VIDEO: Rockets and Bucks go crazy fun down the stretch

It was a matchup of two high-octane, super-athletic teams that play fast-paced basketball. Milwaukee and Houston met up on Wednesday night for your routine late-Feburary matchup between two teams just inside their respective playoff bubbles. And they turned in an incredibly fun game.

After going down 20-4 to start the game, Milwaukee ground back to pull within three after one quarter. From there, it was a back-and-forth game the whole way through. Just when Houston thought it was in control late with a multi-possession lead, the Bucks crawled their way back.

It was tied with 1:08 to go and that's when things got nuts.

First, Larry Sanders (or "LARRY SANDERS!" as he's known on the Internet) played both ends to maximum effort.

Not bad, right? Chasedown block, sprint to the other end, offensive rebound, put-back for the lead? Pretty good.

The Rockets needed something special, andit  looked like their go-to guy, James Harden, was banged up.

Well, maybe not.

Maybe you missed it. Look at the english Harden uses on this play. 

So the hero rides in and takes the home team to victory, right?

Well, the Rockets may have the beard, but as the saying goes, Monta Ellis have it all.

Here's exactly how nuts that shot was.

It was a game most won't remember, that won't make many highlight reels. But a fun one that showed much of what makes the league great.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Moore's colleagues have been known to describe him as a "maniac" in terms of his approach to covering the NBA, which he has done for CBS Sports since 2010. Moore prides himself on melding reporting,... Full Bio

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