Manu Ginobili attempts to intentionally miss free throw, makes it (video)


Manu Ginobili stepped to the line for two free throws with the Spurs down three and 2.5 seconds left. The best plan: Make the first free throw, missed the second and hope for a tip-in.

Ginobili missed the first free throw. Not ideal, but not a game-ender. Ginobili could still intentionally miss the second, and San Antonio could tip out the rebound and shoot a 3-pointer. Not great odds of executing a tip out and making the shot that quickly, but it’s possible.

And then Ginobili made the free throw he tried to miss.

The head-shaking result allowed the Trail Blazers to pull out a 110-106 win.