Andrew Bogut Tip-In Gives Pacers Gut-Wrenching Defeat
By now, you probably saw the amazing, last-second play in which a miraculous pass from Luc Mbah a Moute was tipped in by Andrew Bogut to beat the Pacers. There was only 0.5 seconds left and the score was tied. Indiana likely thought they would play a half-second of defense and then head to overtime, but Bogut had other ideas.
Here it is.
There’s really not a whole lot else to say. Roy Hibbert badly airballed an open shot from the elbow on the previous play that would have put the Pacers ahead by two. Danny Granger hit a huge jumper shortly before that.
Otherwise? It was a sloppy game in which Indiana gave up an insane number of offensive boards, allowing a Bucks team that was shooting horrendously to not only stay in the game but lead by double-digits in the first half.
The Pacers played better after the break, gaining and then relinquishing the lead on several occasions. In the final minute, it really looked like this might be another game in which the team could play ugly and still win — on the road (much like last week’s victory over the Kings).
But, again, Bogut had other ideas.
You can pick apart the Pacers poor play here — and we very well might tomorrow — but for tonight, I’m just going to tip my cap to the Australian, Brandon Jennings (who set the pick on Jeff Foster) and, mostly, Mbah a Moute for executing a play perfectly.