Jazz 123 – Mavs 121: The Triple Overtime Wet Willy Game

April 17th, 2012 | by Spencer Hall

Photo by @drhadfield, grabbed from the Root Sports broadcast.

Games like this are the reason I love professional basketball. Could I interest you in a German-speaking giraffe that can play basketball? How about a slightly unhinged ginger who gives wet willies to his opponents? Perhaps a masochistic head coach who plays his starters nearly the entirety of seven periods of basketball over three hours and sixteen minutes? How about a stat line from Al Jefferson that includes 28 points, 26 rebounds, and ZERO free throw attempts?

If you’re into it, I can also throw in a midseason pickup who plays 45 minutes and scores 15 points despite getting a root canal earlier in the day. Here’s what DeMarre Carroll was doing just a few hours before the game:

Watch the clip of Delonte West giving Gordon Hayward a wet willie.

Here’s ESPN Dallas’ Jeff Caplan (@ESPN_Caplan) with my Delonte West interview after the game. I’m the reporter he mentions.

And here’s what I had to say on ESPN.com about this epic three-overtime instant classic.


Dallas Mavericks 121 FinalRecap | Box Score 123 Utah Jazz
Paul Millsap, PF 53 MIN | 5-18 FG | 6-8 FT | 9 REB | 6 AST | 16 PTS | -5
DeMarre Carroll, F 45 MIN | 5-10 FG | 4-4 FT | 4 REB | 6 AST | 15 PTS | 0
Al Jefferson, C 54 MIN | 14-25 FG | 0-0 FT | 26 REB | 1 AST | 28 PTS | +9
Devin Harris, PG 53 MIN | 8-17 FG | 2-5 FT | 1 REB | 7 AST | 23 PTS | -3
Gordon Hayward, SG 54 MIN | 6-14 FG | 8-10 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 24 PTS | +5
Spencer Hall
Founder Spencer Hall has covered the NBA, Team USA and NBA D-League since 2007 and launched Salt City Hoops in 2009. Spencer is now the news director at KSL.com
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