UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29:  From the book New York Exposed. Willie Mays' famous eighth inning catch going away from home plate in the first game of the 1954 World SEries between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Indians.  (Photo by Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Managers Worse Than Farrell, Loaded 1966 All-Star Team, Brady-Belichick’s ‘Feud’ 2564856329_a79fdbbc29_z NBA Preview: 2016-2017 Boston Celtics Connelly’s Top Ten: Wright Should Sue Farrell, Pedro Silly, Swordfish – What’s Up? Tropicana Field (MLB Photo) Sox Go 5-2 On Most Recent Road Trip; 4 Game Set in Tampa Upcoming

Video: Celtics’ Sullinger Completes Amazing Tip-In Play vs. Pistons

Boston Celtics color commentator (and gigantic homer) Tommy Heinsohn: “Well there’s 0.2 on the shot clock, so nothing’s gonna happen here unless it’s the best tip-in play of the century.”

0.2 seconds later…

(Video courtesy of the Boston Globe)

Kudos to Gerald Wallace for a perfectly placed pass for Sullinger to tap in, and to coach Brad Stevens for another well-drawn in-bounds play out of a timeout (not that he had a ton of options with so little time, since a catch-and-shoot requires at least 0.3 seconds by rule).

Of course, the Celtics still managed to fumble away that 19-point first quarter lead when Jeff Green’s driving buzzer beater missed badly, handing the Detroit Pistons a 107-106 win.

But hey, we’ll still always have the sound of Tommy cackling.

About Nick Bohlen - @ndbohlen

Nick is an editor and regular contributor for the Patriots, Celtics, and Red Sox sections of SoB. (Despite growing up in Vermont, just a short drive from Canada, hockey never really caught on with him.) Follow him on twitter: @ndbohlen

Tags: , , , , , ,

Discussion

No comments for “Video: Celtics’ Sullinger Completes Amazing Tip-In Play vs. Pistons”

Post a comment