Play of The Night: Jeff Teague Ties the Game, Sending the Hawks and Cavaliers to Double Overtime

Pike Decoy | Flickr

Pike Decoy | Flickr

Jeff Teague’s terrific season continued in dazzling fashion last night, as he led the Hawks to a 127-125 double overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Teague shot 14-24 from the field, dished 14 assists and stole the ball three times. He also hit the two biggest shots of the night for Hawks: one to tie the game, sending it into a second overtime, and one to win it.

While the game-winner was a thrilling piece of suspense (will the ball fall, or will it bounce on the rim for all eternity?), the game-tying shot was a product of a crafty set full of misdirection. Let’s take a closer took.


Teague’s enjoyed a career year under first-year head coach Mike Budenholzer, thriving in his pick and roll, motion and passing heavy offense Budenholzer brought from San Antonio.

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