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Luis Scola seals Pacers’ win over Nets with inbound pass off the back of Paul Pierce (VIDEO)

Feb 2, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

The Pacers held on for a 97-96 victory over the Nets on Saturday, and used a crafty move by one of their veterans on the game’s final play to seal it.

Leading by one with 0.4 seconds remaining, Luis Scola left nothing to chance. Instead of attempting to inbound the ball to one of his teammates, he simply took advantage of the fact that Paul Pierce was defending the play with his back to the passer.

Scola passed the ball off of Pierce’s back, and calmly watched as it dribbled to the floor as time expired.

With just 0.4 seconds left, there was essentially no chance of anything game-changing occurring that far away from the Nets’ basket, no matter where Scola threw his pass. But it was an entertaining way for things to end nonetheless.

[via Matt Moore at EOB]

  1. antistratfordian - Feb 2, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    I think the win was already sealed.

  2. bjornreyes - Feb 2, 2014 at 4:03 AM

    What was Pierce thinking?

    • sportsfan18 - Feb 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

      That it was a BIG mistake to sign with the Nyets…

  3. rhetoric1 - Feb 2, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Battier’s done this to Pierce, too. When will he learn?

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Feb 2, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      Battier should sue Scola for copyright infringement.

  4. pfic15 - Feb 2, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Wow. Absolutely no drama here. Game was over.

  5. mrp0po - Feb 2, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    I see some flop warnings coming for the Brooklyn Nets

  6. Kevin S. - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Honestly, Scola didn’t even need to do this. The only chance the Nets had was a five-second call or the Pacers fouling. 0.4 seconds might be enough time for a catch and shoot, but I doubt a steal-and-heave would be gotten off in time.

    • ranfan12 - Feb 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      Of course he didn’t have to. He saw an opportunity and took it. He could’ve threw it harder so it would bounce farther away from pierce

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