Oftentimes when a team loses a close game, there are one or two plays you can point to that may have been the difference in the game. Fortunately for J.J. Hickson, the Portland Trail Blazers came away with a 92-90 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday night. For that reason, we’re able to simply classify the pass he made in the second quarter as a laugher.
Hickson was attempting to pass the ball to Sasha Pavlovic in the corner and it wound up several rows deep in the stands. No one was really pressuring him at the time, so it appeared the ball simply just got away from the big man. As Carlos Boozer could tell Hickson, these things happen when passing isn’t your specialty.