier that most of the guys on that list. (N.B.
There are a group of players who made it for most of those categories but missed
out on a few, and they were Josh Smith, Paul George, Nicolas Batum, Luol Deng, Tyreke Evans, John Wall, and Russell Westbrook to name a few.)

Does that mean that
Gordon is in the same category as all of these players? Well, at the tender age
of 22 -- yes. By the numbers he is. Indubitably so if he was also put out there
on the floor with a chance to touch the ball.

impressive company

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