I Know Everything - Chapter 546
Chapter 546: Defeated.
Because of Chen Huan’s show of skill, the Blazers’ mental was affected so they didn’t try to get back right after.
Instead, it took a few seconds before the backup center Leonard put the ball back up to play.
It was Lillard who got the ball and he dribbled it forward as he faced Chen Huan again.
Previously, Lillard faced Chen Huan 18 times but he only succeeded 3 times in shrugging him off since he mostly quickly passed the ball away or got stripped off.
Moreover, Chen Huan played very cleanly as he never pinched, pushed, elbowed him etc… It was some clean defense and strip.
Lillard no longer had any doubt about Chen Huan’s defensive prowess. He saw McCollum quickly run next to them and tried to screen Chen Huan but… couldn’t so Lillard instantly threw the ball behind him toward Crabbe who was running down.
Crabbe didn’t stop in his step either as he continued to dribble the ball forward before bypassing Iverson defending him by passing the ball to McCollum.
McCollum had already arrived at the three point line and was at a 30 degree angle.
Kobe was rushing over to defend him so he just retreated a bit and prepared to jump shot.
It was someone he trained thousands of times so he had 70% confidence to make it.
They were able to tie the score like that.
As he thought about it, a figure suddenly rose from his side.
As the ball left his hand, a big hand slapped the ball down.
The audience all exclaimed.
Chen Huan leaping was quite amazing. McCollum was 1.91 meter tall and jumped up to 2 meter and so ball also flew up by 30 centimeters so the total height of the ball was at 2.5 meters.
Chen Huan’s height was 1.83 meters and with his arm extended when he jumped, he could reach 2.6 meter so he could block this ball.
It wasn’t his best jump as Kobe was blocking the lane so he was hurrying over from McCollum left and made a hasty jump. It could only be said that his innate talent was too great.
Chen Huan’s block was more than just blocking as he perfectly slapped the ball toward Iverson.
As long as Iverson ran forward, he would be able to reach the bouncing ball and dribble to the opponent basket.
A superstar like Iverson obviously wouldn’t miss this opportunity so he really dribbled all the way to the Blazers’ basket and did a layup before any play from the Blazers could come back and defend.
It wasn’t that he couldn’t dunk but he was 40 years old and it would hurt his joints so he wouldn’t use these moves until needed.
It was only half a minute since the start but the Lakers took the lead with two successful offensive possessions and one defensive possession.
The fans cheered loudly.
It wasn’t only because the team was leading in points but also because Chen Huan could play like this, proving that the Lakers were in good form and wouldn’t throw it away today.
Kobe and Iverson started the first quarter by thinking that Chen Huan would be affected after his suspension.
But then it was nice to see that Chen Huan was still going at full power on the court and still as cold.
They really didn’t have to worry about him.
Just have to try their best to work with him.
And there was no need for the both of them to be on the court at the same time.
So only Kobe remained after five minute.
Iverson didn’t play the rest of the first quarter while Kobe rested for the second quarter and came out only at the latter half of the second quarter.
Iverson only played the second half of the third quarter too.
The two superstars took turns like that, completely disregarding the wish of the fans in the arena.
But nobody cared about that.
After all, Chen Huan became an incarnation of the invincible basketball prince with the superstar’s level of offense and defense, making the Blazers’ lives miserable.
Those textbooks block, steal, assists, shooting and dunk etc… made the fans feel they were watching a documentary about the NBA.
Then the Lakers led in scoring under Chen Huan’s leadership.
They had 13 points lead at the start of the second quarter and 20 point lead at the start of the third quarter so what would they have to worry about?
It was like the first game where the Blazers never had a single second of being at the lead.
The other main players of the Lakers were also having great games after being led by Chen Huan such as Russell who scored 23 points before the third quarter even ended, probably breaking his previous record of 27 points soon.
Jordan Clarkson who was a main piece for the first two games also played well on this one. He even scored more than Russell with the assists of Chen Huan and got 25 points.
