Watch: Marc Gasol throws the ball away on ridiculous pass
Marc Gasol has a reputation for being a good passing big man, but he did not showcase that skill during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.
The Toronto Raptors big man took a pass down the lane in transition during the third quarter and was going to the hoop. He decided to attempt a pass as he went up and then ended up throwing the ball away in a discus-like move:
WTF was this pass Marc Gasol? pic.twitter.com/XMyyjFDpOU
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That was ugly. It wasn’t his only ugly play of the quarter.
Earlier in the third, Gasol was backing down Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic and embellished some contact he initiated in the post.
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Gasol’s reaction was so violent that the officials reviewed the play to determine whether a flagrant foul was in order. They realized he was flopping and only called a common foul.
At least Gasol put these plays aside and was shooting the ball well. He was 4-for-7 with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists at the time of his blunder.