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Danilo Gallinari's Behind-The-Back Pass To Kenneth Faried In Nuggets-Celtics Game (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 03/19/2012 8:30 am Updated: 03/19/2012 8:30 am

Danilo Gallinari
What a pass!

I think it's safe to say that Danilo Gallinari's ankle is fine now. A few days after a breakout game against the Hawks in which his 3-pointer from the corner in the final seconds saved Denver and sent it into overtime, Gallinari may have pulled off the assist of the season in a win over the Boston Celtics.

As the Nuggets got out in transition, Andre Miller found the Italian behind the Boston defense, but his pass was just a little too far preventing Gallinari from an easy bucket. Gallinari had to tip the ball to himself, tight-rope the baseline and re-gain control of the ball.

All of the sudden, Gallinari casually delivered a lightning-fast behind-the-back pass to Kenneth Faried right under the basket for an easy layup. Nuggets fans immediately jumped out of their seats in amazement as Denver took a 12-point lead in the second quarter.

Gallinari finished the game with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists in Denver's 98-91 victory.

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