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Video: Did Deron Williams call bank on this?

Dec 31, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

Deron Williams

After Tyreke Evans dramatic game winner Wednesday, our own Matt Moore started a debate on twitter about should that shot be better defended? Should you put up at least a token defense on those long end of quarter or end of game shots?

Sometimes it doesn’t matter.

The Trail Blazers did more than just put up token defense, they trap Deron Williams in the back court Thursday night. Yet he splits the double team, launches up the 60 footer and banks it in. It would not have counted in H-O-R-S-E because he didn’t call bank, but the refs let it slide.

  1. thestudiokida - Dec 31, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    I hate to naysay but that is clearly a travel. He establishes his right foot as the pivot-foot and then leaps off of his left foot only. If it was a 2-footed jump it would be legal. I see refs call this in the paint all the time when a post player tries to get separation by abandoning his pivot foot to leap toward the basket.

    • vaiking - Dec 31, 2010 at 11:29 AM

      I was thinking the same thing when I watched it.

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