Kobe Bryant was all smiles when he talked about his $48.5 million contract extension in November 2013, saying he would "run through a wall" for the Los Angeles Lakers to prove they were right and everybody who doubted them was wrong.
The Golden State Warriors stepped off the plane in Salt Lake City with a bad taste in their mouths from a two-point overtime loss against the Chicago Bulls earlier in the week. Things got even worse against the Jazz on Friday night.
Donatas Motiejunas wasn't thinking about a new career high when he took an alley-oop from James Harden and hit a layup as he fell to the floor late in the fourth quarter. Preserving a Houston Rockets victory was foremost on his mind.
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