P.J. Tucker Bizarrely Refused To Pick Up An Inbounds Pass, Gifting The Knicks A Crucial Late Layup

01.23.19 6 months ago

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James Harden continued his unbelievable scoring streak at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night with a 61-point masterpiece, but it was a game filled with plenty of high drama in the closing minutes, with clutch shots on both sides and a bizarre blunder that nearly upended the Rockets’ victory.

With just under a minute remaining, the Rockets put rookie Allonzo Trier at the free-throw line, where he knocked down three clutch freebies to pull the Knicks within three at 107-104.

But on the ensuing inbounds play, P.J. Tucker had a momentary lapse of judgment when he for unknown reasons refused to take the pass, allowing Noah Vonleh to steal it and lay it in to cut the lead to one.

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