Rudy Gay scored 13 points in the first quarter against the Nuggets tonight and looked well on his way to a big game in a Raptors rout. Only Gay ran into foul trouble, his shot went cold and the Raptors sputtered, finding themselves down one in the final seconds. So who do you give the ball to now?
Who the hell do you think…THIS GUY:
How awesome were the “Rudy” chants in the ACC before Gay even got the ball or took the shot?
With Ty Lawson bricking his potential game-winner on the other end, the Raptors have now won three straight and improve to 4-2 with Gay in the lineup, with Rudy winning two of those four games on big shots in the last five seconds.
I know his shooting percentages aren’t good right now, but again, his five-game PER as a Raptor coming into this game was an impressive 19.8 and he’s already hit two game-winners. Could the Rudy Gay Era in Toronto have gotten off to a better start?
Rudy Gay has now made 4 go-ahead FG in last 10 seconds of 4th quarter/OT the last 3 seasons. Only Carmelo Anthony (5) has made more such FG
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 13, 2013
UPDATE: An honourable soul named hotsizzle263 on youtube has dubbed the infamous “Not this guy!” audio over video of tonight’s game winner. In all honesty, I’m surprised it didn’t happen after Friday’s game in Indiana.
UPDATE 2: As mentioned in the comment section below by “dave9t5″ and in the Pacers post-game comment section by “SF,” someone actually did dub the “Not this guy!” audio over video of Gay’s game winner in Indiana. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving.