Two amazing buzzer-beaters, but which one was better? We’ll let you be the judge.
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yep Pierce the man
U can’t handle the Truth!
i loved pierce and gang when they kicked LeBron’s ass last year.
But I hate Pierce so much right now…
Pierce’s was better.
I still can’t decide if it was a travel on the Manu play or not…he either takes 4 steps after he picks up his dribble or two, it’s weird, some kind of mutant crab-dribble…but nobody of the bucks players or coaches protests so i guess it wasn’t a travel..whatever. btw I hate paul pierce but he is super clutch.
Manu, for the sole reason that it elicited that amazing dance from the indian guy.
The dipper dancing like he’s at brown wedding wins in the spurs video.
how come none of the spurs (on the court) were celebrating?
I’ll go with the one where the dude didn’t take 8 steps before shooting…
Manu at home…against a much better defensive team…over LRMAM…no screen required…not a hard decision here. Manu’s!
Manu definitely travelled.
I loved Pierce’s reaction to Nate hopping all over him like those dogs in the Looney Tunes cartoon, which was not acknowledging him whatsoever.
I can’t allow myself to respect Nate until he stops acting like a five-year-old, even though he’ll always look like one.
Manu’s was better based on degree of difficulty.
Pierce’s was better based on intangibles (both teams riding long winning streaks, media overhyping the game as a “rivalry”, C’s trailed all game long and were clearly getting outplayed, etc)
Pierce’s by a mile. Textbook stepback jumper.
Now…Manu’s two step shuffle jumpback then jumpshot is just wrong in so many ways. I can’t believe they don’t call a travel.
I jumped up out of my seat thinking they’d wave it off but they didn’t.
Hate to do it, but I gotta take Manu’s. That final jump, he didn’t plant both his feet at the same time, so it might have actually been a travel. It just depends on how you look at how he took off…if it’s a two foot jump, it’s legal. If its a step then one foot jump, then it’s a clear travel. If they aren’t going to call that Josh Smith, run w/ the ball from other 3 pt line a travel, I don’t know how the refs could call that a travel.
Manu didn’t need to push off either…
Side note, it’s funny how the Spurs get a shot like this, go slap hands, then stone face walk out of the place like it’s business as usual. Yet, the Celts have to have a lil’ parade, complete with clowns falling on their faces and victory laps around the stadium. I’m surprised they didn’t light off fireworks…why is it that the Celts have to celebrate almost every victory like a lil’ kid celebrates their first lil’ league win? Is that what “championship swag” is?
maybe that’s what ONE championship swag is… lol
as for the Spurs, maybe that’s what MULTI championship swag is. plus they’re the Spurs, charisma isn’t on their dictionary.
but hey, it must be the crowd and the place, there’s New York and then there’s San Antonio.
If you partied and got wasted in New York, I bet you’d also be having a lil’ parade, falling of your face and running around town. But if you partied in San Antonio and got drunk, you just put your head down and head home…
^^ dito. one step then two footed hop after the dribble. looks like he didnt plant both at the same time but no ones gona call that 9/10 games.
he proli lost his balance a bit and thats what caused the awkwardness of his landing, but that just makes the shot even more difficult.
“maybe that’s what ONE championship swag is… lol”
the TRUTH took my boy STAT out with a patented slo mo face up fade jumper, that is clutch in an isolation play, only a few people in the NBA does it in that level. So yeah Paul Pierce rocked NYC last night.
Manu had a good shot too I give him credit.
