The fourth quarter of Game 4 between the Suns and Clippers was unbelievably ugly, leaving NBA Twitter in awe of the mess at Staples Center.
The NBA Playoffs are supposed to be the pinnacle of basketball, with the best players on the best teams producing the most excitement possible.
The decisive fourth quarter was just a mess as the teams combined for 29 points. Phoenix came out of it winners. The Clippers and the viewing audience of the NBA were the ultimate losers.
The Suns and Clippers reached new lows in the fourth quarter of Game 4
Los Angeles trailed by as many as 16 points, but they came out firing in the third quarter to make it a game going into the final quarter.
What came next can be best described by the visuals curated by NBA Twitter.
More than a few viewers wondered if that was the worst quarter of basketball ever played.
The stats were bad. Really, really bad.
It turns out, though, it objectively wasn’t the worst ever.
It wasn’t fun for Paul George’s legacy. He finished with 23 points while going 1-of-9 from 3-point range and missing a key free throw late.
It definitely wasn’t good for the sport.
Both teams can look to make up for it as the series continues with elimination basketball. The Suns need one more win to make it to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993.
The Clippers are now in their biggest hole of the playoffs so far. They have to find some way to win three straight games to advance to their first-ever NBA Finals.