Logitech sneaks by Google I in an overtime thriller

Player of the Game: Matt Pugmire, Logitech

This overtime thriller had blood pressures skyrocketing as Logitech continues to prove that they are the team to beat this season. They slid past Google I 45-42.

It was a close game from wire to wire. Logitech big John Wie showcased his Dirk Nowitzki-esque inside-outside game early on, with eight of Logitech’s first nine points. For Google, it was Jamie Smith and Brian Williamson leading the way early on as they each converted huge and-one buckets to keep pace with Logitech. For every Logitech punch, Google had a counterpunch that prevented them from pulling away. At halftime Logitech had a one point advantage, 17-16.

In the second half, Gabriel Acorda would make his presence felt. It was his season debut after he spent some time overseas, and his teammates are thrilled to have him back stateside. He made plays throughout the game on both ends of the floor, ringing in 10 points and three steals through three quarters. Concurrently, Matt Pugmire did more than his share of hustling for Logitech. He crashed the glass like the Tazmanian Devil on steroids, ferociously grabbing rebounds and picking up second chance points.

With time dwindling, Google found itself down by three points, and they found an unlikely hero in John Yandziak, who made his first basket of the season count as he sent the game into overtime with a huge three-pointer. Unfortunately for Google, they couldn’t ride that momentum into overtime and their lack of a bench came back to kill them in the end. Logitech was too much for them to handle in overtime, and moved into first place with this victory.

Player of the Game: Matt Pugmire, Logitech