The most relaxed of them all was Hibbert as whenever he got a rebound, he just had to throw it to Chen Huan and he would get an easy assist.
He had 15 assists at the end of the third quarter.
Chen Huan was naturally the one who scored the most points.
Due to the mission given by the Good Lord, Chen Huan didn’t show any mercy.
As Barkley said, “Chen Huan is fully focused, he is playing this game as if this is game 7 of the NBA finals!”
Chen Huan’s playbook was very simple. He would cut inside the basket if nobody was there and if someone was, he would just use his strength to power it through.
Nobody could stop him.
At the end of the third quarter, Chen Huan already had 48 points, 17 assists, 10 offensive rebounds and 20 steals.
The score at the end of the third quarter was 130:77. The Lakers led by a huge gap of 53 points.
There was no need to play in the fourth quarter.
But Chen Huan didn’t sit down in the fourth quarter but stayed to play and he was still giving full effort against the Blazers who had already collapsed mentally.
Normally, Chen Huan would seem cruel for playing this seriously when they were up by so many points and 3:0 in the playoffs.
The Blazers weren’t a very nice team and some may deliberately foul Chen Huan and fight Chen Huan.
Or some serious foul to warn him to not be presumptuous.
But no one had such thoughts in the Blazers after seeing the crazy and killer expression on Chen Huan.
Davis cried after the second quarter and didn’t want to play anymore.
The hot-tempered Crabbe was also frightened and only could show half of his usual ability.
They could foul anyone in the Lakers but Chen Huan.
They were afraid!
They feared that Chen Huan would disable them at any conflict before the referee even whistled.
In the last game, Chen Huan already showed his strength and ruthlessness.
So obviously, they would rather be humiliated than be crippled and be unable to earn money from their sport anymore, right?
The viewers in the arena or on the internet, none of them said Chen Huan was too cruel except for a few Blazers fans.
Because they all knew Chen Huan was taking revenge.
He got ejected after he got maliciously fouled. Chen Huan couldn’t swallow a humiliation like that so he would use his strength to show them up since he couldn’t retaliate violently.
This was a man!
A true man!
Don’t you see the females in the arena standing and loudly cheering for Chen Huan in excitement?
They even shouted “MVP!”
The score reached 165:83 when half of the fourth quarter was reached.
After another successful shot, Chen Huan went to the half-line and took a defensive posture.
But when Leonard made the inbound pass to the nearby Allen Crabbe, Crabbe just hugged the ball and stood in place sternly without moving with a grim expression.
Chen Huan: “!?”
The Lakers players: “!?”
It was Barkley who reacted the fastest as he said, “Oh my god, there’s still 5 minute left but the Blazers chose to give up? They don’t want to play anymore! They don’t want to be blasted by Chen Huan anymore! Is this still the Blazers? Is this still the Blazers team that set the NBA in storm with their youthful line-up?”
Was behavior like that tolerated?
As time passed, the referee gave Allen Crabbe a technical.
The ball was then awarded to the Lakers.
The Lakers had Nick Young for the inbound play and he passed to Chen Huan who easily scored the basket since there was no opposition.
But no cheer was heard.
Because the Blazers didn’t even try to defend.
Not only didn’t they try to defend, they barely moved.
The fans in the arena booed.
All the referees looked at each other and then got together to discuss it so they decided to T up the five players from the Blazers.
T are technical.
Two technical fouls would get someone ejected.
Allen Crabbe was ejected due to getting two Ts
But after the Blazers got the new player in, no one came forward to get the bound for the inbound pass.
Even the most tenacious Damian Lillard and McCollum kept their heads down and ignored the refs urging.
The Blazers coach Stotts also didn’t have any choice.
Although he still had timeouts, the situation of his team wasn’t something that could be fixed with a timeout.
The players had given up.
They lost all motivation to compete anymore.
What would the pause do?
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