You've got to be kidding me. They didn't really have Sergio Rodriguez taking the last shot, he of the awful shooting and on the night was 1 for 2 from the floor (1 for 3 now of course). Surprising...well...nobody he missed a little runner with a second left on the clock so the game was headed to overtime. Or not. I think I saw the in bounds pass alley oop work once in junior high school, but I'm pretty sure I've never seen it work in an NBA game. Added bonus, it was Grant Hill that they let get to the basket for the alley oop game winner. That's completely inexcusable in every way.
I don't really know what the worst part of that sequence was, but it's all awful and we'll just call that Nate's second really awful coaching move of the year. First off, that ball has to be in the hands of Jarrett Jack or Travis Outlaw on the perimeter. A high screen and roll with Aldridge (looking terrific again) would have been fine too. Hell, I could come up with about 20 plays I'd like better than "Sergio takes his guy" and I'm not a professional coach.
Needless to say, bad times, bad times all around last night in the Garden.