Early in the second quarter of Sunday night’s Celtics game against the Timberwolves at TD Garden, C’s guard Eddie House stole the ball from T’Wolves guard Ramon Sessions and then while falling out of bounds, House was able to push a behind-the-back pass to Tony Allen who proceeded to dunk over Minnesota’s Corey Brewer.
Check out the play in the video below:
On Monday’s Around the Horn show on ESPN, Globe columnist Bob Ryan called it the play of the year in the NBA.
“He did more than go behind the back,” Ryan said. “It’s the play of the year. He stole a pass, tipped the ball to himself, went behind the back at midcourt, and then Tony Allen had a finish with a dunk over an oncoming defender. It’s the collaborative play of the year.”
After Sunday night’s game, Rajon Rondo spoke about the House behind-the-back assist and Tony Allen dunk and agrees with Ryan. “Play of the year, without a doubt,” Rondo said. “I mean, we knew they were capable, they give us a hard time every day in practice.”
Was it the play of the year in the NBA? Discuss.