There were 22.1 seconds remaining in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals when Will Bynum stepped to the free throw line for two shots. This was, at the time, the most pivotal juncture in the Wizards’ season. They were without their all-star point guard and on the verge of blowing a 21-point fourth-quarter lead to the Atlanta Hawks. Bynum, a Wizard for less than two months playing in his first game in 13 days, calmly sank both.
“I mean, that ain’t no pressure to me,” Bynum said afterward. “Pressure is having four, five kids with no job. I’m playing the game that I love and I work hard and I’m prepared for this type of opportunity, so there’s no pressure at all.”