Fast forward to the end of the competition. They got through all the competitors in record time, because we still have to play the basketball game. Is it Saturday still? Well, the Ravens don't place and the Bear Creek Warriors win, but Brooke pulls it out of the hat and wins for Best Choreography. Brooke jumps, giggles, and gets excited. When she grabs her trophy, she juts her hip out and makes a face at Clare Young, who then holds on to her big trophy for dear life. Heh.
Luke comes into Haley's room after the competition. They great each other with very tempered "hey"s. He says, "You were really amazing out there." She says, "Yeah, I thought maybe I looked ridiculous." He sits down and tries to explain why he's been acting like such an ass. In the end, he just misses her, even if she is with Nathan. Haley sits down and faces him: "Luke, I miss you too. But have you thought about how hard this is on me? Juggling the two of you guys?" She pauses. "Luke, you're really important to me, I care about you. But Nathan is important to me too, and if you want to be a part of my life, eventually, sooner or later, you're going to have to be a part of his too." He nods his head. Man. He's getting kicked from all angles. His girls won't talk to him. His best friend is hot and heavy with the enemy. His shoulder sucks. Man, it's hard to be Luke these days! Aw, poor baby. They slap hands to make up. Luke asks if she wants to sit with him to watch the game. Haley yells, "Hell yes!" And then whacks him on the shoulder, which, of course, causes him to wince in pain. Yawn.
Fast forward to mid-game. There's fifteen seconds to go. Mouth's got the commentary. The Ravens need to score. Whitey tells them to get the ball to Nathan, and if that doesn't work, to Jake! It's down to one basket. Of course, Nathan's double teamed. Of course, he's down to the wire. Of course, he puts up the fade-away, just like Luke told him too. Of course, the Ravens win the game. Oh, and Whitey gets his five hundredth win! The crowd erupts. Luke claps and smiles. Haley leans on him and says, "Hey, you were rooting for Nathan!" He says, "I was rooting for the team." She giggles: "Whatever you say." Nathan walks toward courtside and gives Luke the finger-gun salute. Yup. Maybe they really are getting to know and like one another -- or maybe it's all just fuel for the fire, who knows, but all that matters is the boys are back playing basketball. And winning! Hoo-ha!
Back in Tree Hill, Keith and the boys from the garage are kicking back with a little game of pick-up themselves. Of course, Dan shows up to be an asshole. He gets hold of the ball and says, "I make this shot, you get your asses back to work." Of course, the ball glides effortlessly through the net. Keith stands by and shakes his head. The minions pile back into the garage. He stops Matt and says, "Hey! I expect this from Keith, but I expect you to be me when I'm not here. Get back to work." Keith says, "Come on, Dan, we were just taking a break." Um, okay, wasn't Dan supposed to be glued to the live feed? What time is it? Is the game over in Tree Hill too? Why are they working on a Sunday? Dan goes in for the kill: "Well, break's over, Axl Rose. You never had a strong work ethic. If you did, it'd still be your name up on that sign." Nope, Keith's done. He's taking Nathan's lead and getting the hell away from Dan. Dan snaps, "What in the hell's the matter with you? I do everything I can to help you keep your business." Blah attitude, blah lord it over him, blah brothers, blah not getting along blah Dan wants Keith to feel small, blah Keith's had enough, blah he walks out blah. "You can take the shop. I quit." And with that, Keith takes the basketball in his hand and hurls it at Cardboard Dan, totally decapitates him, and walks away.