Manu Ginobili's legend grew a bit longer with a freaky 3-point shot during the Spurs-Knicks game on Tuesday night in NY.
Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks controls the ball during the first half against LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017. With everybody in the arena seeing that an assist has failed, it was hard for the referees to actually believe that the ball ended up going through the hoop. It's the first of a back-to-back, though, so it's possible head coach Gregg Popovich decides to rest a player or two, unless it's saved for Wednesday's matchup in Philadelphia. The Argentinean shooting guard was backed by the Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich, who also demanded justice from the refs. Ginobili finished with 12 points three of them coming on what appeared to be a pass that went into the basket without everyone noticing. "I finally was able to take it", Ginobili jokingly said after the game. "I said, 'Yeah, the ball went in!' I acted like I knew what was going on".
This may be the strangest National Basketball Association play of the year.
Knicks forward Michael Beasley picked up the loose ball, playing it as a rebound, and brought the ball up the court as Ginobili pleaded his case to the officials while getting set on defense. "So yeah, it was very awkward, but common sense, I guess".
"I thought he looked solid", Popovich said of Ntilikina before the Knicks' 100-91 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.
Manu Ginobili's overthrown pass that went through the basket fooled almost everyone in the arena on Tuesday night, including San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. They can't even look away from a simple pass or he might just throw it in. We've all got them.