Nate Robinson Plays with Heavy Heart After Aunt’s Death

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nate Robinson held court on the court – running, slashing, and making shot after shot after big-time shot in the fourth quarter when the Nuggets needed it most.

And when he needed it most.

Robinson’s 14 fourth quarter points were a huge reason the Nuggets nabbed one of their most important victories of the season – an old-fashioned 123-116 shootout over Golden State at Oracle Arena. But there was something bigger at work for Robinson, whose aunt died in her sleep the day before.

“I told the guys I really wanted to win this game in-particular,” Robinson said. “It was big for me to come out and play for her and my family. My dad, it was tough on him losing his sister. He already lost his brother already. So it was just real tough coming out here at this time, dealing with a death in the family, just trying to keep everybody’s spirits up. Tonight was a good win for her.”

Robinson gestured to the sky in tribute to her after made buckets, and there were a lot of them. He was 6-of-8 in the fourth quarter. He was 2-for-3 from 3-point range in the quarter and the Nuggets needed all of his production to stave off the hard-charging Warriors.

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  • Asher Hoffman

    The way nate played after her death. Rest in peace. His story and how he played for her has inspired me to be the best as I can and play for a purpose! Love you Nate. We all miss you in chicago. Keep up the good work. I’m sorry for your lose.

  • sneakerhead26

    he loves his family and he is very talented person he has a blessed family he obliviously has to play hard I would do the same thing