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.