It’s hard to root for the Celtics ’cause they act like a bunch of clowns. Even ‘tho the Knicks are finally getting their comeuppance isn’t this a game that the “championship- caliber Celtics” are “supposed” to win? So what’s with the victory lap & queer elbow smacking Pierce & Davis engage in & Nate acting like a cartoon parody of a 5 year old idiot? Still I think Manu traveled & as far as shots go, Pierce shut it down. End of discussion. Credit where credit’s due even if they are a bunch of classless dbags.
does anyone know what “BUZZER BEATER” actually means?? there was only one last night… unless we’re calling every shot that leaves time on the clock a buzzer beater from now on, lets get our sh*t straight please.
man all you “manu traveled” guys are NUTS, do you KNOW what a travel is? watch the play, he took a behind the back dribble, jumping from his left foot, landing with his right foot (one step after the dribble) then as soon as his left foot lands again he goes right up to his shot. that makes TWO steps.
now all that said, the manu shot was better because his defender is supposed to be “an elite wing defender”. he was actually a preseason pick for potential defensive player of the year by some “annalists”, on the other hand, amare is not exactly known for his defense. also that shot didnt end the game, while it was a game winner it was not a buzzer beater, and they left the game open to be tied or lose.
bottom line, manu had a more difficult shot against a better defender with no time on the clock.
excuse me, step back not behind the back.
PP only because he shut up the whole building and clowned his own teammate. nate almost pulled a gramatica.
a detailed look at manus NO TRAVEL
argument is over, no travel thanks for coming MANU WINS!
everyone loves eastern conference ball….pierce made that shot look too easy….but manu’s had the drama of the buzzer sounding…definitely the more exciting of the two…had amare pulled his off, he wouldve been the best of the night hands down…and was manu smiling, hell no..still got work to do…holla
Pierce without a doubt. Manu’s play almost looks like a travel…its awkward at best. Paul Pierce’s shot is a dime….straight smooth step back and hit the game winner. Look I don’t like Pierce or the Celtics, but that game winner was NASTY
Amare’s shot was more legal than Manu’s. Traveled his ass off.
Manu acts as if he has been there before. Pierce should take notes and stop acting like a douche
cuz they are used to it. pierce apparently isnt used to that.
can someone explain to me that shit davis and pierce did?? please leave that to baseball players that smack 500ft bombs it doesnt look good after a go ahead basket in a regular season game. nate is an idiot.
manus was better cuz it was a harder shot against a better defender and no time left after he made the basket.
Damn all the hatin on Pierce.
I love how everyone says “be cool” and “don’t celebrate” and I’ma say this. When your trailing a team all day and you make the gamewinning basket in their house whne they’ve been talking shot to you all day? You earn the right to celebrate. Not like Pierce did anything extravagant it was just a victory lap and a celebration with Big baby. Ya’ll act like he busted out some Bron Bron choreography. Nobody talks shit when MJ jumps up and down like a fucking 5 year old after the J over Ehlo. Lets face it if you were Pierce most of us would have done way worse.
Now Nate on the other hand…
P.S Either Ginobili traveled or it was a MASSIVE carry. Still an amazing shot though.
thats the thing when jordan did the thing over elo he hadnt won anything after the titles all he did was the tiger woods fist pump like manu did last night but like someone mention i guess that is what multiple titles get u.
Maybe, like I said all Pierce did was take a lap. Shit he earned it, people act like did a T.O and sprinted down the field in the middle of a game.
Different people react different ways, maybe Manu is all cool and calm about it but Reggie buried millions of clutch shots and still reacted like a dick every time.
Btw, upon further review I take back my Ginobili travel comment. he maaaybe be carried but its a reach at this point. Enjoy your wins Spurs
lol the reggie jumping like a lil girl after giving jordan a hadoken and sinking a 3 was awesome.
My personal favorite celebration next to MJ doing the 5 year old stomp and the this is my house from D-Wade 2 years ago. As much as I love the fist pump i feel strange when I’m celebrating more than the player himself.
guy in red’s reaction (0:18) for the win
also, the reason manu and the spurs weren’t celebrating the win like pierce and the celts is the spurs were up the whole game and let the bucks make a comeback and threaten the win. they were prolly upset at themselves and their defense. the celts were down the whole game and came back, so the celebrated
Manu’s shot was ridiculous. Off-balance fade away, & it looked like he didn’t have good hold of the ball. That’s incredible. Much harder shot to make.
Oh yeah, & not a travel. Skiles was right in front of him, too. He woulda flipped if he thought it was, but it wasn’t.
The Indian Bangra celebration dance pretty much converted me into an instant Spurs fan and made my whole basketball year.