Tonight's bout between the Rockets and Suns in Houston looked to be headed to overtime when James Harden's buzzer-beating attempt for the lead couldn't find the twine. That's when Jermaine O'Neal decided he had someplace else to be.

O'Neal, inexplicably, reached above the cylinder to knock away the shot as it appeared to be bouncing harmlessly off the rim. After referees consulted a monitor, they awarded Harden the goal, and Houston the game.

Phoenix is in the Western Conference basement for a reason, and boneheaded plays like this show why. [NBA TV]