Analysis: Emotion proves the NBA play-in tournament works


              Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving reacts after sinking a basket during the second half of the opening basketball game of the NBA play-in tournament against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) has his shot blocked by Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) during the second half of an NBA play-in basketball game Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
            
              Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) is restrained by P.J. Washington (25) and others as he argues with an official after being charged with a foul during the second half of the team's NBA play-in basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Atlanta. Bridges was ejected. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
            
              Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) and Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) compete for the ball during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball play-in game Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
            
              Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) looks at his hands after a foul call against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Analysis: Emotion proves the NBA play-in tournament works