Few things went wrong for Brook Lopez Saturday night.
He made 11 of 13 field goals. He made 10 of 11 free throws. He goaded the refs and Ekpe Udoh into a gameful of foul trouble, and he even found teammates with passes for 4 assists.
But with the Nets ahead 90-80 in the final minute, Lopez did get involved in one play that made him look a tad bit silly. With Lopez’s back turned, O.J. Mayo found himself open for an inbounds pass via deflection off Lopez’s derrière.
By the time Joe Johnson came over to help and Lopez turned around, it was too late. Mayo had already squeezed off the layup. It ended up being the final two points of the game.
Despite the clever play, O.J. gets no credit for the pass in the official scorebook. The basket was unassisted.