12 PLAYS OF CHRISTMAS: NUMBER 6

DANILO GALLINARI GOES STRONG TO THE RACK (2009)

No. 6 – After an eight-year hiatus, the Knicks returned to Christmas Day to face the Heat in 2009. Dwyane Wade led all scorers 30 with points, but second-year pro Danilo Gallinari wasn’t far behind. Gallinari attacked the basket at will all game long, and on this play he blew by the Heat defender and headed straight for the rim, like a running back charging through the hole. Gallinari finished with 26 points and eight rebounds, but Miami held off a late charge by New York for the 93-87 victory.

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HOW MANY SANTA HATS DOES THIS PLAY DESERVE?