James Harden gets blocked, Greg Smith jumps on the ball, passes it to Jeremy Lin, who finds Chandler Parsons, only for Parsons to give it right back to Lin.
Lin proceeds to fake a jump shot and pass back to Parsons with the clock like winding down.
If that sounds like pandemonium, you're spot on with your evaluation—pandemonium that culminated with Parsons draining a line-drive three-point buzzer beater to send this one into overtime.
Parsons' three-ball tied the game at 90-90 and sent the Houston Rockets into OT against the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night. Although the Rockets would eventually lose, 99-95, Parsons' shot truly epitomized this game.
This contest may have been sloppy and lacked direction, but when it was all said and done, it was one heck of a show. A play that summed up Houston's wildly brilliant offensive season.
Parsons' buzzer-beater accounted for three of Parsons' 23 points and one of Lin's eight assists. With their loss to the Lakers, however, the Rockets fall into eighth place in the Western Conference and are now in line to play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs. This sets up an intriguing storyline between Rockets shooting guard James Harden and his former team.
As for Parsons, he finishes the 2012-13 season with an average of 15.5 points per game—no points were quite as impressive as these three.