Shane Battier was still at his locker, still answering questions about the winning shot, when Rudy Gay interrupted.

"You better check your phone, you're having a baby," he said.

Battier laughed.

Yeah, right. Teammates are hilarious. Always pulling pranks.

Then Steve Novak, a good friend of Battier who plays for the Spurs, burst in the locker room. Novak's wife had been on the phone to Houston. Heidi Battier had been taken to the hospital for an emergency C-section.