Dan Woike asked NBA players to tell us about the best game in their basketball career. This week: P.J. Tucker
May 24, 2018: Game 5 of the Western Conference finals
Houston Rockets 98, Golden State Warriors 94
42 minutes, 8 points, 9 rebounds, game-best plus-14 rating
“What do you mean by best? Is it numbers?” asked P.J. Tucker, who has become one of the NBA’s best role players, a brickhouse on defense and a knock-down three-point shooter from the corners. He fittingly defined his “best” as the best moment he felt as a player. The high was followed by two losses, but they didn’t spoil the memory.