If you happened upon the Philadelphia 76ers match-up with the Milwaukee Bucks, you would have seen a rare occurrence: a Milwaukee Bucks win.
Only five times before last night had the Bucks come away from a game victorious.
But thanks to 20+ point nights from Khris Middleton, Caron Butler, and Brandon Knight, the Bucks came away with a 116-106 win.
Middleton lead the way with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Butler put up 22 points and 11 rebounds of his own, and Knight chipped in 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
The play of the night, however, involved none of those three. Instead, it featured another trio of Bucks: O.J. Mayo, Luke Ridnour and Miroslav Raduljica. Together, they combined for the Pass(es) of the Night.
Late in the 2nd quarter, the Bucks, in the form of O.J. Mayo, were taking the ball out on their half of the court. With only seconds remaining, their only hope was to throw it long and hope for something good to happen.
So Mayo launched the ball all the way to the baseline on the other side of the court, where it made its way to Ridnour. Nearly out of bounds himself, Ridnour caught the pass and immediately touched a pass of his own to a cutting Raduljica.
The big man from Serbia caught the pass and threw down a powerful one-handed dunk to close the 1st half out in style.
If you have any suggestions for a pass we should consider, contact me on Twitter (@jmaloney9) or by email at maloneyj(at)xavier.edu.