Robin Lopez Swats Jeremy Lin’s Floater Attempt with Authority

Not a lot has gone right for the Houston Rockets during the playoffs thus far. The Blazers took both Game 1 and 2, and LaMarcus Aldridge has been playing like a man possessedposting back-to-back 40-point performances.

And late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game, we saw more of the same. With 2:33 remaining, and Portland clinging to a 102-94 lead, Houston’s Jeremy Lin drove to the hoop in what looked to be a floater or layup attempt.

But unfortunately for him, Blazers C Robin Lopez was posted up in the paint waiting for him. He timed his jump perfectly and swatted the ball into the crowd with authority. In fact, it beamed a cameraman who was sitting courtside.

Lesson learned: Do not attempt to drive the lane against Lopez.

(H/T: @CJZero)

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