Point Guard Goodness: A Night of Point Guards Coming Up Big

Holly MacKenzieNBA Lead BloggerMarch 8, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 22: Isaiah Thomas #22 of the Sacramento Kings celebrates after the Kings defeated the Washington Wizards 115-107 at Verizon Center on February 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Derrick Rose wasn't the only point guard to save the day last, uh, night. 

While Rose's jumper was the prettiest (and my favorite), there were other floor generals coming up big with the game on the line. From Denver to Jersey to Sacramento (where I'm so, so happy for Kings fans who are amped about their team right now), here are the point guards being heroes:

In Denver, Kyrie Irving showed that the mile-high air didn't affect him at all as he went coast-to-coast in the blink of an eye for the game-winning layup against the Nuggets. He also had 10 of his 18 points in the final 2:36 of the game. This. Guy. Is. So. Good. Seriously, he is a wonder rookie.

In Sacramento, Isaiah Thomas rescued the Kings when he stole the Hornets' inbounds pass and found John Salmons for the layup with 6.8 seconds remaining.

Bonus: Listening to the announcing team call Thomas the "little husky." Little in the land of NBA giants, Thomas has as big of a heart as anyone. How can you not love his game?

In New Jersey, the Clippers were up two with five seconds remaining. They elected to double-team Deron Williams and Williams delivered a perfect bounce pass to a wide-open Jordan Farmar, who was wide open beyond the arc. Farmar drilled the three ball, was hoisted up into the air by Anthony Morrow and championed by his team as he walked to the bench with 0.2 left on the clock and a victory in hand.

In what has been a rough season, it was really sweet to see the team freak out for Farmar. It was also funny to watch Chris Paul stumble on the replay when he realized his mistake in leaving Farmar open.