Raise your hand if you knew double-overtime games in summer league were decided on a sudden-death basis.
Seeing no hands (no honest ones, anyway), let's proceed.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the D-League Select team (which is another thing nobody knew existed), by a final score of 94-92 on Sunday, and the finish was one of the wildest you'll ever see.
Hawks guard Dennis Schroder scored a game-high 30 points, but what should have been his game-winning layup was goaltended at the start of double overtime. No whistle blew and the D-League squad pushed the pace the other way, only to lose the ball in a scrum.
As the rock squirted toward the baseline and bodies spilled all over the floor, Schroder, speedster that he is, raced all the way back up the court, saved the ball underneath his own basket and surrendered the decisive layup to Devin Ebanks.
It was pure chaos, and I don't think I'm alone in saying this is something we could see more of in summer league.
No, there's no place for arbitrary "next basket wins" formats when the games actually count. But if you want to drum up more interest in summertime hoops, why not make the first overtime a sudden-death affair? The league is already showing a willingness to tweak the settings in Vegas, as evidenced by the unusual point system that rewards teams for winning quarters.
Let's get creative, NBA!
I want four-point shots. I want hockey-style power plays. I want players who reach 10 fouls in a game to have to only shoot with their off hand.
Sudden death should be just the beginning.