Marcus Smart's billiard pass leads to a twice-for-Theis, but no assist
Marcus Smart is known for winning plays, but this one was never in the playbook. Nor was it intended to be. Smart's pass was off the back of Daniel Theis and into the hands of Kyrie Irving - who promptly took the opportunity to score.
Invented a new move specially for #NBAXmas game: The Off-The-Back-No-Look-Pass ! Do you like it ???— Daniel Theis (@dtheis10) December 26, 2018
🔄🔙👀🏀👌🏼🤷🏼♂️ #CUsRise @celtics pic.twitter.com/KnSZgTYjQ5
Twice is a billiards term referring to a bank shot that hits two opposite rails, in this case the rails were Daniel Theis and Kyrie Irving. Apparently, no assists were granted on Irving's shot, and I think Theis was robbed. Just call it a Theis Heist.
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