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Mason Plumlee makes field goal without touching the ball

Apr 14, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

When the Magic’s Dewayne Dedmon and Kyle O’Quinn battled each other for a defensive rebound and tipped the ball into their own basket, the credit for the shot and offensive rebound went to the nearest Net. Lucky Mason Plumlee.

(hat tip: The Brooklyn Game)

  1. bougin89 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Now that’s efficient scoring!

  2. casualcommenter - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Blocking 2-handed dunks by LeBron, scoring the ball without touching it…

    Mason Plumlee is teaching the world to redefine what’s possible!!!!

    • casualcommenter - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      Kidding aside, I never liked how you could get credit for a basket despite doing nothing to contribute to it.

      I understand the NBA wants all baskets to be attributable to a player on the team that gained the points, but it still seems counter to the purpose of individual player stats for a player to get credit for points he didn’t actually score.

      • ProBasketballPundit - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:17 PM

        A funny comment followed by an astute one. It’s only a shame that Thumbs-Up can’t pay your bills.

  3. timb12 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    He has to be the rookie of the year! He’s straight up magical!

  4. phx1311 - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    lol I love it

  5. spursareold - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    See, Carmelo! You DON’T need touches to score!

  6. ProBasketballPundit - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    It bothers me that they randomly award a rebound & bucket to the nearest offensive player. Would the world melt if you put an Orlando player under Brooklyn’s stats in order to correctly attribute the statistics? And wouldn’t it be interesting to see who leads the NBA all time in field goals scored for the opposing team? (My bet is on Dennis Rodman)

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