Josh Giddey has yet again set the basketball world alight with an assist that simply has to be seen to be believed, although it couldn’t help lift Oklahoma City to victory over Toronto.
The Thunder failed to outscore their rivals in a single quarter in the 128-111 loss to the Raptors.
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Giddey would score 13 points, secure seven rebounds and make just one assist.
But what an assist it was.
The Aussie star picked up the ball at the top of the arc before taking it towards the left edge of the free-throw line.
With the ball in hand, he initially faked a pass to Jaylin Williams, who had made a run behind Giddey’s defender.
However, Giddey then moved the ball behind him and laid a bounce pass around his back and into the path of Williams who then made the easiest of lay-ups.
Several NBA fans shared their astonishment on social media.
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It was one of the few bright spots on an otherwise bleak evening for the Thunder.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander yet again led the point scoring tally with 29, but no other teammate was able to crack 20-plus points.
As for the Raptors, power forward Pascal Siakam notched a team-leading 25 points with supersub Gary Trent Jr. posting 23 points of his own.
The defeat to the Raptors snapped the Thunder’s three-game win streak and dropped their record to 34-36, while Toronto improved to the same record.
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