Ginobili was being double-teamed in the corner late in the second quarter of San Antonio’s Game 2 win over Oklahoma City and found Danny Green wide open in the opposite corner. Manu somehow whipped a one-handed sidearm pass to Green that hit the sharpshooter in a perfect place for him to spot-up and drill a 3-pointer during a 22-8 run to close the second quarter.
“I didn’t expect [Ginobili] to get the pass there,” Green said via The Point Forward’s Ben Golliver. “They kind of blitzed him in the corner, he was stuck further away than I expected and I didn’t think he was going to throw it. He still threw it because he’s Manu, and it was a curveball, and I got it. Timmy set a great screen and I just let it fly. … When Manu throws it, its coming from all types of angles and has a lot of different curves on it.”
Passes aren’t always glamorous plays, but that dime by Manu was a beauty. Who else would even think to make a play like that?