This is just a pleasing sequence.
Kyrie Irving times his jump correctly to deflect the Jazz’s pass. J.R. Smith swoops in to save the ball from out of bounds and bumps it backward over his head the other way as if he were Trevor Booker trying to beat the shot clock. The “pass” goes right to Tristan Thompson, who realizes the quickest way to advance the ball is look backward at Irving, who has changed directions on a dime and is now accelerating toward Utah’s basket at full speed but has not yet passed Thompson. Thompson tries a handoff, but Irving fumbles it. Irving pushes it forward anyway, regaining enough control to throw Kevin Love an alley-oop.