Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  18 responses

Andrea Bargnani Takes a Horrific Three Late in Overtime (VIDEO)

With the New York Knicks hanging on to a two-point lead against the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime, Andrea Bargnani inexplicably hoisted up a three-pointer instead of letting the clock run out. The gaffe allowed the Bucks to force a second OT, but the Knicks hung on for an ugly 107-101 victory. Per the NY Post:

[Tyson] Chandler, playing his first game back from a broken right leg suffered Nov. 5, stabilized the defense and secured rebounds, warring through a leg cramp to make up for the Knicks’ foibles. Chandler finished with nine points, nine rebounds, three blocks and countless amount of gritty plays, forced to play 37 minutes. He cramped up in the second overtime.

The 8-17 Knicks had to overcome a sickly 37.6 percent shooting night against the 5-20 Bucks, who were without their top two scorers — O.J. Mayo and Caron Butler.

“I don’t want to think about that [if we lost],” Carmelo Anthony said. “We won. We move forward.”

Chandler’s big return nearly went all for naught because of the Bargnani miscue. After Chandler secured the offensive rebound, he whipped it back to Bargnani, who foolishly shot immediately with 13.7 seconds left despite having a new 24-second clock. It missed, the Bucks got the rebound, called a timeout with a 11.3 left and Chandler started yelling at Bargnani.

Milwaukee scored on a putback by John Henson with 0.3 seconds left in the first overtime. Instead of falling apart, the Knicks emerged in the second OT with more stifling defense brought about by Chandler’s presence.

“It was aggressive and it definitely was a mistake,” Bargnani said. “It’s a good thing we won the game and stayed together.”

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  • richardh


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  • pposse

    im almost inclined to call for an investigation…or perhaps Bargnani is just dumb

  • BlackBond

    it was dumb play, but its kinda disgusting how his teammates reacted. this season I’ve seen almost every Knicks player not named Tim Hardaway, do some dumb sh!t. no need for them to be pouting when Bargnani does a dumb play

  • BlackBond

    like seriously JR Smith has no right to be throwing his hands up in disgust. every shot he takes is dumb and ill-advised. Theres a lot of bad apples on the Knicks team

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  • fruizm

    I hate his face!

  • Max

    17 3′s, are you kidding me??

  • Mike Gilbert

    I don’t get why this is blowing up so much. I mean I know it’s the Knicks, and it was a dumb play, but he immediately acknowledged his mistake and they won the game too

  • spit hot fiyah

    change this face. ENJOY!

  • spit hot fiyah
  • LP @ThisisEther

    Yea Bargani is not used to winning… some of these things, as crazy as it sounds, have to be learned by guys who play for annual losers like Andrea…They don’t know any better

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Someone meme his face.

  • Slick Ric

    Shaqin a fool

  • Lloyd

    It was an incredibly stupid play that could’ve led to a loss when wins are so hard to come by for that struggling Knick squad. If the Knicks weren’t having such a horrible season already, it would’ve been just another silly moment. Since they suck, it’s another reason for ridicule.

  • Ugh

    It’s called ‘bad morale’. When someone makes an idiotic mistake on a team that’s winning, it’s shrugged off or joked about. When you make that mistake on a team that has great expectations and enormous let-downs it’s total disaster.

  • Ugh

    He’s lining up for that shot the whole time. He’s got his hands up, he’s wide open, he never intended to do anything other than shoot that ball.