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2011 NBA Playoffs: Shane Battier Gets Memphis It's First-Ever Playoff Win

You may remember the Rockets trading Shane Battier at the trade deadline this season for Hasheem Thabeet and a first round pick. Well, uh...at least the first round pick could be good. Either way, Battier hit a deciding three-pointer yesterday as the Grizzlies knocked off the Spurs in game one of their first round series. Wanna live vicariously through a team who is still in the playoffs? Good, me too. Here's the shot:

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Then his wife gave birth to a baby.

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So needless to say, that was a pretty crazy couple of hours for one of Houston's finest. While I don't think it ultimately changes my original evaluation of the trade for the Rockets, which I think Battier proved by playing just 20 minutes in the game, it's still nice to see him contributing for a playoff team again. Hope that baby doesn't keep you up too late Shane, cause Manu Ginobli would like to schedule some revenge for you on Wednesday. 

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Check out Tom Ziller's take on the matter on SB Nation and get a load of SB Nation's printable NBA playoff bracket, which will help you remember that the Rockets are still not in the playoffs while the Pacers continue to fall further under .500.

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