The absolute best conceit in basketball is there is some sort of cosmic justice. If a player makes an undeserved trip to the line on a ticky-tack foul, the telltale ball will betray the shooter. This worked to perfection last night, as Rasheed Wallace—the chattiest player in the game—felt he was done an injustice after he was whistled for a foul on Austin Rivers. Rivers missed his first, and Sheed let everyone know that the universe was in balance.
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